Author Topic: Looking for help with a 1969 Northern Electric 3 slot touch tone payphone  (Read 2479 times)

Offline Stan S

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Ken
You probably already know this but just to be sure you have to unplug the front of the payphone from the lower section.
You should hear tones coming out of the handset of the phone you connected the pad to.
If you aren't getting tones the pad is shot.
Stan S.

Offline Stan S

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Ken
Just to make sure.
You do know that the rotary phone you're using must be plugged into a phone line
and you should get a dial tone when you take the handset off hook that you're connected to.
Then check for tones.
Stan S.

Offline Key2871

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Yes, of course otherwise your not going to get a real status.
In other words, no power no tones, or dial tone.
I was assuming that power was applied to the test phone as well as the pay station set.
You did do that, right Rich?
KEN

Offline Stan S

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Ken
Meant to address that to Rick.
I'm sure you know.
Stan S.

Offline rglenn

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Thanks guys.  Yes the rotary phone had dial tone during the test.  I will run the test again ensuring the upper chassis is disconnected as I can't remember if it was during the first test.

Rick

Offline Key2871

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Usually you can't leave the upper connected to the lower housing. Because the cable won't reach.
But yea go ahead and rerun the test and get back with us here.
KEN

Offline rglenn

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So I need to have power to both phones to do the test?

Offline Stan S

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Rick
No!
The only phone that should be powered is the rotary phone you're connecting the payphone's front to.
The two connections from the rotary phone power the TT pad.

The tones from the pad (assuming there are any) are sent into the rotary phone from these same two points.

Stan S.

Offline rglenn

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Ok, then I did it right, and I have no tones.  Ken, looks like I could use that dial after all.

Offline Key2871

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It's still here.
KEN

Offline rglenn

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Payment mailed today - thanks!

Offline Key2871

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Its ready and waiting, I'll shoot you a pm When it goes.
Good luck.
KEN

Offline rglenn

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Thanks Ken.

Offline Key2871

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I'm always willing to help museums, so glad to be part of it even in a small way.
KEN

Offline Key2871

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I'm glad that dial cured your dial problem, Rich.
KEN