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Offline markosjal

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Japanese "decorator" phone
« on: December 08, 2016, 08:31:35 PM »
I recently had a lady bring me 2 decorator phones circa 1970s. She wanted to know if I can make them work (of course I can) .

one looks much like this one
(that price is Mexcian Pesos if you are curious 20 MXN to 1 USD)

interesting thing is that it has a japanese clone of a WE 4010B network and even ear and mic elements are WE clones with logos that look like NYC.  I remember seeing something like this many years ago.

This phone however has no bell it has a buzzer in series with a .47uf Capacitor. No luck making it do anything with a 20hz ring though so not sure what the thing is with the buzzer.

I am also attaching the wiring diagram, feel free to add to library, or copy freely

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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Japanese "decorator" phone
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2016, 08:40:29 PM »
These things must be catching on! I just had a lady bring me one of these "decorator" type things for repair. It is one of those brass things with a marble tabletop. Really cheap stuff but I managed to get it ringing, receives and transmits but I have not been able to make the dial work yet. I have not searched but if anyone has a diagram for this it would save me some time. It is not even a dial. The inside looks like the remote for the old ceiling fan in my living room, a printed circuit board type thing. I will post some pictures over the weekend under a new topic if there is any interest.
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Offline markosjal

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Re: Japanese "decorator" phone
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2016, 02:20:05 PM »
Post the pictures please . Please post a link here so I can find them.
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