BELL or BELLSET?


Do not be confused between a Bell and Bellset as they are two entirely different things.

Bell
This is just a bell and includes no other active components, such as inductive coils or transformers.  The bell mechanism can be in a container (i.e. wooden box) or exposed.

A Bell cannot be used to replace a Bellset as it does not have the active components.

Bellset
A Bellset will generally always include a bell and other items such as induction coils, relays etc.  Early table phones where produced with no induction coils or bells inside them and a Bellset was one of the ways to provide these components.

A Bellset can always be used in place of a Bell.  Just connect to the Bell coils only.

Be careful when buying Bellset for Bakelite telephones.  Check out the telephone in question and the page should clarify the model you require.

 
 
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