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New Here In North Georgia
« on: February 12, 2017, 12:16:00 PM »
Hi everyone, I've always had an interest in the rotary phone having grown up in the era of their use. I'm kind of a collector of a wide variety of stuff... some I have to hide from the wife, she thinks I'm a junk collector. Anyhow I came across a yellow WE 500 that I couldn't pass up and the price was right. The only thing it needs is a new finger wheel.
I tried it and it seems to work incoming and dials out, however the bell doesn't ring. I'll post pics as soon as I can. Got a message that they failed the security check.?  ???

It's the one in my avatar.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2017, 12:21:50 PM by old drifter »
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Re: New Here In North Georgia
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2017, 12:30:23 PM »
I'll post pics as soon as I can. Got a message that they failed the security check.?  ???

Welcome to the forum.

This may help both understand and how to resolve the security check error:

     http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=16137.msg180586#msg180586

A lot of information on everything from taking to posting pictures can be found in this board:

     http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?board=84.0
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Re: New Here In North Georgia
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2017, 12:31:59 PM »
Welcome old drifter!  You sound a bit like me.  My wife kinda ignores my puttering around.
Stu

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Re: New Here In North Georgia
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2017, 12:38:22 PM »
Your ringer not working could be a wiring issue.  We have wiring diagrams that may be helpful to you. 

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Re: New Here In North Georgia
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2017, 12:41:04 PM »
You probably have to move 1 wire to get the ringer working. IIRC the ringer wire from the G terminal has to go to the L1 terminal.
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Re: New Here In North Georgia
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2017, 11:13:15 PM »
Welcome Gene. You may find this hard to believe but your not the only one with a wife that thinks your good stuff is junk :)
Gary

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Re: New Here In North Georgia
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2017, 05:11:57 AM »
Junk, what junk. It's all good stuff, I would know because I keep all my good stuff in the garage where my wife can't see it. :) Welcome to CRPF.
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Re: New Here In North Georgia
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2017, 01:07:14 PM »
Hi everyone, I've always had an interest in the rotary phone having grown up in the era of their use. I'm kind of a collector of a wide variety of stuff... some I have to hide from the wife, she thinks I'm a junk collector. Anyhow I came across a yellow WE 500 that I couldn't pass up and the price was right. The only thing it needs is a new finger wheel.
I tried it and it seems to work incoming and dials out, however the bell doesn't ring. I'll post pics as soon as I can. Got a message that they failed the security check.?  ???

It's the one in my avatar.

The phone stuff isn't junk, it is CRAP (Communication Related Apparatus & Parts). Welcome to the forum.
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Re: New Here In North Georgia
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2017, 05:09:36 PM »
Gene,
         Welcome to the madness  ;D. There has to be something in the water in Georgia and Tenn. :o as my wife thinks I'm a junk collector also.  Love to see pics . stub
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Re: New Here In North Georgia
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2017, 06:35:06 PM »
Welcome to the forum, OD!
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Re: New Here In North Georgia
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2017, 04:50:18 PM »
Hi old drifter, welcome to the Rotary Forum. You can find a great bunch of friendly, knowledgeable and phoney folks here. What county in North Georgia do you live in? I grew up in Catoosa county and live in Gwinnett county. I've had to make two deals with the wife about collecting old phones. The first was either I would collect old phones or go to bars and chase women. She said I could collect my #%*@ phones. She also says the house is hers but the basement and barn belong to me. I have lots of finger wheels, be glad to send you one.
Bill Compton