Automatic Pedestal Telephone

Candlestick telephone used on very long lines in Automatic areas.  This Candlestick differed in so much as it had two changeover contact sets associated with the switch hook.

This telephone was a Local Battery (LB) and required batteries for speech.

Early table telephones were connected to the internal wiring with a Strip, Flexible Cord Connection.  Click here for more information.

The dial is only connected by 3 wires.

Used with a Bellset No. 15.

Telephone includes (1928):-
2 x Cords, Instrument No. 116.
1 x Cord, Instrument No. 222 waterproof.
1 x Cord, Instrument No. 422 waterproof.
1 x Cord, Instrument No. 356.
1 x Hook, Receiver F.
1 x Receiver, Bell No. 1A.
1 x Transmitter No. 2.

To be requisitioned separately as required:-
1 x Dial, Automatic No. 10 ... or S.S., No. 10 ... FA, FS or FW.
1 x Label No. 160.

Circuit diagram - N234 (Dated 1923).

Circuit diagram - AT 788.

Superseded by Telephone No. 156.

Click here for pictures of a Candlestick before refurbishment

Click here for Candlestick construction and how to dismantle the phone

Candlestick construction

Candlestick Manufacturing (Messrs Keitmann)

How to convert to Plug and Socket

Collectors Information - what to look for

Telephone mouthpiece sanitisers


Termination markings

6   1
3   5
R   T
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