Automatic Pedestal Telephone

Introduced circa 1914 this Candlestick Telephone used on automatic systems on extension plans.

For use originally on Siemens Rotary Exchange Systems at Grimsby, Southampton, Stockport and the two village exchanges at Hurley & Ramsey.

This telephone became the standard prior to the introduction of the Telephone No. 124 with the Dial No. 8 in November 1922.

Originally fitted with a Dial No. 3, but later sets used the Dial, Automatic No. 8FS.

The diagram (dated 1921) shows this telephone connected to a Bellset No. 1 with a bias spring.

The diagram (dated 1923) shows this telephone used as an internal extension on extension Plans 5 and 5A.

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

Made by Siemens.

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. 420 or No. 433.
1 x Dial, Automatic No.3 or No. 8FS.
1 x Hook, Receiver F.
1 x Transmitter No. 1.
1 x Receiver, Bell No. 1A.

Superseded by Telephone No. 150S in 1928.

Circuit diagram - N182.

Circuit diagram - A.T. 500.

Telephone mouthpiece sanitisers

Click here for more information on Bias Springs.

Termination markings

T   T2
4   RD
3R   1D

Picture courtesy of Chris Boyce

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Last revised: May 24, 2022