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Offline bob833

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Double Magneto Ringer Box??? Pictures Added
« on: January 31, 2018, 07:38:55 PM »
There is an auction near me on Saturday and it has a "different" ringer box that I haven't seen before. I am turning to the experts for some info.
I wish I took a picture of it but I didn't, it has what looks like a double magneto. There are two sets of u shaped magnets that are butted together at the open ends. Is this a rare ringer box, who made this, should I "go after it"??  Any information would help, even if I get out bid, which happens because I am CHEAP! ;D Thanks Bob.
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Re: Double Magneto Ringer Box???
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 07:49:56 PM »
Butted together with just one armature, or two (two cranks)? That would increase the juice, twice the magnets.
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Re: Double Magneto Ringer Box???
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 07:56:23 PM »
It only had one crank, it had multiple contacts on the outside base of the ringer box, and only one set of bells and coils.

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Re: Double Magneto Ringer Box???
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 08:01:07 PM »
That would have been an interesting photo.
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Re: Double Magneto Ringer Box???
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 08:47:41 PM »
Could be home made, or it could be a very early Bell Telephone.  If it's an early, like a coffin phone, I wouldn't be cheap - jump all over it.
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Re: Double Magneto Ringer Box???
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 09:36:25 PM »
Here is a link to "a" coffin phone.

     http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=8606.0

Did it look like this?
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Re: Double Magneto Ringer Box???
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 09:39:34 PM »
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Re: Double Magneto Ringer Box???
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2018, 07:30:40 AM »
I wish it was a coffin phone, $11,300!!! Wow!  It isn't that long and the crank is on the side. I will try to stop tonight on my way to work and get a few pictures. I take pictures of everything, ya think I would have taken at least one.

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Re: Double Magneto Ringer Box???
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2018, 08:25:49 AM »
Here a few pictures of that ringer box, dirty but different!

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Re: Double Magneto Ringer Box??? Pictures Added
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2018, 09:17:07 AM »
Quite unusual.  How much are they asking for it?
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Re: Double Magneto Ringer Box??? Pictures Added
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2018, 11:34:04 AM »
That mag has to be hot!
Must have been for extra long loop installs.
I bet it packs a punch!
Will look nice cleaned up.

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Re: Double Magneto Ringer Box??? Pictures Added
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2018, 12:16:50 PM »
Can you rotate the 1st picture 180 degrees?
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Re: Double Magneto Ringer Box??? Pictures Added
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2018, 12:43:16 PM »
David...is this what you want?
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Re: Double Magneto Ringer Box??? Pictures Added
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2018, 12:54:33 PM »
What is the purpose of doubling the magnets??
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Re: Double Magneto Ringer Box??? Pictures Added
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2018, 01:16:23 PM »
What is the purpose of doubling the magnets??

Twice the juice.
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