The picture to the right illustrates the Peel-Conner Desk Stand, in which all parts of the circuit are entirely independent of, and insulated from, the body of the Telephone.
The Pillar is made of heavy - gauge solid - drawn Tube, uniform in contour, and finished with our special enamel which will neither flake nor chip under every-day usage. The base is cast iron, and the base cover of pressed steel, finished in a similar manner to the Pillar. The Transmitter is our standard solid back type, mounted on a knuckle joint which permits adjustment to suit the height of user. The Hook Switch and Terminals are mounted on a mild steel stamping, heavily zinc-plated to prevent rusting, which is secured to the base by a special screw that cannot be completely withdrawn. To view contents, merely loosen this screw and lift the Transmitter upwards as shown in the illustration.
The Bell and Condenser Box is usually fixed to the side of the desk on which the Desk Stand is to be used, and, as ample length of two-conductor cord is provided for connecting the above to the Desk Stand, the latter can be moved about at will to suit the convenience of the user.
The employment of a two-conductor cord not only reduces maintenance cost, but also renders it impossible for "connecting up" errors to creep in, as it is quite immaterial which conductor of the cord is attached to the A or B Lines.
The overall dimensions of the Cabinet are exactly similar to the Residence Set illustrated below, and the circuits are set out in Fig. 110.
COMPLETE CENTRAL BATTERY DESK SET
Consisting of Desk Stand with Bell and Condenser Box.
Approximate Weight, 8lbs. 4ozs.
The picture to the right illustrates our complete Central Battery Desk Set, which comprises the following equipment:-
When destined for Tropical Service, our Standard equipment is altered to the following extent:-
Coils: Wound with non-hygroscopic enamel-insulated wire.
Code No. 141.
All the information on this page is taken from the Peel Conner Telephone Works Ltd Bulletin No. 2 - dated 1911
Last revised: January 24, 2011