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Re: Interesting NE Strowger Device!
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2016, 12:14:07 PM »
Have you begun to work out your codes.....for Linda?

__201_____ = I need a sandwich delivered to the museum

__202_____ = A beer as well

__203_____ = I noticed that the Grass needs Cutting (after delivering lunch)

__204_____ = Seasonal code to change above to Driveway needs Snow Shovelled.
Hmmm., I will have to work on that!
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Re: Interesting NE Strowger Device!
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2016, 10:24:02 PM »
Have you begun to work out your codes.....for Linda?

__201_____ = I need a sandwich delivered to the museum

__202_____ = A beer as well

__203_____ = I noticed that the Grass needs Cutting (after delivering lunch)

__204_____ = Seasonal code to change above to Driveway needs Snow Shovelled.
Hmmm., I will have to work on that!

Oh, Dear!!! :o

I quite nearly snorted a goodly measure of Guinness out of me nostrils, and onto me keyboard and monitor reading this, now didn't I???

Stop it at once, Naughty Boys!!! ;D

Easily the Biggest Laugh of the Year, thus far! ;D

Thanks, and Best Regards!
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Re: Interesting NE Strowger Device!
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2016, 10:59:12 PM »
Just for the sake of a display, until you get your chime, have you thought of using a doorbell chime?  They are usually pretty cheap, run off of 15vAC (you'd need a doorbell transformer and a relay), and the chime for the back door is usually a single chime that goes ding rather than ding-dong.
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Re: Interesting NE Strowger Device!
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2016, 11:01:34 PM »
Just for the sake of a display, until you get your chime, have you thought of using a doorbell chime?  They are usually pretty cheap, run off of 15vAC (you'd need a doorbell transformer and a relay), and the chime for the back door is usually a single chime that goes ding rather than ding-dong.
Yes, thought of that. But I do hope to find a vintage industrial chime eventually for it...
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Re: Interesting NE Strowger Device!
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2016, 04:13:14 AM »
WOW, what a fun toy to have..... I want one!
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Re: Interesting NE Strowger Device!
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2016, 03:56:20 PM »
A chime has been found for the NE Code Call Unit, which should be here soon. I have a nice little Delta switching PMC-23V100W1AA PS to provide power for it at 24VDC at 4.17 amps. The switch itself will also be powered by a 48 volt unit of similar size and form factor.
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Re: Interesting NE Strowger Device!
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2016, 03:37:30 PM »
Today, I received a chime which should work quite nicely with this unit from poplar1. Thank you, David. It was made by Auth Electric of N.Y., and runs on 24 volts D.C.
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Re: Interesting NE Strowger Device!
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2016, 07:49:46 PM »
Nice! I can't wait to see this all together and running!
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Re: Interesting NE Strowger Device!
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2016, 04:14:07 PM »
I got a chance today to power up the chime on my 24 VDC supply - it works like a charm, err. chime. I won't get at hooking it up to the code call unit until I get into the Museum in the spring and it warms up, but it is nice to know all is ready!

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Re: Interesting NE Strowger Device!
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2016, 10:35:38 PM »
Gong Test. Just manually being connected with clip leads to power supply. This is a Windows WMA audio clip inside a zip file so I can upload it to the Forum - the forum doesn't support WMA files directly.
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Re: Interesting NE Strowger Device!
« Reply #25 on: May 25, 2016, 01:23:15 AM »
That's is really cool. the only thing I have that come close to that level of uniqueness is my three IBM and Simplex master clocks and various slave clocks. 

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Re: Interesting NE Strowger Device!
« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2016, 11:21:33 PM »
Ok, finally I got the Code Call mounted and working in the Museum. The largest delay was clearing space for it,and that included moving the 1D2 into the new exterior booth, putting up a larger plywood backboard, then waiting for my son's visit to get the unit mounted on the wall.

It is now mounted, set up, and working. Dial any number from 1 to 99, and the gong will sound out that number. It has a bit of a flaky horizontal reset on the connector - as soon as I fix that, I will do a video of it in operation....

 
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Re: Interesting NE Strowger Device!
« Reply #27 on: July 14, 2016, 09:49:37 AM »
For those of you who have been following the saga of the
Northern Electric Code Call unit rescued in the 70s by Glen
Cavers and recently restored in the Museum, here is a video
of it in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koshK21Kh2s&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Interesting NE Strowger Device!
« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2016, 12:13:13 PM »
Thanks for the demo Dave! Very nice.

Is the chug chug chug chug noise in the background an interrupter for the chime output that operates as long as the system is being accessed?

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Re: Interesting NE Strowger Device!
« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2016, 09:15:52 PM »
very Cool!
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