- the bell works when you turn the handle
- the wires are not frayed much at all
- no sign of any borer or rot in the wood
- the handset needs a bit of cleaning but has no damage
- there are two massive cells dating from 1974 that look to be in good condition
- the handle is a bit stiff, but that's not important
- the hook switch appears to work fine and responds to the weight of the handset
- Wire up the handset to test it with a regular phone
- Disconnect the wind-up dynamo to stop it damaging anything
- Use an ATA to test that the bell works with a regular ring signal
- ... to be continued ...
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Comment by taniwha, on 5-Jul-2007 19:30
my dad's got a bunch of those in the shed.
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