Introduced in 1933 this Bakelite cased
C.B. or Automatic
telephone was intended for use with Box,
Coin Collecting No. 14 and various
The induction coil was located in the Bellset
with just a transformer inside the body of the telephone.
The telephone was supplied with just a
drawer-less base plate.
The handset was called a Telephone No. 164.
This telephone was used with a Bellset No. 30.
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/5 - one contact per spring (Springset Part No.
Frame - Part No. 2/SSW/5 - two
contacts per spring (Springset Part No.
Telephone No. 218 was superseded in 1935 by the
No. 238 (used with
Bellsets No. 33 or 35).
Telephone No. 218 contains:-
x Cords, Instrument No. 706.
Cords, Instrument No. 521.
1 x Dial, Automatic S.S., No. 11.
1 x No. 1 /SBA/2.
1 x No. 1/SCR/l.
1 x No. 2/SCU/l.
1 x No. 1/SPL/321.
1 x No. 3/SSP/5I3.
1 x No. 1/SSW/5.
4 x Parts No. 1/SBU/1.
2 x Parts No. 1/SWA/72.
1 x Telephone No. 164.
1 x Transformer No. 35A.
Circuit diagram - N318.
Circuit diagram - AT2411.
Circuit diagram - CB1517.
Paster Diagram -
General information on 200 type
Collectors Information - what to look for
How to restore Bakelite
How to dismantle a 200 type