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Offline Doug Rose

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AE 50 with Party Line Attachment
« on: October 26, 2011, 04:16:55 PM »
I know I saw a thread on this recently, but I can't find it. I just came up with a Beautiful AE 50 with a partyline attachment and a tapered plunger. Phone is in amazing condition. With this dial, its probably a Philips of Canada. Any tips on getting this guy to work would be appreciated. Just how does it work. I slide it out and the plunger pops up. Basically all the trouble shooting as I just received it in the mail. NDT but I haven't opend anything...thanks....Doug
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Re: AE 50 with Party Line Attachment
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 06:12:58 PM »
Doug, The Red AE 50 that was just on eBay had that lever on it but I didn't see what the plunger looked like.
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Re: AE 50 with Party Line Attachment
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011, 06:18:18 PM »
Here's the link. < http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=5483.msg66829#msg66829 >
There are a couple pics of the plunger it it kinda looks like the one you showed.
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Re: AE 50 with Party Line Attachment
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2011, 06:58:10 AM »


Nice one!  If the dial numberplate is worn, you can get numeric ones from GPO Spares, for the #10 dial. 

Those 50s with party line hookswitch could be highly useful to "switchers" among us, because that hookswitch is basically equivalent to the "monitor/talk" button on a test handset.  So a party line 50 mounted next to your MDF, wired to whatever type of test clips you use (Strowger clips, alligator clips, TAC connector, goof plug, whatever), is usable as a test set.

I'm still keeping my eyes open for any type of plain-Jane AE 50 with SL ringer at a reasonable price and without damage, preferably "straight from the barn" or "in the wild" since I do my own refurbs.  The Canadian version with GPO dial looks great too. 

Offline Doug Rose

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Where be GG??
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013, 06:10:38 PM »
Another collector posted a question on the AE Party Line phone and it got me thinking, GG last posted 1/23/12. It's almost a year. GG posted long and often... numerous times a day. Anyone have any idea where he went. He was dedicated! His input is missed....Doug
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