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

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.

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 type of Bellset you require.


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