"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Phonesrfun, April 11, 2011, 12:07:19 AM
Quote from: unbeldi on December 03, 2013, 01:31:58 AMQuote from: Dan H on December 03, 2013, 12:18:42 AMThanks for the reply. Starting to have a better understanding of the subsets and what they do. Didn't know about multiple phones on one subset or that 634s were modified from 534s.It is certain that many 534 subsets got converted to 634 sets when the stations were upgraded to anti-sidetone instruments.However, the catalogs do contain the 634 and its various configurations, so they most certainly were also made new, as independents could order from these catalogs. They would not get refurbished equipment.As for the model numbers, the 1935 WeCo catalog (#9) explains the method:"It should be noted that the code numbers of these sets correspond with those of the old sidetone type for various classes of service, except that 100 has been added; i.e., No. 584C Subscriber Set (Sidetone) is No. 684C Subscriber Set (Anti-sidetone)."
Quote from: Dan H on December 03, 2013, 12:18:42 AMThanks for the reply. Starting to have a better understanding of the subsets and what they do. Didn't know about multiple phones on one subset or that 634s were modified from 534s.
Quote from: Larry on August 09, 2015, 09:31:39 AMRecently I decided that I would like to have another rotary phone and I found Classic Rotary Phones Forum. I'm reading a lot and searching for the phone I would like to own. In this process, I discovered that early phones had subsets. I never knew that. So, I started looking on ebay at phones and subsets. I decided that I like the wooden subsets with the bells mounted outside. So, I bought a 295A subset in a walnut box. This is where I think I went wrong. Now I have to find a phone that matches up with the subset I have. I've learned that candlestick phones would be the historically correct phone for the 295A subset. But, I can also use a desk set with 102 wiring configuration. Here's where I get a bit confused. I want a round base because I want to set the phone on top of the subset and a round base fits better than the oval base. I also like the E1 handset. You see a lot of these on ebay described as "Western Electric 102 B1 E1" If I've comprehended correctly all I've read, then the 102 and 202 configuration can be found in either the B1 or D1 mountings. Is that correct? So, what happens if I buy a B1 mounting and discover that it has the 202 configuration? Is connecting this B1/202 to my 295A subset as simple as not using the black lead?Larry
Quote from: luns on October 01, 2015, 06:36:38 PMI wonder if it might be okay to use a three conductor mounting cord with a 634A subset by just tying the B and Y terminals together at the subset.With the phone off hook, the hook switch and dial pulse contacts effectively tie these terminals together anyway, so for normal speech, it should be no different. With the phone on hook, it's harder to picture just what the induction coil would be doing, but I'd think it just looks like an additional ringer load. I suppose the only question would be whether the coil would be damaged by ringing voltage.
Quote from: poplar1 on October 01, 2015, 09:22:40 PMI prefer the other diagram that was mentioned in WR-C63.373, since it does not have any limitation on the number of ringing bridges:http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=8785.msg117918#msg117918