Other Ericsson Wall Phones and Intercoms 1

Fig 1: Model CD140 CB Wall Phone with a small but conventional styled walnut case and unusual centrally-mounted switchhook. Late 1890s to about 1911. Old No. 366. 500mm high.

Fig 2: Western Electric Model 285 CB Wall Set. Often wrongly identified as an Ericsson because it is found with LME parts. It was used by the National Telephone Company. Cradle handset models also exist. Ericsson parts were substituted during maintenance. When the BPO took over National, they called this Tel No. 1 (see also next phone). The phone was possibly built for Western Electric by Peel Conner, who issued a similar model under their own brand. Approx 1892-1900.

Fig 3: Model N1460 CB Wall Phone. Based on a Western Electric design which was adopted as the British Post Office’s Telephone No. 1. It was used by the PMG in Australia as well. Built from 1905 to about 1920. A similar phone from Peel Conner had a single or a two-arm adjustable transmitter, and was also used in Australia. Sterling also produced this phone for the BPO.

Fig 4: Magneto Wall Phone AB2500 . This unusual phone has a cast iron frame on a walnut backboard, with a small writing slope in front of the 3-magnet generator. Although the model number suggests this is a late model, it began production in 1896. Old No. 365. It was still listed in the 1911 catalogue, but is rare. Some accurate reproductions have recently been made in Australia.

Fig 5: Model CK650 . Extension phone with the three-arm adjustable transmitter. This style may have been made in the United States as well as Sweden. 480mm high.
Variations: Model CD120 is the CB version, and Model CD180 is similar but has a cradle handset.

Fig 6: Model CD180 . This appears to be the Swedish forerunner of Model N1460 (see above) . Note the very early rectangular lightning arrestor behind the cradle. Note also the straight cradle arm, making the phone look more like a Sterling. Approximately 1896-1902. 480mm high. Model CK670 has a 2-magnet generator, for extension use.

Fig 7: Model BC1400 intercom. An atttractive little phone with a walnut backboard , fixed cradle, press-switch handset and a pushbutton and
bell for signalling. An early model from about 1893 to 1911. Old No. 408. Height 190mm.

Fig 8: Although superficially similar to the phone in Fig. 7, and usually found with an Ericsson handset, this intercom phone was made by Sterling of Britain until 1925.

Fig 9: Model AB5100-5105. The horn on the front is a buzzer signalling device. This phone was for use on telegraph lines, similar to the Phonopore, and built in such a way that speech would not interfere with the Morse transmission. British No. N1195. Old No. 855. About 1893 to 1911. 260mm high.

Fig 11: Model CD1110 Wall Phone with a three-arm adjustable transmitter and either a spoon or OST receiver. Steel case, nickelled fittings. 1909- approx 1914 . 220mm high. The side handset version was Model CD1140.

Fig 12: Wall Set DE100 . This steel-cased phone was made in automatic and CB versions and still has the early model handset. A similar CB version was Model CD1150, which was often rebuilt with a dial as the new automatic exchanges became more common. In Britain it was built as Model N1480. 1921

Fig 13: Model DE110, a more compact version of the DE100. This steel-cased style of phone soon gave way to the economies of bakelite moulding. 1921-.. Also manufactured in Britain as their Model N1080. The British model had a dial with a small centre, unlike the Ericsson dial shown here. 11 1/4 inches high.

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