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Offline FABphones

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AE 3 Slot or Decorator Phone?
« on: October 12, 2018, 04:34:08 PM »
The search continues. I'm considering this one.

I freely admit, I know nothing about payphones. What am I looking at in here?

Thanks for any guidance.
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Re: AE 3 Slot or Decorator Phone?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 04:48:37 PM »
I am no payphone expert either but from the ringer in the vault and the wiring I would guess it was converted by someone. Does not look like a factory "decorator" conversion to me.
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Re: AE 3 Slot or Decorator Phone?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 04:57:21 PM »
The wiring harness  looks intact for an LPB series paystation.That ringer could be removed .You will need a vault door and lock,coin relay if you wanted to restore it and an AE type 81 handset.Set appears to have a G type handset

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Re: AE 3 Slot or Decorator Phone?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2018, 08:55:48 AM »
@FabPhones - we seem to be good a watching the same things on eBay.
I must admit that I was hoping this one would slip through unseen, but clearly not.
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Re: AE 3 Slot or Decorator Phone?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2018, 12:52:29 PM »
@FabPhones - we seem to be good a watching the same things on eBay.
I must admit that I was hoping this one would slip through unseen, but clearly not.
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Oh no. We aren't bidding against each other are we?
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Re: AE 3 Slot or Decorator Phone?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2018, 11:13:07 PM »
Iíve often wondered how often that happens.
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Re: AE 3 Slot or Decorator Phone?
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2018, 03:21:50 AM »
The wiring harness  looks intact for an LPB series paystation.That ringer could be removed .You will need a vault door and lock,coin relay if you wanted to restore it and an AE type 81 handset.Set appears to have a G type handset

I zoomed in on the pic, the vault door in the photo looks like a piece of hardboard cut to fit the hole? (seller says no keys). Are the parts you mention / vault doors, keys difficult to find? (any parts needed would have to be sourced from your side of the pond).

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Re: AE 3 Slot or Decorator Phone?
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2018, 04:33:11 AM »
Oh no. We aren't bidding against each other are we?

We might have been if the price had stayed low enough.
I think it's still at a fair price, but it's too much for me right now.
Good luck!
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Re: AE 3 Slot or Decorator Phone?
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2018, 09:33:00 AM »
Vault doors and keys are on Ebay but I think they are over priced .Make sure they are 3 slot.

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Re: AE 3 Slot or Decorator Phone?
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2018, 01:35:07 PM »
Next question - is a dial card opal from a W.E. the same as a A.E.
If so would it fit this A.E. dial centre?
« Last Edit: October 14, 2018, 01:45:14 PM by FABphones »
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Re: AE 3 Slot or Decorator Phone?
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2018, 01:43:22 PM »
@FABPhones would I be right in assuming that you won it?
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Re: AE 3 Slot or Decorator Phone?
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2018, 02:51:15 PM »
AE dial number cards and frames will not interchange between dials.Make sure that the assy that is for sale will fit the AE fingerwheel you have

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Re: AE 3 Slot or Decorator Phone?
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2018, 04:53:03 PM »
Ah ok, thanks for that.

This is now on its way to me from Germany. Cost was $230 including shipping (bought for me as a gift). I don't know if that price is good or not?

We can't get these as easily as you can over there, 99% of the few I see are mostly empty aside from a wired PCB. I wanted one as complete as possible, hopefully this one won't need too much.

So, I guess a good place to start re tidying this up is to begin looking for a vault door and keys (if anyone has one please message me). Vault doors for 3 slot A.E / W.E are the same?

This is going to be a bit of a learning curve for me.... I've never actually seen one apart from in a photo....

Any pointers, tips and advice will be gratefully received.
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Re: AE 3 Slot or Decorator Phone?
« Reply #13 on: October 17, 2018, 07:27:27 PM »
I will definitely be needing a vault door and key/s, if anyone can point me in the right direction please. The door on it at the moment is 'repro' metal, held on with a spring.

A few on eBay, but all silly prices. Can't decide whether to get the inner coin box too.
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Re: AE 3 Slot or Decorator Phone?
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2018, 01:31:15 PM »
What is this (photo 1, centre right)?
This is not on my phone (photo 3), should it have this?

Anything else on photo 1 /2 phone that should be on photo 3 phone?
Go on - all of it?  Oh dear...  ::)

Thanks.
« Last Edit: November 01, 2018, 01:55:42 PM by FABphones »
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