How to wire a 1960s to 1970s dial phone

The dial phones from the 1940s to the 1970s use a rotary dial, these phones dial in pulse and the dial function may or may not work, this is dictated by the exchange you are connected to and whether or not your exchange supports pulse dialling

First remove cover carefully screws underneath the handset or on rear by cords

Line-in is T9 and T19 normally a red wire and a white wire, your ringer is T4. I would normally run a wire to T9 and T19 these connections should get you dial tone, once you have dial tone make sure you can dial out. You need to take one step at a time.

1# first get dial tone

2# make sure you can dial

3# get the ringer to work. To get the ring to work you will need to connect a wire from T9 running back to T4 or T5 or both T4 and 5. I would normally connect a jumper lead to T19 and ring myself with the dial phone handset hung up, Now touch your jump lead to T4 or five to see if the phone rings. Sometimes you will need to put a link between T4 and T5

Do not touch the exposed wire or terminal while phone is ringing, not harmful but may give a tingle.

Retro Telephones from the 60s to the 80s we stock many favorites the Telecom Statesman and the classic pert phone from telecoms.

How to wire a 1960s-1970s telephones