Australian Post Office
Telephone No. 127MW

Telephone, Magneto, Wall

This telephone resulted in the modification of the Telephone No. 1 or Telephone No. 131MW (Swedish (Commonwealth) Ericsson) during the war years when telephones were hard to obtain.  As the damaged/faulty telephones were returned to the PMG workshops, the ornate top sections were removed and the bells placed inside the remaining section of the cabinet.  Some minor modifications were also included in the "remake" (the circuitry was modified to prevent bell tinkle) which allowed the telephone to be used under varying signalling conditions.   The resultant telephone is known as a tucked telephone.

See also British Ericsson No. 345

  Source: Substation Equipment Handbook 1951


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