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Started by earlytorise, March 17, 2016, 12:28:35 PM
Quote from: earlytorise on March 17, 2016, 12:28:35 PMI have a Leich Electric/ Automatic electric Rotary phone Model 803 C it has a dial spring lock mounting on set. I need ringer wiring as I believe it is wired for party line and would like wired ring party or pvt line. Any Ideas/
Quote from: AE_Collector on March 22, 2016, 11:40:46 AMEverything is working as designed, your phone company just doesn't offer 42 cycle ringing for party 5 or 6 of a 6 (or more) party line!As Unbeldi suggests, another phone on the same line will indicate an incoming call or an extension ringer located near the Leich 80 set. A replacement AE "Straight Line" ringer could be purchased on eBay or elsewhere. Presumably a real junker AE phone could be purchased very inexpensively.I have slightly changed the title of this topic. The N at the beginning of your midel number does indicate that yours is the first version of this model which should have a manual compensator adjustment on the base. The diagram that I posted above is the correct one. The 2 (not 3) is correct for a coil cord handset cord and there are at least a couple more badly faded digits after the 2, likely 00 which indicates a black phone. The C could be a G. If a C it indicates a letters & number dial but if it is a G it is likely indicating the ringer frequency. The ringer is typically indicated on the base with the actual frequency 2 digit number or SL for Straight Line or XX for no ringer equipped. I am quite certain that I have seen a chart somewhere assigning letter codes to the various AE ringers as well. Maybe that coding format was used by Leich Electric.Terry
Quote from: unbeldi on March 22, 2016, 12:21:22 PMPS: Actually, nothing much appears consistent over time in AE's numbering schemes.