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Offline HarrySmith

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Old all brass phone. unknown maker.
« on: October 05, 2012, 07:01:34 PM »
This was just posted to the lists: http://www.ebay.com/itm/350610393026
People are asking if anyone can ID it. What do you think?
My guess is homemade with some Erriccson influence.
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Re: Old all brass phone. unknown maker.
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2012, 07:23:45 PM »
Cuckoo Clock Phone!  ???

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Re: Old all brass phone. unknown maker.
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2012, 07:40:21 PM »
A one of a kind (hopefully), cobbled together intercom.

Is that an Automatic Electric induction coil and Western Electric central office wire connecting it together?

Are the gongs from a C4 ringer?

It would be interesting to see the transmitter. I am going to guess it is a N1 from an operator' headset.   
   
The A.C. cord and switch was most likely used to signal the other party.      

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Re: Old all brass phone. unknown maker.
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2012, 08:46:59 PM »
Had a similar one at COT.All working parts were LME. I think it came from the middle east

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Re: Old all brass phone. unknown maker.
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2012, 10:44:56 PM »
Had a similar one at COT.All working parts were LME. I think it came from the middle east

Not sure where COT was but the induction coil looks A.E. and the wire seems to be W.E. c.o. hook-up wire.
 
Also guessing the gongs came off of a C4 ringer.

A number of wires look to be disconnected.

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Re: Old all brass phone. unknown maker.
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2012, 11:09:04 PM »
COT = Chicago Old Telephones

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Re: Old all brass phone. unknown maker.
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2012, 06:26:58 AM »
COT = Chicago Old Telephones

Terry- doesn't the induction coil look like an A.E. with the outer wrapper removed?

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Re: Old all brass phone. unknown maker.
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2012, 12:32:17 PM »
I hadn't looked at all of the ebaY pictures. Now that I have, yes it looks a lot like the coil from an AE 40 or 50.

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Re: Old all brass phone. unknown maker.
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2012, 12:51:34 PM »
It just broke $200 with a day or so to go.

That porcelain push button switch is interesting. Someone must know something about this phone other than the switch.
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Re: Old all brass phone. unknown maker.
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2012, 07:05:25 PM »
This is perhaps the ugliest phone ever made.
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Re: Old all brass phone. unknown maker.
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2012, 07:16:52 PM »
You would almost feel like a pervert talking into it!

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Re: Old all brass phone. unknown maker.
« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2012, 07:49:34 PM »
In my opinion, it belongs in the hideous phones thread... :D

And I can't help but think that it'd be a nightmare in a thunderstorm... :o