TELEPHONE No. 196, 196CB, 196LB & 1/196LB
|BAKELITE TABLE TELEPHONE
This table telephone was introduced in 1934 and used on both Call Office and Subscriber circuits. Telephone No. 196LB and No. 1/196LB were used with Bellsets No's 21 & 31 on CBS 1, 2 & 3 and Magneto systems. This phone is a Local Battery (L.B.) 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 Telephones No. 196LB and 1/196LB contained no electrical components except for the switch contact unit.
A Bellset and a 3v battery must be used for these telephones to function. The battery would be fitted in a floor mounted battery box.
The Telephone No. 1/196LB 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).
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 sets consisted of two break sets and one change over set.
The contact springs were produced with either
one contact or two contacts per spring. This telephone could use
either - the parts numbers are as follows:-
In 1961 braided handset cords were superseded by an extensible, coiled, cord called the Cords, Instrument No. 3/110AK, Black, 10". These can be found on factory refurbished telephones, or telephones repaired on customers premises.
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:-
Paster Diagram - LD10 (Telephone No. 196LB).
Paster Diagram - LD23 (Telephone No. 196 minus cord).
Diagram for wiring the Telephone and Bellset together - N1297.
Specification - S155.
Close up of the switch contact assembly
Last revised: November 25, 2023