Author Topic: Antique Bell Crank Wood Wall Telephone Box w/Bells eBay 260825691214  (Read 3746 times)

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I found this shortly after it was posted, a really nice Bell Phone made in Belgium. All I need is a headset for it. I was planning on using an E1 unless someone has a picture of what this beauty looks like originally.  Any info would be greatly appreciated....Doug

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260825691214&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT
« Last Edit: July 31, 2011, 07:44:15 AM by Doug Rose »
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Re: Antique Bell Crank Wood Wall Telephone Box w/Bells eBay 260825691214
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011, 11:08:51 AM »
Doug, This looks like a Country Junction (or similar) type phone. What they did was take old ringer boxes and install newer components in it. You will know for sure once you look inside of it. Here are a few pics of one I sold awhile back.
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Re: Antique Bell Crank Wood Wall Telephone Box w/Bells eBay 260825691214
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011, 12:34:35 PM »
Doug, This looks like a Country Junction (or similar) type phone. What they did was take old ringer boxes and install newer components in it. You will know for sure once you look inside of it. Here are a few pics of one I sold awhile back.
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Bummer! I hope this is not the case here. I saw the decal and that price and it was mine. I will post pictures when it arrives. The one you sold looks like a Phoneco creation. I was hoping this might be real. We shall see....thanks....other Doug
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Re: Antique Bell Crank Wood Wall Telephone Box w/Bells eBay 260825691214
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011, 06:55:25 PM »
Phonco took old ones like the first one and installed dials and modern guts. The handset pictured is the correct one.There was a optional wooden back board that was used to hold the batteries. This is a Local battery series set with a low impedence ringer.This was not a bridging set.
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I have the same set in my kitchen with the back board , not hooked up because I did not want to hack the wiring.

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Re: Antique Bell Crank Wood Wall Telephone Box w/Bells eBay 260825691214
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2011, 09:18:21 PM »
Robbie...any idea why both sets are double hinged. Very strange, both the door and the back can open?. Also feet on the back of both. No way this could sit on a table with he cradle on the top.....thanks...Doug
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Re: Antique Bell Crank Wood Wall Telephone Box w/Bells eBay 260825691214
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2011, 10:20:42 PM »
I bet the feet are there to hold the phone from touching the wall so they could use that line cord and still get a flush mount.
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Re: Antique Bell Crank Wood Wall Telephone Box w/Bells eBay 260825691214
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2011, 10:59:18 PM »
And the feet are standoffs so that it can be wall mounted and then later the wall can be repainted around the phone without getting the paint all over the side of the phone.

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Re: Antique Bell Crank Wood Wall Telephone Box w/Bells eBay 260825691214
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2011, 12:10:54 AM »
If I remember correctly, the terminals to wire the telephone were on the back but inside.you could access them easier if you opened the back. There should be a directory hook underneith.Whoever bought Chicago Old Telephone (woodberry?) should have factory refurbished origional handsets with the cloth cords. Ron Knappan had them to
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Re: Antique Bell Crank Wood Wall Telephone Box w/Bells eBay 260825691214
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2011, 07:26:19 AM »
If I remember correctly, the terminals to wire the telephone were on the back but inside.you could access them easier if you opened the back. There should be a directory hook underneith.Whoever bought Chicago Old Telephone (woodberry?) should have factory refurbished origional handsets with the cloth cords. Ron Knappan had them to
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Thanks Robbie...makes sense. I check my parts box for handsets. Is the handset unmarked? If its original inside ( I hope I hope) I'll go with an E1.

Kenny/Terry...thanks for the info....Doug
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Re: Antique Bell Crank Wood Wall Telephone Box w/Bells eBay 260825691214
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2011, 02:01:20 PM »
It came in today's mail, all original made in 1949. I a more than happy with it....Doug
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Re: Antique Bell Crank Wood Wall Telephone Box w/Bells eBay 260825691214
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2011, 07:40:56 AM »
I cleaned it up and it is just a stunning phone. Looks great with an E1. I just have to find a good spit cup. I have one around some place. I was surprised they were making magneto phone in 1949. Bakelite cradle and crank handle. Feet are wood!....Doug
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