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Offline mentalstampede

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Re: My first Payphone
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2014, 08:57:56 PM »
WDS, I'm guessing you understand how to wire this, because of your extensive phone knowledge. I did find a 531, although I'm not sure if it will work, as there are no inside pics. Link: http://tinyurl.com/ohlotn8

But, for people newly interested in payphones, it's really a model 500 (phone part) with a coin assembly. That's why a network is necessary, b/c they use to use coin lines which were controlled by operators. (please correct me if I'm wrong about anything.)

Ben

531 is just a ringer. It contains no network parts.
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Offline poplar1

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Re: My first Payphone
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2014, 09:15:25 PM »
A 687A doesn't have a network, only a ringer and a capacitor. Someone has added the network to your 687A, in effect converting it to a 685A.

In my similar payphone, I'm running a 687A subset. The number doesn't really seem to matter, unless it could be there is a freq. ringer or missing 500 series parts.

Ben
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Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: My first Payphone
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2014, 09:56:16 PM »
Woops, sorry! Thanks for correcting me, though.

Ben

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Re: My first Payphone
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2014, 10:06:54 PM »
you are right about the coin lines, but they were automatic, unless you called the operator, that is.
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