TELEPHONE No. 194 & 1/194

Introduced in 1932, this is a Bakelite cased table telephone with (Telephone No. 1/194) or without (Telephone No. 194) a tray for subscribers personal directory.  It was intended for use with Repeater, Telephonic No. 9A which was supplied for the hard of hearing on System C.B.S. No.1, C.B.S. No. 2, C.B.S No. 3 and Magneto circuits (or on long CB/Automatic exchange lines).

Telephone No. 1/194 was used with either a Bellset No. 5 or 15 in L.B. areas.   This telephone requires a Bellset and batteries to work.

Terminal nuts are 4BA (Part No. 1/SNU/51).

The frame that supports the switch hooks, also has terminals and contact springs attached.  The contact springs came with either one contact or two contacts per spring. This telephone could use either - the parts numbers are as follows:-
Frame - Part No. 1/SSW/2 - one contact per spring (Springset Part No. 1/SSP/707).
Frame - Part No. 2/SSW/2 - two contacts per spring (Springset Part No. 1/SSP/710).

The handset was a Telephone No. 184.

The telephone came in the following colours: Black, Jade Green, Ivory and Chinese red.

Wiring diagrams
C.B.S. No.1 - Diagram N1821 - Bellset No. 5.
C.B.S. No. 2 and C.B.S. No. 3 - Diagram N1821 - Bellset No. 15.
Magneto - Diagram N1831 - Bellset No. 15 and Generator No. 4CN.

Telephone included (1946 and 1956):-
1 x Base, Telephone No. 1/162 (Colour).
1 x Part No. 2/SCU/1
1 x Part No. 1/SPL/321 (Colour).
1 x Part No. 1/SCR/1 (Colour).
1 x Part No. 3/SSP/513.
1 x No. 1/SSW/2.
2 x 1 x Part No. 1/SWA/72.
1 x Cord, Instrument No. 10/05H, Brown, 54".
1 x Dial, Automatic, Dummy No.3 (Colour).
1 x Telephone No. 184 (Colour).

Circuit diagram - N294.

Paster Diagram - LD50 (Mark 1).

Drawing - 62853.

General information on 200 type telephones

How to dismantle a Telephone No. 194

Collectors Information - what to look for

How to restore Bakelite

Labels that fit in the sliding tray

How to fit a Bellset to a Pyramid Telephone

Colour samples

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Last revised: February 02, 2023