mounted, wooden cased bell box. The bell box comprises of a 1000 ohm
magneto bell, 16c/s only (AC).
The Bell ringer is called a Bell No. 1A
Unmounted and this, on it's own, is generally fitted to most wooden wall
Normally fitted with matched bell gongs, but where a distinctive tone is
required, the following combination of 2.5in gongs can be used:-
Bells-gongs No. 2 - Nickelled or oxidised.
Bells-gongs No. 2A - Nickelled or oxidised.
Bells-gongs No. 3 - Aluminium.
Bells-gongs No. 17 - Steel or bronzed with concentric hole.
Bells-gongs No. 12 - Cow gongs - cannot be fitted to Bells Nos. 1A or 59A.
This is a bell only and has no induction coil or other components. Because of this it
be used as a direct replacement for a Bellset No. 1 or
Therefore it should NOT be used as the only Bellset on a Candlestick or
Telephone No. 162. It can, however, be used as an extension bell.
Adjustment of Magneto bells
Click here for the difference between a Bell and a
How to wire your Bell No. 1A to work on a modern telephone sockets as a
- Remove the metal link between terminals 2 and 3 and insert a 3.3K resistor.
- Obtain a spade ended line cord.
- Connect the white wire of the line cord to terminal 1.
- Connect the blue wire of the line cord to terminal 4.
Bell No. 1A Unmounted