TELEPHONE No. 44
The Telephone No. 44 Mark 1 has a generator and bell but no dial.
Telephone No. 44A is similar to the Mark 1 but is fitted additionally with a DC buzzer (Buzzer No. 2A) and a buzzer calling button.
Telephone No. 44B was for use in Automatic exchange areas and is fitted with a dial. No buzzer is fitted in this telephone.
Telephone No. 44C was used in C.B. areas and has a bell, DC buzzer, a buzzer calling switch and a Pressel speaking switch. The hanset key must be operated during dialling and speaking.
All the variants have two terminals on the case, labelled: L1 and L2 except for the No. 44C which has three terminals, labelled: L, B and E.
These phones can be found in the GPO Stores Catalogue 1928 and 1946.
There are two brass rings on the top of the case. One was to secure the handset cord and the other was used in conjunction with a metal clip to secure the ringing generator handle.
The generator is different from most as it contains the bell ringer coils and the bell gong is also part of the generator.
The telephone is equipped with an extensible handset, known as a Telephone No. 84 or Telephone No. 36 (shown to the right in a collapsed state), the whole item fitted into a leather carrying case. This handset has a switch within the body. Only the Mark N.T. 4 uses the Telephone No. 84.
Originally used by the national Telephone Company (NTC), the non-dial version came as a Mark N.T. No. 3 (fitted with a Telephone No. 36) or a Mark N.T. No. 4 (fitted with a Telephone No. 84). The NTC No. 4 also had a press button fitted to the case.
Superseded by Telephone No. 250.
Telephone No. 44B (1928)
Circuit Diagram - N144 (later)
Combined Generator and Bell
Telephone No. 44 Mark 234 (Mark 1)
Telephone No. 44B
Telephone No. 44B
Last revised: December 14, 2022