ring ring

While cleaning out a closet, I came across an old Western Electric 302 telephone from 1945. I’d acquired it in a batch of phones a few years ago, but the rest of the phones were accidentally thrown away.

Stripped down a modular cord, wired it up to the red and green wires coming out of the phone, and it works! Doesn’t ring yet, because I still need to make a couple of modifications. This phone has red/green/white wires, with white being ring voltage, while modern phones just run off red and green (tip and ring). You can dial, answer calls, etc, just fine.

2 thoughts on “ring ring

  1. Nice old phones, In australia, all of these older phones still work, as our exchanges still send out the 48V DC pulse to make the phone to ring.

    Benjamin

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