TELEPHONE No. 55
Co's wall set used on the Strowger Automatic System. Fitted with an
Also known as the Epsom type.
Very basic circuit, with dial, Receiver Bell No. 4 and transmitter all in series with no induction coil.
Sometimes fitted to a Desk No. 4.
Here is a picture of the insides of a Telephone No. 55. All the brassware should be black and note the non-ATE dial, especially the way it is fixed!
You are warned that this telephone has a very basic transmission circuit which will be any where like that of a modern telephone. The wiring is also non-standard and may tinkle bells on your premises, when dialling out.
Last revised: January 31, 2016