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Retro & Antique Rotary Phone Sale:

Yes sale we now have available our very own Tone Dial adaptor selling at $129.00 or just $99.00 with a dial phone.

 

This means the old rotary phones from a bygone era can be brought back to life. I currently have for sale just 20 dial phones from the 60s and 70s all in really good condition and fully serviced.

 

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Antique & Retro Telephones - Dial 1960's - 1970's

Wiring A Phone To Ring:

Most of the older rotary and some early pushbutton phones required three wires from the socket to the phone in order to work, also required would be that each house had a master socket and correctly wired secondary sockets.

 

The function of the master socket was to carry a capacitor required to make the phone ring. Three wires run from the socket into the phone, two wires provided dial tone and a connection the third wire carried the ring signal.

 

Most phone sockets are now only two wires this presents a problem with getting the antique or retro phones to ring the home master socket contained a capacitor required to allow the phone to ring. this is no longer the case, to overcome this I can install a capacitor in your phone for you.

How To Wire A 1960s - 1970s Dial Phone:

The dial phones from the 1940s to the 1970s use a rotary dial, these phones dial in pulse and the dial function may or may not work, this is dictated by the exchange you are connected to and whether or not your exchange supports pulse dialling.

 

First remove cover carefully screws underneath the handset or on rear by cords.

 

Line-in is T9 and T19 normally a red wire and a white wire, your ringer is T4. I would normally run a wire to T9 and T19 these connections should get you dial tone, once you have dial tone make sure you can dial out. You need to take one step at a time.

Antique & Retro Telephones - Wiring A Phone To Ring
Antique & Retro Telephone - One Step At A Time

Step One:

First remove cover carefully screws underneath the handset or on rear, Then get a dial tone...

Step Two:

Try see if you can dial out...

Step Three:

Getting the ringer to work, to get the ring to work you will need to connect a wire from T9 running back to T4 or T5 or both T4 and 5.

 

Line-in is T9 and T19 normally a red wire and a white wire, your ringer is T4.

 

I would normally connect a jumper lead to T19 and ring myself with the dial phone handset hung up. Now touch your jump lead to T4 or five to see if the phone rings. Sometimes you will need to put a link between T4 and T5.

Caution!

Do not touch the exposed wire or terminal while phone is ringing, not harmful but may give a tingle.

 

Retro Telephones from the 60s to the 80s we stock many favorites the Telecom Statesman and the classic pert phone from telecoms.

Antique & Retro Telephone - Wiring Bakelite Telephones
Antique & Retro Telephone - How To Wire A Dial Telephone

Step One:

First remove bottom cover on terminal block, Step 1 Link 1 & 2 This is line in #1

Step Two:

Step 2 Link 5 & 6 This is line in #2

Step Three:

Step 3 Link 10, 11 & 12 This is the ringer circuit.

Does It Work?

Line-in is T1 and T5 normally a red wire and a white wire.

 

Your telephone should now work. if problems occur contact us...

Wiring Bakelite Phones 1930 to 1950s:

The dial phones from the 1940s to the 1970s use a rotary dial, these phones dial in pulse and the dial function may or may not work.

 

This is dictated by the exchange you are connected to and whether or not your exchange supports pulse dialing.

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