Automatic Pedestal telephone

Standard pedestal table telephone (Candlestick) for use on Automatic exchange lines.  Used on Extension Plan No. 1.

Fitted in Automatic exchange areas and fitted originally with a Dial, Automatic No. 3 which was superseded by the Dial, Automatic No. 8.  A Bellset No. 1 with bias spring was normally used.

The switch hook consisted of a changeover type contact set.

This telephone was superseded the Telephone No. 72 which was itself superseded by the Telephone No. 150.

The Telephone No. 124S was supplied with a Dial, Automatic No. 10FS and used on Siemens systems in Grimsby, Hurley, Ramsey, Southampton and Stockport areas.

The Telephone No. 124W supplied with a Dial, Automatic No. 10FW and used on S.T. & C's  (late W.E. Co.) exchanges at Darlington and Dudley.

When used as a X station on shared service lines the telephone is connected to a Bellset, No. 18

Superseded by the Telephone No. 150.

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

The picture to the right shows a Telephone No. 124 with a privately supplied telephone directory.  This is attached to the stem of the telephone by a clamp and was not approved by the GPO.

Telephone included (1928):-
2 x Cords, Instrument No. 116.
1 x Cord, Instrument No. 222 waterproof.
1 x Cord, Instrument No. 302 waterproof.
1 x Cord, Instrument No. 433.
1 x Dial, Automatic No. 8FA.
1 x Hook, Receiver F.
1 x Transmitter No. 1.
1 x Receiver, Bell No. 1A.

Circuit diagram - N224.

Circuit diagram - AT 754.

Termination markings

D   R

Click here for more information on Bias Springs.

Telephone mouthpiece sanitisers



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