Telephone equipment of W.W.I and W.W.II



Hand set D 14842  Pat. USA
Aug.  18, 1903

On crank
Pat in USA
11 25 13





EE8 in use during battle.
Signal Corp EE-8

EE-8 with leather bag
EE-8 in leather bag
[picture donated by Mike Brueckmann]

EE-8 in canvas bag
EE-8 in canvas bag
[picture donated by Mike Brueckmann]

The EE-8-B has a handset TS-13-E with transmitter 141914 W.E.Co. 6/42 and receiver D-141915 WECO 7 10 42

The EE-8-A handset TS-9-F has a receiver made by American Microphone Company Ltd. Sep 1943 type 113. The
transmitter is type 1118.

Some advise for purchasers of EE-8 phones:

EE-8    1955
The biggest thing that can go wrong is corrosion. Next would be the handset cord. That can be easily fixed if you're not trying to make it appear original. The rest of the insides is pretty tough. I'd be real surprised if you can't get them to work. One little feature which some people don't know is when you turn the crank only the OTHER phone rings. Yours doesn't ring. The handset has a butterfly switch which you must press in order to talk. While you have this switch operated the battery is being used. Otherwise, the batteries have no drain. It will not talk without batteries, but it will crank, ring and listen. There is one more switch. It is labeled CB or LB. This switch changes the mode from Common Battery to Local Battery. In CB mode, the hanger for the handset is in the circuit. You could connect the phone as an extension to your household telephone line and answer calls. It will ring and talk (provided the batteries are in it - yes in CB mode the batteries are still required to talk). In LB mode, the handset hang-up switch is disabled for normal magneto phone operation. The schematic is available below and is a photo of the one inside one of my units. It may help illustrate how the CB-LB switch works. One caveat, if you hook it up as an answer-only extension to your home phone, it is very easy to NOT hang up the handset properly making your line appear busy to callers.
Remember to oil the things that turn in the magneto. It will help a whole lot.
Info from jstevens/ee8


EE91 Field phone, Kellogg made
Kellogg made EE91 field phone
[picture donated by Mike Brueckmann]

Connecticut made TP6A
[picture donated by Mike Brueckmann]

North made TP6A
North made TP6A
[picture donated by Mike Brueckmann]

Model A campphone, WE
Camp phone Model A made by Western Electric
[picture donated by Mike Brueckmann]


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