Author Topic: AE Auto-Com AM-73 & WE 191G(?) CL Find  (Read 676 times)

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AE Auto-Com AM-73 & WE 191G(?) CL Find
« on: February 26, 2018, 12:02:45 PM »
Sitting home, bored out of my gourd waiting for my hip replacement Wednesday I went on CL. I found a nice AE 1A with a very shiny 500 set for $40

Jan was  running errands so she picked them up for me.

Then he emailed he had a WE payphone.  He sent me a pic and I asked how much, he said $10. Well, the payphone was not as good as the other two which are close to perfect cosmetic wise.  Major Corrosion on the payphone. Nice back plane that would have held the missing subset. This guy looks like he sat outside for awhile or a wet environment.

A good instruction card that was damaged beyond repair from leakage and paint spills. JP is a part of Boston. darn!

How do I get the wood back plane off and open this to see if anything is salvageable. Lock is rusted to a mass of rusty metal.

After Wednesday surgery I'll see what I can do with it on the weekend....Doug
« Last Edit: February 27, 2018, 12:03:15 AM by AE_Collector »
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Re: Disability CL Find
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 01:14:28 PM »
Back of payphone and inside of AE 1A, some kind of intercom wires cut
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Re: Disability CL Find
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2018, 03:30:36 PM »
Doug,
        Auto-Com System AM 73 on the 1A , AE Catalog 4033 , 1939 , pg. 11 . It has the induction coil receiver .  SWEET !!!! Good Luck on your replacement . stub
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Re: Disability CL Find
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 03:32:45 PM »
On that AE dial, does it return after dialing a number?

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Re: Disability CL Find
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2018, 03:35:00 PM »
Larry,
         It should return when the handset is placed in the cradle .   stub
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Re: Disability CL Find
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2018, 03:39:59 PM »
I could not get it to return with handset in or out of Cradle, so I replaced it. I have quite a few AE dials for spares. All the wires were cut so I didn't feel it was a problem moving it out. If anyone need the original dial. PM me.

It came out fairly nice.

thanks Stub, 7:30 Weds morning. I really cannot wait!....Doug
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Re: Disability CL Find
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2018, 03:52:46 PM »
Doug,
          My replacement has been great for 17 or 18 yrs now .
          If we could find out the value of the impedance coil that goes in the talk circuit it would be nice to hook one up and have a 10 line intercom. stub
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Re: Disability CL Find
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2018, 03:58:12 PM »
Didn’t we just discuss this AE model in the last month or so? The cut wires would have simply been a cable going to the other phones on the system...common talking and selective buzzer system... I think Stub?

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Re: Disability CL Find
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2018, 04:01:58 PM »
Terry,
        Yep .  stub
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Re: Disability CL Find
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2018, 04:12:07 PM »
Thanks guys....Doug
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Re: Disability CL Find
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2018, 04:32:08 PM »
So Ken...is the dial to restore when the plunger button is pushed? If so....HOW? A rod down into the base? Hook c9ntavts still in the cradle like normal? If none of that is present in Doug’s Phone, maybe the dial was just put into the phone to fill the void.

What’s the button on the right side of the housing? Maybe pushing it restores the dial? Or is it a “buzz again” button? Or do you turn the dial and then use the button to buzz,...maybe that’s it!

Sorry for all the questions...we never had this stuff here at all.

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« Last Edit: February 26, 2018, 04:35:15 PM by AE_Collector »

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Re: Disability CL Find
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2018, 04:51:22 PM »
Coin phone looks like a 191G (late 40s). 10G key should open the upper housing. Otherwise, a big screwdriver wedged between the upper housing and lower. (That's why they added the barrel locks on 234Gs!)

If it didn't have the wooden back board, you could just remove the back, though 2 of the screws might be inserted from inside the phone.
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Re: Disability CL Find
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2018, 04:59:34 PM »
Wooden backboard looks as though someone used it to supplement their firewood supply so Doug could sacrifice it on the table saw. Maybe take it with you on Wednesday Doug..., I’m sure the surgeons could practice on it.

Good luck with a speedy recovery!

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Re: Disability CL Find
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2018, 05:56:47 PM »
Thx Terry......I can’t wait!  I will check the dial out tomorrow and include pics. With all the wires cut, I just got impatient with it

Thx David.... I will try to pry it open. The backplane is missing a lot.

Hopefully this weekend I can look at it.....Doug
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Re: Disability CL Find
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2018, 07:27:56 PM »


Thx David.... I will try to pry it open. The backplane is missing a lot.

Hopefully this weekend I can look at it.....Doug

I meant to try that only if the 10G key won't work even if you are pushing down on the upper housing.
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