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Re: number card holders for Kellogg dials
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2013, 01:55:05 PM »
Grumpy, look here:

http://tinyurl.com/7n3m3fn

This is from the Telephony Document Repository - The TCI Library

Just click on "View" or "Download" to see an illustration of the procedure for removing the dial card retainer ring as described verbally in the previous posts.


Hi Dennis.. i'm Denis. I need to know how to lube the dial . Which oïl or grease I need for that please ?. thank you.
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Re: AE Dial with Metal Fingerwheel - Number Card Holder Removal Instructions
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2013, 02:07:16 PM »
You can find that also in the TCI library. I am at work and can't go to the site here but I know it is there because I have referred to it a lot! There is a special dial lube, of course, which is probably very scarce. Most of us use watch oil or light machine oil such as what is used for clocks and typewriters. Available in a handy needle dispenser. Should be available at your local hardware store.
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Re: AE Dial with Metal Fingerwheel - Number Card Holder Removal Instructions
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2013, 02:30:13 PM »
You can find that also in the TCI library. I am at work and can't go to the site here but I know it is there because I have referred to it a lot! There is a special dial lube, of course, which is probably very scarce. Most of us use watch oil or light machine oil such as what is used for clocks and typewriters. Available in a handy needle dispenser. Should be available at your local hardware store.


Yes I have oïl for sewing machine I imagine that its okay.....I have 2 big bottles of this oïl. sorry for my English.
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Re: AE Dial with Metal Fingerwheel - Number Card Holder Removal Instructions
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2013, 02:34:10 PM »
Your english is fine! Do you have a needle type dispenser to apply the oil?
If not you can use a tooth pick, I have done that before I got the needle. Dip the toothpick in the oil and apply a small drop to the points that are shown in the diagram.
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Re: AE Dial with Metal Fingerwheel - Number Card Holder Removal Instructions
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2013, 04:16:27 PM »
Your english is fine! Do you have a needle type dispenser to apply the oil?
If not you can use a tooth pick, I have done that before I got the needle. Dip the toothpick in the oil and apply a small drop to the points that are shown in the diagram.

Yes I have two needles because I repair some mechanical watches and I oiled my dial and now it works very well ...:) oh, I found on TCI Library a pdf concerning the clean up and oiling a dial so I followed the instructions and all work fine ...I have 4 old phones  and i'm gonna clean them all..Thank you for your patience on me for my harsh English  Harry and for the link concerning TCI Library. ;)
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I think that if the card is original it has notches in the side that lock it onto the rest of the holder so it won't move. But "aftermarket" cards probably don't have the proper notches so they are a bit of a battle to keep them lined up properly when putting the number card holder back together.

Yes, just got a set from OPW and the number cards do have 3 notches, one square and 2 semicircular, which match the retainer ring card locking points. Once the plastic cover, also notched the same way, and card are in place and held there by the locking metal back plate, the card does not move in the metal ring.

And, yes, one must virtually destroy an old, cruddy plastic cover to get one apart the first time to see how the convoluted set up really works, and it works quite well once one removes and installs the assembly a few times, without a card in place.
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