Automatic Pedestal Telephone

Candlestick used with Bellset No. 22 or 32 on party lines in Automatic areas.

Originally fitted with a Transmitter No. 1 and a Dial, Automatic No. 10.

Fitted with a switch hooks comprise of two sets of springs.  One set being a change over and the other a set of three springs that all make together.

Diagram N1281 - For 2-party line, automatic circuits.
Diagram AT 1859 - For selective-metering circuits on automatic systems.

Used with Bellset No. 22 or 32, for X and Y stations.

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

Telephone includes (1946):-
2 x Cords, Instrument No. 1/16E,  Black, 12".
1 x Cord, Instrument No. 2/22B, Brown, 33".
1 x Cord, Instrument No. 5/04E, 8".
1 x Cord, Instrument No. 6/08B, Brown, 72"
1 x Hook, Receiver F.
1 x Receiver, Bell No. 1A.
1 x Transmitter No. 22.
1 x Strip, Flexible, Cord Connection 6-terminal.

To be requisitioned as required:-
1 x Dial, Automatic, No. 10 ... or S.S., No. 10 ....

Circuit Diagram - N260.

Drawing - 8983 (dated 1928).

Click here for pictures of a Candlestick before refurbishment

Click here for Candlestick construction and how to dismantle the phone

Candlestick construction

Candlestick Manufacturing (Messrs Keitmann)

How to convert to Plug and Socket

Collectors Information - what to look for

Telephone mouthpiece sanitisers

Termination markings

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