TELEPHONE No. 196
|BAKELITE TABLE TELEPHONE
This table telephone was introduced in 1934 and used on both Call Office and Subscriber circuits. Telephone No. 196 and No. 1/196 were used with Bellsets No's 21 & 31 on CBS 1, 2 & 3 and Magneto systems. This phone is a Local Battery (LB) phone which means it needs a battery to function.
The phone on the right is directly fixed to a Bellset No. 31 and special screws were supplied for this purpose. The Bellset was normally fixed to a nearby wall, but could be fixed underneath the phone if required, by the use of special elongated screws.
The casing was made of Bakelite and the handset was a Telephone, No. 164. The phone generally contained no electrical components except for the switch contact unit. This switch contact unit has an extra set of springs than normal.
A Bellset and a battery must be used for this phone to function.
The Telephone No. 1/196 came complete with a base and drawer.
There was a Mark 1 and a Mark 2. The difference was that the Mark 1 had a Telephone No. 164 (Mk 1) whilst the Mark 2 had a Telephone No. 164 (Mk 2).
The telephone was produced in the following colours:- Black, Jade Green, Ivory and Chinese red.
Early table telephones were connected to the internal wiring with a Strip, Flexible Cord Connection. Click here for more information.
Telephone, No. 196
Telephone, No 196LB
Telephone, No. 1/196LB
A dial can be fitted as follows:-
Wire the dial to the telephone as per the table below:-
Telephone included (1946 and 1956):-
To be requisitioned separately as required:-
Circuit diagram N296 and LD23.
Drawing No. 9510.
Diagram for wiring the Telephone and Bellset together is N1297.
Close up of the switch contact assembly
Last revised: November 17, 2021