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Around a year ago, a friend of mine who recycles electronics, gave me a box of 9 wall phones, W.E., ITT, & SC. I got 7 of them to work. I seem to not only have caught some sort of illness from these phones, but they have multiplied into 12 * * * sets, 15 desk phones, 10 Trimlines, 10 wall phones, 7 payphones, three boxes of parts, and four phone booths. Friends and family no longer invite me over because I might start talking about phones. The first thing you see when you walk in the house is a 1961 telephone booth from Buffalo, New York. And I live three hours away from Buffalo! I need some help with two of my payphones. I need a diagram on how to wire a W.E. 233G to a 685A subset. This phone has no coin relay. The second payphone is a Northern Electric E-233QC, a push button three slot. The phone looks complete but the 8 wires on the lower housing that connect to some sort of serial port are not connected to anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Added: March 26, 2016
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Browsing, I have a lot of old phones

Added: January 26, 2016
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I am 84. I have the original wall box phone that was in our farm home. It is displayed on a wall in my home. The only place I see any identification is on the inside the box. The part that the hold the receiver on the outside has "swedishamericamtel.co Chicago" Would this be adequate to trace the year manufactured?

Added: January 14, 2016
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I found a Callophone Co. phone of some sort... I think it may have been a PA system due to the big speaker... It clearly is some sort of portable talking instrument that is battery operated. I can't find anything like it on the internet or elsewhere. The only Callophones I have seen are hifi record players from around 1920's. This phone has a patient date written around the speaking piece with the dates of Mar 19, 1907 and Apr 14, 1908. The Case that has a plug installed into the side of it. It also has a long cord inside on a wheel that plugs into a battery box of some sort. The phone itself plugs into the system and has accessories.
It has a stamped tag with a Type No. of what appears to be C4311 and a Serial No. of 3. Pictures are available.
Any additional information anyone may have is appreciated.


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Trying to evaluate candlestick phones for my family. Have 2 both are Western Electric 329w 40AL. Though I've seen plenty examples of this phone online, the ones I'm looking at both have a button on the base and a 3rd wire coming out the back. Can anyone help me to know if phones like this were originally manufactured by Western Elec. as hotel or office phones? Or if you think this is an after market alteration? I know the phones were already old when I last saw them at least 50 years ago.
Thanks for any advice you can share. Sarem


Added: August 23, 2015
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Just came across this site while researching the W E 212-g paystation. It was my father's and I am looking for a wiring diagram for it or for someone semi local to work on it for me. Can anyone help with any info? Site seems to be pretty informative . Looking forward to replies. Thanks

Added: August 17, 2015
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42 years in telephone co. installation of office equipment. have sxs tools and wire gun to sell

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Added: July 4, 2015
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Former Bell Canada Technician and Telecommunications Project Manager.

Added: May 25, 2015
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