|BAKELITE TABLE TELEPHONE
This table telephone was introduced in 1934 and
used on both Call Office and Subscriber circuits.
Telephone No. 196 and No. 1/196 were used with Bellsets No's 21 & 31
on CBS 1, 2 & 3 and
systems. This phone is a Local Battery (LB)
phone which means it needs a battery to function.
The phone on the right is directly fixed to a Bellset No. 31
and special screws were supplied for this purpose. The
Bellset was normally fixed to a nearby wall, but could be fixed
underneath the phone if required, by the use of special
The casing was made of Bakelite and the handset was a
Telephone, No. 164. The phone
generally contained no electrical components except for the
switch contact unit. This switch contact unit has an extra
set of springs than normal.
A Bellset and a battery must be used for this phone to
The Telephone No. 1/196 came complete with a base and drawer.
The telephone was produced in the following colours:- Black,
Jade Green, Ivory and
Telephone, No. 196
This telephone was used on Box CC No.
16 with Bellsets No's 21, 31 or 34 on coin box circuits in
CBS and magneto areas. Only supplied in black, the
was fitted with a Dial Auto Dummy No. 3 and had no base or cord.
variant of the standard local battery Telephone, No. 196
instrument, fitted with anti-sidetone (ASTIC) Transformer No. 35A
and intended for use on various CB/Auto extension
Telephone, No 196LB
As Telephone, No. 196 but fitted with a base with no tray.
Superseded by Telephone No. 396LB.
Telephone, No. 1/196LB
As Telephone, No. 196 but fitted with a tray for the subscribers
The Telephone No. 196 was normally used on circuits with no
transmission feeds, but could also be used on long lines.
In Automatic Exchange areas a dial would need to be fitted.
A dial can be fitted as follows:-
Remove the link between Telephone terminals 3 and 9.
Wire the dial to the telephone as per the table below:-
||Dial Cord Colour
Telephone included (1946 and 1956):-
1 x Dial, Auto., Dummy, No. 3, Black.
1 x each Parts Nos. 1/SCR/1, Black.
1 x Part No. 2/SCU /1.
1 x Part No. 1/SPL/321, Black.
1 x Part No. 3/SSP/513.
2 x Parts No. 1/SWA/72.
1 x Tele. No. 164, Black, with Cord 3/63KB, 33".
To be requisitioned separately as required:-
1 x Base, Tele. No. 1/162, Black [when used with a Bracket,
Telephone, No. 14, Black, or with handset telephone (requiring
separate bell-set) and a coin box].
1 x Bell-set No ....
1 x Block, Terminal, No. 20/8, Black.
1 x Cord, Inst., No. 6/21B, Brown, 54" (for subscribers).
1 x Cord, Inst., No. 6/25M, 30" (for call offices).
1 x Generator, No. 4CN.
1 x Label, No. 160 ...
1 x Part No. 1/SBA/1 (when used with Wallboard, D 60577).
1 x Part No. 1/SBA/2, Black (when used with Bracket, Telephone,
No. 12, Black).
Circuit diagram N296 and LD23.
Drawing No. 9501.
Diagram for wiring the Telephone and Bellset together is N1297.
Click for Bellset No. 21, 31
General information on 200 type
How to dismantle a Telephone No.
Dismantling the Handset
Converting the Telephone No. 196 to
work on Plug and Socket
Collectors Information - what to look for
How to restore Bakelite
Labels that fit in the sliding tray
How to fit a Bellset to a Pyramid
Close up of the switch contact unit