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Offline tanderson78

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North Electric N103A Assistance
« on: October 06, 2017, 12:29:37 AM »
In April 2017, I picked up a Northern Electric rotary payphone with parts dated 1966 through 1971 for $200.  It's a model N103A.  I just got it back from the locksmith this week.  I didn't find a diagram yet on here.  I got it to ring but it doesn't get dial tone.  As a last resort, I'm willing to hook it up to a 500 series network.  Help with the correct diagram or instructions how to hook it up to a 500 series network would be greatly appreciated.   I can send pics as requested.

Offline jj3601

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Re: North Electric N103A Assistance
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 08:29:14 PM »
I just modified my N103a so that it sorta works with a postpay coin trunk.  I have a schematic that I can send to you.  My first post so not exactly sure how to do that.

John

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Re: North Electric N103A Assistance
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 09:25:14 PM »
Can I ask what the locksmith did and how much it cost? Also maybe some contact info for him, a lot of people need payphones opened or keys made, it may help some.
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Re: North Electric N103A Assistance
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 10:05:51 PM »
What is a N103A? I can't find it on Dave's list:
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Re: North Electric N103A Assistance
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 11:53:44 PM »
Could it be North -- Not Northern?

As usual, posting photos with questions is preferred.

There's an installation guide for the North N-103 in the TCI Library.

http://www.telephonecollectors.info/index.php/browse/catalogs-manuals-educational-docs-by-company/north-electric-2/4676-north-electric-model-n-103-coin-telephone-installation/file
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Re: North Electric N103A Assistance
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 01:20:38 AM »
That must be it. That model number for Northern Electric didn’t seem to fit the pattern for their numbering scheme.

Moved it here (and modified the title) with a Redirect to “All Other Pay Telephones” as we don’t have a North Payphone Board.

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Offline tanderson78

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Re: North Electric N103A Assistance
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2018, 10:48:32 PM »
I haven't checked the Forum in a long time so I didn't know I had any responses to my post. I think somebody is right, it is a north, not a northern Electric. Actually, once I just plugged a couple components in properly, it seems to work just fine. The locksmith just ended up drilling out the center lock. As the unit was a little cantankerous to open, the locksmith didn't want to pull it apart any farther, and once I took it apart I realized I will still need to get the coin box lock drilled out. He was a nice guy and didn't charge me very much. I don't know if it's possible to find a lot for this phone so I'm just replacing the lock shaft, for lack of a better word with an appropriate piece of threaded rod and a rounded over nut. I'll send a picture if anybody's interested.