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Offline Doug Rose

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Two AE 34s
« on: September 15, 2015, 07:09:48 PM »
I won these awhile back on eBay and they came today. They are in wonderful condition and I want to turn them back into manuals sets. Any one have any idea what type retainer ring was on these. There is a small hole and then I imagine it secured through the middle where the button was placed? Anyone have the retainer rings for sale or trade? They arrived packed exactly how I asked, all the way from the left coast with no damage at all. This will be a great winter project....Doug

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Re: Two AE 34s
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2015, 08:12:38 PM »
I think these were the two I was watching.  The bottoms didn't seem right - do they have the correct ringers in them?  Nice pair of phones! 
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Re: Two AE 34s
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2015, 08:23:41 PM »
Nice score Doug!

Yes ringers are a big question, especially having been used as intercom sets.

Think the number card would be pretty similar to the retainer on the 3" AE dial but uses a metal backing plate with as you said, a small screw through the centre into the bakelite dial blank.

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Re: Two AE 34s
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2015, 07:13:47 AM »
Terry/Dave....I have a mental health day today and plan to open them and check them out. I couldn't pass up two 34s for a bargain price.

Terry.....do you have anything I might be able to use on these beauties?....thanks....Doug
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Re: Two AE 34s
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2015, 09:24:15 AM »
Being a pair for the same purpose, I would leave them the way they are, but replace those cords, and reimplement whichever functionality they had in this configuration.

Do they even have a ringer at all?   It's hard to tell, but is that a button or a red light (or both) in the center? ok, seems it's a button, by the other pics on eBay.
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Re: Two AE 34s
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2015, 12:15:56 PM »
The shells are perfect as are the working handsets, but the insides are stipped with just a door bell type bell inside. Bummer!   :-[
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Re: Two AE 34s
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2015, 01:02:56 PM »
I almost expected that.  The buttons were to activate the low-voltage buzzers.
How are the handsets wired to the mounting cords?  Is there any kind of hybrid or are the three or four conductors of the handset simply brought out to some controlling unit?

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Re: Two AE 34s
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2015, 01:15:19 PM »
Three conductor as it should be. Both worked when I brought DT to the Line Cords. Disappointing...Doug
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Re: Two AE 34s
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2015, 01:34:50 PM »
Puctures of inside?

While these may have been modified by anyone, AE did supply anything that someone would buy that was based on their products so they could have been equipped as they are now by AE.

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Re: Two AE 34s
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2015, 03:02:26 PM »
Here are some pics, the handset was wired as it should and the line cord as it should ....buzzer was wired to two handset leads.....I can make two nice display phones or hope fro an AE34 dumper or two to show up...Doug
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Re: Two AE 34s
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2015, 03:15:33 PM »
You know Doug, if you loved me you would give me one of those handsets!   :-*
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Re: Two AE 34s
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2015, 03:34:44 PM »
Show some love!

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Re: Two AE 34s
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2015, 03:36:38 PM »
There appears to be some kind of piece of paper tucked under the bell, a circuit perhaps?

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Re: Two AE 34s
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2015, 03:53:18 PM »
Tina....I would happily trade one of these for yours all covered with paint  ::)

Karl....good eyes....I had to remove that great bell  :-[ to get it....Doug
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Re: Two AE 34s
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2015, 04:12:54 PM »
But I will be selling this handset, but not the phone as I don't think it belongs on the phone..Doug
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