Bellset for use with Telephone, No. 196LB on Subscribers circuits.  This bell set supported the use of a local battery and was also used on long exchange lines.

The Bellset is usually wall mounted and the cover was produced in plastic in the colours black, red, green and ivory.

The covers were Part No. 1/SCO/1 Colour, the black being produced in Phenolic Resin, Type GX (Specs BS771 & S116) and the three colours in Diakon, Grade L.A. (Spec S116).

These bell sets could be fixed under a 100 or 200 type table telephone.  Special fixing screws are required which supplied as standard on the earlier bell sets.   A Cord, Inst., No. 4/51H, Brown, 9" or Cord., Inst., No 5/22H, Brown, 9" would also be required.

Introduced in the mid 1950's.

Bellset includes (1956):-
1 x Bell No. 59A, Unmounted.
1 x Bell-gong No. 2, Nickelled.
1 x Bell-gong No. 2A, Nickelled.
1 x Clip No. 29.
1 x Coil, Induction, No. 25.
1 x Capacitor, M.C., No. 102.
2 x Parts, No. 2/SSC/17.
1 x Parts, No. 1/SGU/1 (Black).
1 x Parts, No. 1/SCO/1 (Black).
2 x Washers, Locking, No. 1-2 BA.

Circuit diagram - N538.
Drawing No. - 90824.

Adjustment of Magneto bells

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Covers and dimensions


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