Posted 6 years ago
I obtained this telephone as a barter for carpentry work. I am not a collector of old phones but I enjoy collecting antiques for personal pleasure. All I know is that this is an American Electric Telephone Co. hand crank style phone manufactured in Chicago Illinois. According to the paper inside it reads:
This telephone is for Multiple or "Bridged" system. Do not use on same circuit with "Series" or looped telephones. If connected to switchboard the drop coil on switchboard must be wound to 1600 (scratched out and handwritten 2009)ohms resistance and "bridged."
If any extension bells are used on same circuit they must have same resistance and be "bridged" on line.
American Electric Telephone Co. Chicago.
Patented June 14, 1896
April 25, 1899
May 16, 1899
Any information that someone might be able to provide about this phone or where to order parts would be greatly appreciate.
I am especially interested in identifying and replacing the name plates, mouthpiece (1"outside threads) that apparently were on the front of the phone.