Author Topic: A WE 354 wall phone converted to 356 type  (Read 415 times)

unbeldi

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A WE 354 wall phone converted to 356 type
« on: November 19, 2015, 10:45:08 PM »
Casually looking one might confuse this wall phone with the Western Electric 356, and pay too much. But it isn't.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/361425311382

The phone was properly converted with an electron tube for polarized ringing on a party line, including the proper low-impedance ringer (B3A).

What gives it away is that this phone still has the 101B induction coil and the 354 hookswitch, and an M3 stamp on the housing.

Nevertheless, a nice example of a barn-fresh instrument that was converted undoubtedly by the telephone company in Wisconsin in ca. 1953 or so.


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