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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Tesla Phone
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2014, 07:59:28 PM »
I took a look at the receiver in a Bulgarian phone, and it has the same lettering, so I am going to guess that the transmitter and receiver in this phone are Bulgarian.  The handsets on the two phones are quite similar.

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Re: Tesla Phone
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2014, 12:46:45 AM »
In Burlgaria they used to use the same writing as Russian. They still do I think. So just from the lettering it is not possible to conclude where they came from.
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Tesla Phone
« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2017, 05:45:49 PM »
It has been quite a while, but I just got this: ebay link for fairly cheap, and plan to transplant the braided cord into the Tesla phone.  This handset was made in 1962 by T&N.  The cord is about 3 1/2' long, so it should be usable.  I can only guess what someone did with it or why it was in Nevada.  The bakelite is in good condition, and there were good transmitter and receiver elements in the handset.

Larry
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Tesla Phone
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2017, 09:22:23 AM »
I have been using this phone on my desk the past few days with the German braided handset cord and the transmitter.

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Re: Tesla Phone
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2018, 04:47:17 PM »
I was looking to identify a phone and found this posts. It is mostly the same model but with button. I got it from somebody who said he got it on a flea market in Buenos Aires. Somehow it made its way from Prague to Argentina and finally landed in Switzerland. It was in very bad shape, dirty and rusty.

It has a diagram glued to the inside of the bottom cover.

The dial seems to be from 1950.

The handset cord was broken but the receiver and transmitter worked. I replaced the cord innards and reused the outer cloth. Also the capacitor seems to be broken, I soldered another one in parallel. Now its cleaned, it rings and dialing works, audio is fine.

To do: Find letter disc for dial, find braided handset cord.

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Tesla Phone
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2018, 06:03:32 PM »
Cleaned up nice! Great find, a South American phone in Switzerland!
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