We can repair almost any telephone that was made in the USA. We do repair some character phones and some novelty phones. With our large assortment of parts, we have on hand what we need to repair your old phones. We can convert your old telephone without damaging the phone. Prices very so contact me with your problem. Another option is to trade your phone in for one that has already been reworked and redone. If it is a family heirloom I understand. We have many ourselves.
Telephone repair is not an exact science. Some telephones take a little longer to do. We try to get phones done as soon as we get them, but sometimes we get behind. Please be patient. We will hurry but get the job done right.
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Converting: The art of converting old telephones to work on today’s system is very complicated. The simple systems of yesterday can be updated to the higher standards of today. We have tried in earnest to keep the old telephones in their original configuration. We do not remove any old component unless it is necessary. We will use it with the functioning telephone. If it is not required it is disconnected and left alone. We are not able to use some original receivers with our conversions so we offer a $50.00 charge if we can not use your old receiver. The cost of a wood wall conversion is $200.00 plus shipping. We will also replace the old cord with new old brown cloth covered cord (so we can guarantee that the telephone will work for a long time). We will not drill any holes. We will run the cord out the door (It does not look as good, but it does not harm the telephone) if you have no original holes through the back of the telephone. As for dials, we will not put dials inside old wood wall telephones. The telephone did not come this way and the stress on the old telephone is too great. The door was designed to open once a year to change the battery. If you look closely at your old telephone, the screws that hold the door on are very small. They will work loose in no time and your door may fall off. If your old phone already has holes or is not a rare telephone we now have a touchtone dial that can be mounted by drilling 3 holes through the back of the phone. The touch pad cost $75 extra.
When shipping these phones please remove anything you can from the outside of the box. The shelf, black cone mouthpiece, crank (remove this by turning it counter clockwise) and batteries you need to keep! Please do not send them. If you plan to keep the original receiver keep it too! All of the rest of the parts you removed should go inside the wood telephone case. or can be packed in the shipping box for shipping.
Candlestick telephones repair
Candlestick telephones with dials cost $155. This will allow the phone to ringer and I will clean and calibrate the dial and replace the receiver cord. I will add a 6' black modern plastic cord but we can add a 6' cloth covered cord.
Candlestick phones with out dial can cost from $80 - $155 (most cost $155). Please send a picture for a true cost!
Polishing the brass parts at $40-$75 Bead blasting and painting $50 -$100 Polishing the bakelite $20-$50
For Western Electric 202b1 (round base aka 102)
or 202d1 (oval base) these sets require a subset or network box. Many customers
have approached us with a 202 that they claim works with out any external
network-bell box. If these phone do work it is not very well and with many
problems. ALL TELEPHONES REQUIRE A NETWORK TO FUNCTION!!! Originally with these
phones the network and bells (ringer) are in a separate metal or bakelite box. We can install
a special Mini network inside the phone but the ringer must be outside the phone to ring
correctly. Network with no ringer $85.00 plus shipping. Add a white outside
ringer that plugs into the line $24.95. This is the best way to convert the
phone. You can use it anywhere with or without a ringer.
Western Electric 302 and similar phones cost
$75.00 plus parts and shipping to repair. This will include a 5' flat black
modular cord to plug in the wall. If you want the case buffed the cost is an
Converting later model black desk
and wall sets. To convert these sets we need
to reconfigure the wiring and add components to make it compatible with today's
system. Commonly this also will require us to rebuild the dial and calibrate it
to function correctly. We will add a 6' black modular cord so you can plug it
into most any wall out. This service costs $75.00 plus parts and shipping.
Common parts that need replacing are handset cord ($18.00 - $40.00), Ringer
($25.00-$45.00) and Network ($15.00 - $125.00(candlestick network)). When we receive
your telephone we will inspect it and give you an estimate before we start. We
will not add any extra cost to the final price with out seeking your OK first.
Questions and answers!
Q. Why does my bell ding when I dial my old telephone?
A. Your ringer may be unbiased (without a spring to deflect the clapper to one side) in which case it will tap when other phones seize or release the line or use a rotary dial.
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