Author Topic: Different type of ringer on/off switch  (Read 1080 times)

Offline HarrySmith

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Different type of ringer on/off switch
« on: June 10, 2013, 05:12:30 PM »
Just saw this on ebay, very different ringer switch. Would like to see the inside!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/121125002233
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Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: Different type of ringer on/off switch
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013, 05:28:52 PM »
Looks like a uneven cut hole in casing, maybe its aftermarket? I wouldn't think bell would do that.. Here is another reason why I think its aftermarket, its just marked as a average 500 set.

Re: Different type of ringer on/off switch
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013, 03:38:09 PM »
Reminds me of this
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Offline twocvbloke

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Re: Different type of ringer on/off switch
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2013, 03:52:54 PM »
It looks kind of like the choke on an older car, you sure it's not got an engine under the bonnet there? :D

Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: Different type of ringer on/off switch
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2013, 04:03:17 PM »
It looks kind of like the choke on an older car, you sure it's not got an engine under the bonnet there? :D

I think choke handles have a large diameter pull on it... Though I agree with you, it shouldn't be their.
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Offline G-Man

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Re: Different type of ringer on/off switch
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013, 04:05:10 PM »
Reminds me of this


I donít see the similarity, is there a switch on the telephone in your photo?

Re: Different type of ringer on/off switch
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2013, 04:51:01 PM »
just reminds me of the antenna
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Offline TelePlay

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Re: Different type of ringer on/off switch
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2013, 07:26:17 PM »
Seller says: ". . . never seen one with a switch on the front like this. pull it and the ringer goes off."

Doesn't that mean that when the switch is pulled, the phone begins to ring?  :)

Push it and it stops?

I know, can't work that way, but, just sayin' . . . and that is what the seller said.

Offline Brinybay

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Re: Different type of ringer on/off switch
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2013, 01:29:58 AM »
Looks like something an end-user rigged up.
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