WESTERN ELECTRIC TELEPHONE WIRING DIAGRAM
Western Electric - Telephone Collectors
Telephone Collectors International was incorporated under the laws of the state of Kansas on May 13, 1986. The goal of the organization is "to educate the public, as well as the members of the Corporation, regarding the history of telephony, the value of old telephones and related items, their collectability and preservation; to research telephone history and publish and provide literature
Wiring Diagrams - Telephone Collectors
Search for the phone model and "wiring" or "schematic." (e.g. North 5H6 wiring) This is a library of basic schematics, wiring diagrams and other information that can be useful to anyone interested in restoring or repairing vintage telephone equipment. Generally, the information in the Library is limited to equipment that was made prior to 1980.
Western Electric Products- Telephones - Table of Contents
Western Electric Telephones. Western Electric telephones made prior to the breakup of the Bell System (January 1, 1984) were designed and built to last for decades. If a Western Electric phone ever quit working your local Bell Operating company would send out the "telephone man" to your house and fix it
Western Electric No. 317 - telephonecollecting
Western Electric No. 317 Wall Phone. This gave a two-box telephone, The phone was available in two sizes to handle two or three cells from about 1918. A wiring diagram was included to show circuit changes needed to convert the phone to CB operation,
300-series Telephone Types
WESTERN ELECTRIC 300-series Telephone Types Wiring Diagram (Copy in the TCI Members' Area.) XXXXXXXXX Wiring Diagram Western Electric sold conversion kits with instructions to refurbishers. Often refurbishers took short cuts, such as not marking the model number on the
Western Electric Products - Telephones - Model 500
The above ringer rewiring information has worked for everyone that has contacted me about their non-ringing 500 telephone (and other Western Electric models with similar bells and networks) Here are some comments from website visitors that fixed the ringer "problem" of their phones from the above technical advice: David,
Testing Old Telephones 2b
PDF fileI have included a diagram of a Western Electric® 302, one of the more common old telephones, popularly known as “The Lucy Phone” because it was used on I Love Lucy and will use that as the generic telephone to test. You will also need a standard telephone, a Western Electric® 2500 suggested, as your second phone (you will see why later).
How to Rewire a Vintage Phone so it works Today! | The Art
The title of this post is lie number one of a litany of lies to be found on the Internet. You are NOT going to learn how to rewire a vintage phone. You are not. I know this from experience. But I’m getting a bit ahead of myself as I Continue reading →
Western Electric 302 - Telephone Archive
The shell of the 302 was intended to be cast out of metal. However, in 1941, the critical war-time need for metal caused Western Electric to retool to make the 302 out of molded thermoplastic. The 302 was the first WE telephone containing all of its circuitry within the base and not requiring a separately mounted subset box for the ringer.
Identify Antique Wall Telephones
This Western Electric Picture Frame Front telephone dates to 1907. The oak cabinet has the original paper wiring diagram inside. The phone measures 24 inches tall and sold for $150 (plus buyer's premium) by Morphy Auctions in June 2012.