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Re: Value of an Automatic Electric 34-A9
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2016, 12:22:50 PM »
Gray prepay relays are very hard to find. The difference in the relay is the prepay relay has a arm that moves the Coin vane to collect or return and also opens the trap so the money can collect or return. Here is a A/E prepay relay. Even a A/E prepay relay is rare.

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Re: Value of an Automatic Electric 34-A9
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2016, 12:28:19 PM »
The 34A9 that is being discussed had a post pay relay,which is understandable because the prepay is very hard to find. It is hard to say which relay would have been in a A/E 34A9, It could have been a  Gray or a A/E. What ever the case may be it would have had a bent magnet relay this early in the game. Here is a Gray post pay relay with the bent magnet. Note the difference in the magnets in the early and late relay one is flat and bent. The other is round.

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Re: Value of an Automatic Electric 34-A9
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2016, 12:30:26 PM »
Here is the inside of a 34A11

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Re: Value of an Automatic Electric 34-A9
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2016, 12:41:29 PM »
Dial on the 34A11 could  be whatever a independent phone company decided to use.

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Re: Value of an Automatic Electric 34-A9
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2016, 12:43:26 PM »
The chute in  the 34A11 is a Gray 5 cent chute because it is still a 5 cent telephone.

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Re: Value of an Automatic Electric 34-A9
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2016, 12:56:03 PM »
In my opinion the chute that should be in the 34A9 should be a modified Gray chute like in this picture.

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Re: Value of an Automatic Electric 34-A9
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2016, 01:17:19 PM »
If you look in the 35 Gray catalog you will see this Gray coin chute in many of the pictures. I looked for it for years and finally found one. This is what it looks like. It is the only one known to exist. It looks like a later A/E but is quite different. Its marked and has humps at the top where the coins go down the track.