Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Northern Electric Uniphone 1 Model

In Telephones > Western Electric Telephones > Show & Tell.
Telephones210 of 637Everybody in the Midwest has at least one...Pacific Bell Telephone Co.  service award lapel pin (?)
3
Love it
2
Like it

packrat-placepackrat-place loves this.
vincentantonvincentanton likes this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
jackartjackart likes this.
ttomtuckerttomtucker loves this.
See 3 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 3 years ago

Email

canuckphon…
(4 items)

I just got this Northern Electric Galion phone - dated 9/11/1950. Paid $50 for it - Love the look of it! Just can't get it to ring!

Comments

  1. vincentanton vincentanton, 3 years ago
    Requires much more voltage through today's non-existent phone jack's of yesteryear. Good Luck!
  2. canuckphoneguy canuckphoneguy, 3 years ago
    I think I'll give up on getting it to ring. At least it looks nice!
  3. vincentanton vincentanton, 3 years ago
    Perhaps I wasn't clear. Today's voltage coming through a typical phone jack does not carry enough voltage to RING the bells on yester-years phones. Phones such as yours and mine require heavier voltage feeds. (Todays phones can be powered by optical voltages which are carried by light pipe and extremely low-powered).
    There is a possibility of connecting a 6 volt or 12 volt power supply, (battery), to the ringers and the bells might ring - at least you can hear them. You might find an old school tech who might develop a switch that could activate the battery supplied bell ringers, however. That way the bells would ring when you received a call.

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.