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North 541 (500-type) desk & Wall sets
« on: June 03, 2018, 05:21:20 PM »
Does anyone (Paul Fassbender maybe?) have a pic of just what a ringer looks like on one of these? Can't find one here right now to look at, and I just picked up a North wall phone that is missing the ringer. I've got 100's of ringers, but would kind of like to narrow down my search parameters ;-)  !
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Re: North 541 (500-type) desk & Wall sets
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2018, 05:43:03 PM »
Ray, I happen to have one of those hanging in the dungeon.  These photos are from file photos I had of the phone and also one I took just now.  It MAY be a frequency ringer as it wouldn't ring when I just tried it but it's original to the phone, I'm sure.

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Re: North 541 (500-type) desk & Wall sets
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2018, 05:57:58 PM »
Ray, I happen to have one of those hanging in the dungeon.  These photos are from file photos I had of the phone and also one I took just now.  It MAY be a frequency ringer as it wouldn't ring when I just tried it but it's original to the phone, I'm sure.

Hope it helps.

Dennis
Yes it does; thanks!  Just my luck; a weird ringer ;-)  Your's doesn't look like a frequency ringer tho; clapper looks 20hz.  Maybe I can shoehorn a WE500 ringer in there; they look close...
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Re: North 541 (500-type) desk & Wall sets
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2018, 06:04:56 PM »
I thought mine was not a frequency ringer, as you said.  It's probably just not wired correctly.  I've never taken the time to fiddle with it.

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Re: North 541 (500-type) desk & Wall sets
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2018, 06:11:02 PM »
A ringer from a 500/554 will fit into a North 541.  I have done that.

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Re: North 541 (500-type) desk & Wall sets
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2018, 08:06:53 PM »
A ringer from a 500/554 will fit into a North 541.  I have done that.

Larry
Yep; just put one in there!
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Re: North 541 (500-type) desk & Wall sets
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2018, 08:52:11 PM »
Here is a North I found a last year. David helped me get the ringer to work. Pic of ringer below....Doug


http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=18705.msg192521#msg192521
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Re: North 541 (500-type) desk & Wall sets
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2018, 09:26:18 PM »
Does anyone (Paul Fassbender maybe?) have a pic of just what a ringer looks like on one of these?

There are a few photos here:

    http://www.paul-f.com/North555.htm

and reference info in a handbook in the TCI Library (search for North Handbook) or:

    http://www.telephonecollectors.info/index.php/browse/document-repository/catalogs-manuals/north-electric-2/1762-north-electric-541-series-tl

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Re: North 541 (500-type) desk & Wall sets
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2018, 08:22:07 AM »
There are a few photos here:

    http://www.paul-f.com/North555.htm

and reference info in a handbook in the TCI Library (search for North Handbook) or:

    http://www.telephonecollectors.info/index.php/browse/document-repository/catalogs-manuals/north-electric-2/1762-north-electric-541-series-tl

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NICE!

Thanks Paul! I have never seen that little book. Too bad it didn't have a nice COLOR page to illustrate the variations.
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2018, 01:17:20 PM »
Thanks Paul! I have never seen that little book. Too bad it didn't have a nice COLOR page to illustrate the variations.

You're welcome, Ray.

While the handbook doesn't have a page to show the colors, at least one does exist.  One is in a brochure in my "to-be-scanned-someday" pile.

There's a quick snapshot on my site and copied below.

     http://www.paul-f.com/color_b.html#N541


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Re: North 541 (500-type) desk & Wall sets
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2018, 03:36:34 PM »
You're welcome, Ray.

While the handbook doesn't have a page to show the colors, at least one does exist.  One is in a brochure in my "to-be-scanned-someday" pile.

There's a quick snapshot on my site and copied below.

     http://www.paul-f.com/color_b.html#N541



Thanks; VERY cool!
I notice that it doesn't show the Dark Gray of which I have seen an example of, and the Green of which is the ONLY color of these that I have never ever come across. These colored North 541's have to be literally the RAREST colored desk-sets in existence!
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Re: North 541 (500-type) desk & Wall sets
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2018, 04:21:55 PM »
The one in the bottom of the picture is "Executive Gray" which looks almost black. Another is "Tawny Green" is that the green you were talking about?
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Re: North 541 (500-type) desk & Wall sets
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2018, 04:35:02 PM »
The one in the bottom of the picture is "Executive Gray" which looks almost black. Another is "Tawny Green" is that the green you were talking about?
Yep; never seen a green one!
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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2018, 09:21:04 PM »
I saw this one, but missed out when the collection was finally sold.
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Re: North 541 (500-type) desk & Wall sets
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2018, 09:34:22 PM »
You can see pictures of the ringer in my North here:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hIn7TsAOhwtakrIo2

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