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Re: Canadian Ae 34
« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2015, 07:32:50 PM »
Okay

Thanks guys, that I understand,

The same guy had a Siemens 366 with an e1 handset and I passed it by even though I know some part of it was used in Saskatchewan at some point,

So the assembled from parts thing makes sense

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Re: Canadian Ae 34
« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2015, 09:08:09 PM »
rbouch ,
           SWEET phone !!!!!!!!!!!!
           Here 's the diagram for the induction coil handset and one with induction coil in base.
           Here's the correct receiver for your phone.  Hope this helps.   stub
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Re: Canadian Ae 34
« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2015, 10:39:25 PM »
Thanks Kenneth

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Re: Canadian Ae 34
« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2015, 01:27:47 AM »
It looks like I knew the two versions of the AE 34A2 existed but I had forgotten. I posted this elsewhere.

I wonder what would make an operating company choose the DC receiver over the conventional booster circuit at that time? It would be cheaper but it is more sensitive to line length (loop current).

Jack

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Re: Canadian Ae 34
« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2015, 04:33:38 AM »
I can't give you the exact date they stopped making the AE34, but I would say in the late 40s. Then the AE40 came about, and they manufactured them, too in Brockville. I have examples of the Phillips (made in 1947) AE34b, the AE 40, and the AE80, as well as a very interesting Wooden Monophone (27/12/1945) (monophone still has its inspection tag in it).

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=11635.msg125731#msg125731

My AE 34 isn't the A3 version. I found mine in a lot which a Seattle recycler got his hands on - it was the grimiest of the bunch, but other than grime, it was perfect (with the exception of some damage to the side grill, easily repaired). I also got an extensicord for it at the same time and some spare parts for $100 or therabouts landed. It, also is a beauty. The grime was easily removed, but it did result in my getting it for a really good deal, as it looked horrible in his initial photo. Really farm fresh  8)

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=9000.msg96878#msg96878

At one point, AE owned some 90% of the plant, and in 1953, they began building their new plant, opening in 1954 on Schofield Hill, on Strowger Blvd. Wonder how the street got is name?  8)

At that point, the Phillips plant closed down their phone manufacturing building, and production moved up to the new AE plant. The cable portions of the plant was then sold to British Calender Cables, and continued manufacturing wire and cable for AE on King St. West.

It finally was demolished a few years ago.

I sort of grew up in the glory days of both plants, and wish they had both continued manufacturing.  I remember many of the employees of both.

Dave

Does anyone know when they stopped making these in canada?
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Re: Canadian Ae 34
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2015, 06:42:15 PM »
Dave, Jack, Unbeldi, Stub

Thanks so much for the info. I love the phone and being able to find out the details like this is more than appreciated.

I just came into an AE 5O from BC and noticed it had the same style of ringer as this one.

Much larger than the ringer on my AE 40, which is also Canadian but mid 50's or later.

Are these ringers restricted to a time period or a country (US vs Canadian)?

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Re: Canadian Ae 34
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2015, 07:17:36 PM »
Over time the ringers in AE 40 and AE 50 were upgraded from the older "low impedance" ringers (the large ones) to newer "high impedance" ringers (the smaller ones). I don't know exactly when that happened or if the timing was similar for the US and Canadian factories.

Generally, the AE 40s with ID numbers starting with 40 have older (larger) ringers and those with ID numbers starting with 41 have newer (smaller) ringers. The same is true of AE 50s with ID numbers starting with 50 and 51.

Jack