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bakophone 13th Sep 2017 11:50 pm

Wooden Telephone Identity?
 
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I've just bought this wooden telephone, mainly because of it's candlestick receiver. I think it is British probably from the 1920s but I am struggling to identify it further than this.

It is contained in a GPO No1 bell style wooden case and has a button on the side. The mouthpiece reference number starts with a C (GEC?) but there are no numbers on the back.

I did wonder if it was a railway telephone, but does anyone know what it is?

Thanks

AC/HL 14th Sep 2017 12:41 am

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It's a house intercom phone, it would have been connected to another one, and a battery supply. See post 8 in this thread: https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...ad.php?t=84663

Dave Moll 14th Sep 2017 7:49 am

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... and the button on the side is to call the unit at the other end of the line.

Herald1360 14th Sep 2017 8:37 am

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So...... now you need to find another one!

rambo1152 14th Sep 2017 12:48 pm

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...And a butler to answer it.

Graham.
G3ZVT

AC/HL 14th Sep 2017 4:15 pm

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Shabby if not chic! but it appears to be complete. Should be restorable.

Dave Moll 14th Sep 2017 7:13 pm

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Certainly, it looks electrically complete. It's just missing the the funnel-shaped cup that should screw into the transmitter (microphone).

bakophone 14th Sep 2017 8:28 pm

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Thanks for your replies, yes it s a pity I don't have another one although not quite sure what I would do with it if I did! I will keep a look out for the daffodil part of the mouthpiece at the next NVCF, although guess this part maybe quite hard to come by.

I think I have now identified the exact model:

http://www.britishtelephones.com/gec/k7842.htm

Pellseinydd 14th Sep 2017 10:58 pm

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Originally Posted by bakophone (Post 975761)
Thanks for your replies, yes it s a pity I don't have another one although not quite sure what I would do with it if I did! I will keep a look out for the daffodil part of the mouthpiece at the next NVCF, although guess this part maybe quite hard to come by.

I think I have now identified the exact model:

http://www.britishtelephones.com/gec/k7842.htm

I once bought a similar one to your but without the bell. Eventually another identical one appeared - so don't give up!

I never cease to be surprised.

I have a GPO wall mounted CBS No 3 signalling switchboard - the only one to survive out of the 475 which the GPO had as rural exchanges in village post offices. It had been lying around since 1955 when I acquired it in 2002.

Sadly it was missing some vital parts like the ringing generator - eventually a GPO Generator Hand No 8 - the correct one came up on eBay.

Another thing missing from the front was a switchable 50mA/500mA GPO 'Ammeter No 13'.

When I checked the only place it was used was on these 20 line CBS N 3 switchboard!

I thought 'No chance' but a brand new one still in its box came up on eBay - I was the only bidder. Then a year or so later another used one came which also came my way.

You might find that will happen with your phone. Bear in mind it should work to a similar 'battery calling' telephone.

Ian J

ThePillenwerfer 14th Sep 2017 11:35 pm

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Telephone Lines sell plastic "daffodils" and reproduction metal ones are widely available on e-Bay, though they are offered by American Sellers so the postage is high.


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