Bakelite cased table telephone for use with Repeater Telephonic No. 17A (a battery-operated valve amplifier) and a Bellset No. 26 for the hard of hearing on C.B. & Automatic exchange systems.

This model had a rheostat knob (Potentiometer No. 9A), rear of the handset, for adjusting the volume at the handset.  The handset was a Handset No. 184.  There was a hook fitted to the rheostat housing and this was in case additional earpiece was required.

Introduced in 1934 this telephone had the improved ASTIC transmission arrangement.

The original Telephone No. 226CB (Mark 234) was fitted with a Coil, Induction No. 20, whilst the Telephone No. 1/226CB (Marks 1 & 2) was fitted with a Coil, Induction No. 24 or No. 27).  The telephone wiring was identical between all "Marks".

Terminal nuts are 4BA (Part No. 1/SNU/51).

The frame that supports the switch hooks, also has terminals and contact springs attached.  The contact springs came with either one contact or two contacts per spring. This telephone could use either - the parts numbers are as follows:-
Frame - Part No. 1/SSW/7 - one contact per spring (Springset Part No. 1/SSP/708).
Frame - Part No. 2/SSW/7 - two contacts per spring (Springset Part No. 1/SSP/711).

This model came in Black, Chinese red, Ivory and Jade green.  The 1956 Rate Book advises that only black is available and that coloured sets should be made up locally using the Telephone No. 226, Black and substituting coloured parts for black parts.

The telephone casing was Bakelite and the rheostat housing was made of steel.

Superseded the Telephone No. 192.

Telephone includes (1946 and 1956):-
1 x Base, Telephone No. 1/162 (Colour).
1 x Coil, Induction No. 24 or No. 27.
1 x Cord, Instrument No. 9/10H, (Colour), 54".
1 x Dial, Automatic, Dummy No. 3 (Colour).
1 x Part No. 1/SBR/3.
1 x Part No. 1/SBR/4.
1 x Part No. 1/SCR/1 (Colour).
1 x Part No. 2/SCU/1.
1 x Part No. 1/SPL/321 (Colour).
1 x Part No. 3/SSP/513.
1 x Part No. 1/SSW/7.
2 x Part No. 1/SWA/72.
1 x Potentiometer No. 9A.
1 x Telephone No. 184 (Colour).

To be requisitioned separately as required:-
1 x Bell-set No. 26.
1 x Block, Terminal No. 20/12 (Colour).
1 x Cord, Instrument No. 5/09E, 3".
1 x Dial, Automatic, S.S., No. 10 . . .
1 x Label No. 160 ...
1 x Knob, Instrument No 5A (colour).

Circuit Diagram - N326.

Paster Diagram - LD12.

Drawing - 62828/0, 62828/1 & 60267 (Potentiometer housing).

Specification - S156.

General information on 200 type telephones

Collectors Information - what to look for

How to restore Bakelite

How to dismantle a 200 type telephone

Colour samples

This picture shows the customer adjusting the volume and the Repeater Telephonic fitted on the wall


Picture from the rear of a Telephone No. 226, showing the rheostat.
There is also a hook for a watch receiver.

More Pictures of the Telephone No. 226

Front View Side View
Looking down form above the phone Rear View
Inards Base
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