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Offline shortrackskater

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Hi Everyone!
I'm new here. I already my first question answer, on my condenser.
I know nearly nothing about telephones other than, when I was about 11, I was screwing with wiring on the phone when it rang!
OUCH! Well it wasn't that bad, but it woke me up!  ;D
My question is: Is there a section here that just explains how a phone works, and also shows the parts/identifying features of the phone and maybe things like the different lettering on the transformer thingy?
Thanks!
Mark J.

Offline paul-f

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A good reference book is "Old Time Telephones" by Ralph Meyer.  It's reviewed here:
  http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=1270.msg16101#msg16101
 
You can take a basic course with comments from the author here:
  http://www.telephonecollectors.info/index.php/telephony101
 
Another source is mentioned here:
  http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=8340.msg89697#msg89697
 
There are, of course, numerous other basic telephone reference books.
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Offline shortrackskater

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Thanks Paul!
I'll look those up.
Mark J.