Author Topic: Candlestick Parts?  (Read 885 times)

Offline bigdaddylove

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Candlestick Parts?
« on: September 18, 2011, 03:39:05 PM »
What type WE transmitter, receiver and receiver insert would I need to restore this?

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=5440.0

I've never owned a candlestick so I'm not sure what parts are correct for this setup. The perch is marked 48D. From a cursory interwebs glance, it seems this perch was used for a railroad set up. Is that correct?

Am I correct in assuming this would have been a sidetone set up?

Thanks!

Offline Wallphone

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Re: Candlestick Parts?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2011, 05:13:41 PM »
I'm not quite sure why you didn't ask this question in the other post that you started about this phone and are now referring to, but my 48D has the headset type receiver hook but yours looks like it has already been converted for the hand held receiver. You said that the wooden receiver is heavy, is it plugged with four pieces of metal? You would need to see how many hookswitch contacts there are before you know if it is sidetone or anti-sidetone. Also if the transmitter has the F1 element in it then it was probably set up for anti-sidetone. But remember, I'm not an expert at candlesticks or anything else for that matter.
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Re: Candlestick Parts?
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2011, 05:31:46 PM »
I asked here because I wasn't sure if I should start a new post in the appropriate forum or in the old one since it could be considered a technical question. Some forums are really picky about that stuff.  ::)


Should I move it?

BTW, it seems that there are two different headset hookswitch types. Does yours look like this?

http://tinyurl.com/3fc64a9


« Last Edit: September 18, 2011, 05:38:19 PM by bigdaddylove »

Offline Wallphone

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Re: Candlestick Parts?
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2011, 05:57:34 PM »
The reason I asked was because all your pictures are in the other post, no big deal. Yes, mine looks like that. My phone is a candlestick that sits on a desk, it isn't mounted to a scissor attachment but that doesn't matter for the sake of this conversation. If you ever buy a different hook for any phone make sure it has the little insulated nub that moves the switch springs. The nub keeps the hook isolated from any currents going though the hookswitch. I have one where I wiped out the nub on a Scotch-Brite wheel and I'm not sure what I'll use to fix it.
Doug Pav