Telephone Dial Repairs  Antique Telephone Repairs 

VTS INDUSTRIAL COMPANY

P.O. Box 429

Salome, AZ 85348

(928-859-3595 

jydsk@tds.net

 

FREE ESTIMATES

ANTIQUE TELEPHONE REPAIR
 TELEPHONE  DIAL REPAIR

and

FREE SUGGESTIONS TO HELP YOU FIX YOUR OLD TELEPHONE*

Why Pay More? We are in tune with the rough economic times!

*Go to our Index of Free Suggestions to see if you can fix your old phone, first!

 

Antique Telephones 

 

Antique Telephones

 

If you are sending dials or an approved phone for repair, please include an

INFORMATION SHEET

 

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WE ARE PROUD TO BE A SUPPORTING MEMBER

OF EPD LABORATORIES, INC. A NON-PROFIT

ORGANIZATION DEVOTED TO THE RESEARCH OF NIKOLA TESLA

 

 

Professor Eric P. Dollard

 

Professor Dollard is currently working on an

Advanced Seismic Warning System

to measure electrical activity of the Earth

produced in advance of the actual earthquake

READ MORE

 

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Here is THE link to Museums, Collectors, Dealers.

Artwork, Services, and Much More.

Click Here

Please check out Remco Enthoven's links:

The Dutch Online Telephone Museum

and Remco's new Web Site with information

& schematics of various European Telephones

 

The History of Telecommunication

I want to share a most interesting page for those interested

in the history of Communications from the earliest smoke signals

down through the timeline to Voice over Internet Protocol.

Many thanks to peer mentor Mrs. Sarah Hauser for providing

this fascinating and informative information.

Click Here

 

 

Are you looking for repair parts for

EE-8 and EE-91 military Field Phones?

Please check our inventory lists at

PHONESURPLUS.COM

 

NOTE: For repair of POST-1984 DIGITAL phones, or if you are

in the Midwest and want a closer telephone repairman,

please contact Dennis at: A-1 Telephone Service & Repair

 500 S. High Street, Belleville, IL 62220

(618) 235-6959, email a1-telephone@usa.com

http://www.a1-telephone.com/

 

 

  STOP! WE URGE YOU TO LOOK AT THE "YELLOW PAGES"

AT http://www.porticus.org/bell/yellowpages.html

AND COMPARE OUR SERVICES. SHOP WISELY!

This is NOT a hobby for us, it is a permanent part of our livelihood.

Our goal is to provide the highest level of service at the lowest price!

Before proceeding, see our Free Information Pages.

 

NOVICE OR PROFESSIONAL TELEPHONE PEOPLE CAN BENEFIT FROM RALPH MEYER'S BOOK


"OLD-TIME TELEPHONES!

Design, History, and Restoration

 READ MORE ABOUT THIS AMAZING BOOK
 
 

Antique Telephones

Here's what a telephone repairman likes to find, LOTS of antiques in one place.

Hi, and welcome to Steve Hilsz's Telephone Repair web page. I've been in this business for over 40 years, since I was a teen-ager in San Francisco, California. Since then, I've repaired thousands of old telephones for satisfied customers. Old telephones are really neat artifacts because, in nearly all cases, they can be made to operate on modern telephone systems without changing much of the telephone wiring. If you are handy with telephone wiring, we have some solutions.

Old Western Electric Telephones Repaired

Need assistance in identifying the precise model of your

Western Electric #300-series telephone set?

Just click the image to go to Paul Fassbender's

very concise and tremendously helpful web page.

This is the Western Electric "workhorse" Model #302-#304 telephone Art-Deco set, used from the late 1930's until 1955 when it was discontinued. This phone is sometimes referred to as the "I Love Lucy." To the great dismay of the old Bell System. many thousands of these phones survived and have faithful and enthusiastic users to this very day.  

 

 

WHAT CAN BE REPAIRED?


HELPFUL INFORMATION PAGES

Click on the line above to access many helpful suggestions

 

WANT TO POLISH YOUR OLD PHONE?

NOVUS will do the trick, check it out!

 

 

 

A FASCINATING STORY:

antique cradle telephone repair

I repaired this Western Electric #202 cradle telephone for Peter Hunn. Here's the history of this particular phone, and it's connection to Dick Clark, in Peter's own words:

The phone came from the original Bandstand-type studio at WPEN Radio, 2212 Walnut Street in Philadelphia. WPEN aired a "kids dancing to pop records" style of program called The 950 Club (as WPEN was at 950 on the AM dial). During that consistently #1 rated show the Western Electric #202 telephone was used by the radio engineer on duty to take directions from the 950 Club hosts regarding which record to play next, etc. These hosts had a similar phone on a desk that was supposed to represent a shop counter in the studio's "record store" motif.

Bob Horn, another Philadelphia DJ who figured that he could successfully adapt the popular 950 Club concept to television, took the program across town to WFIL-TV. When he got fired by WFIL for a DWI conviction, WFIL's cub DJ, Dick Clark, got the job...and the rest is well-known history.

The WPEN studio containing the #202 had been dark for years when I first spotted it. If I remember correctly, it was off the hook...

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LINKS:

 

NO KEYS FOR YOUR PAY PHONE LOCK?

Seek no further, your problem is solved.

If you can remove the lock, a key can be made for it.

Check out this and other pages on

The Telephone on Prince Edward Island

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If you live in Great Britain and are interested in

Vintage Telephones, take a look at what

ABDY TELEPHONES has to offer

 

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Hi from the nucowsClick Here
Nucow.com "The Antique Radios Premier Source" provides, unique and unusual Heirloom gifts, for individuals, that desire remembrance forever. "Nucow.com" also is the only source of rare, private "Von Venner" collection, containing loose, faceted, sized, flawless Gemstones.

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CHECK OUT THE GREAT WEBSITE

OF THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS HISTORY GROUP

IN DENVER, COLORADO 

 

http://www.telcomhistory.org/index.shtml

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HERE IS A GREAT WEB PAGE

DEVOTED TO TELEPHONES OF THE SWING ERA

 

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Antique Telephones in South Africa

Our Telephone Collector Friends "Over There"

http://telecolsa.blogspot.com/

http://oldtelecomsrsa.blogspot.com/

 

 

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Source just about any part, telephone, or

repair service at PHONECO, INC

 

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Telephone Dial Repair

RESEARCH OR PRINT YOUR OWN DIAL NUMBER CARDS.

A big Thank You to Dave Margulius

in my home town, San Francisco, for

a great site devoted to Dial Number Cards

 

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Digital Telephone? Answering Machine?

Get in touch with A-1 Electronics Repair

500 S. High Street, Belleville, IL 62220

(618) 235-6959, ask for Dennis

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HERE IS A GREAT SOURCE OF

BATTERIES FOR MAGNETO TELEPHONES

OR OTHER APPLICATIONS USING LARGE CELLS.

You can also find comprehensive information

on clock repairs and parts:

http://www.kensclockclinic.com/index.html

 

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DID YOUR SERVICE PROVIDER STOP SUPPORTING

PULSE (ROTARY DIAL) SERVICE FOR GOOD?

PROBLEM SOLVED

 

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ANTIQUE TELEPHONE INFORMATION

 "Kellogg Mike" Neale brings you these great sites:

Kellogg Reference Site

Stromberg-Carlson Site

Select-O-Phone Site

Mike's Vintage Telephones

 

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A REMARKABLE WEBSITE:

ANTIQUE TELEPHONE HISTORY WEBSITE

Check It Out, I Found It Fascinating

 

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WOW! A comprehensive website

of BRITISH TELEPHONES

by Bob Freshwater

 

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Check out the Telephone Museum of Prince Edward IslandA Great Storehouse of Information Here

 

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EE-8 and EE-91 Field Telephone

Handset Cords and Support Parts!

PHONESURPLUS.COM

 

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A new site with historical information

on 4th Generation Phones (Plastic Classics)

#500 (rotary), #1500 and #2500 (touch tone)

and even Automatic Electric #80

A Work in Progress

 

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An absolutely fascinating site:

Now featuring telephone sounds, images, payphones,

switching, the Telephone Network, and MUCH  more:

TELEPHONE WORLD

by Dave Perrussel

THANKS, DAVE!

 

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NEED INFORMATION ON BELL SYSTEM

TELEPHONES AND FACTS?

BELL SYSTEM MEMORIAL

HAS WHAT YOU NEED!

Click Here

 

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NOW! LOCATE HISTORIC

TELEPHONE-RELATED DOCUMENTS

at the

TCI DOCUMENT LIBRARY

Click Here

 

THE TELEPHONE COLLECTORS INTERNATIONAL: (TCI)

TECHNICAL LIBRARY HAS HUNDREDS OF

SCHEMATICS AND DRAWINGS FOR MANY BRANDS

OF ANTIQUE TELEPHONES

Just Click Here and Then Click on Browse the L:ibrary

 

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*If you have some questions about fixing your antique phone, call or e-mail and I'll do my best to assist you.

If I can't help, I'll try to suggest an alternate parts or repair facility.

There are some great suggestions and schematics at the ATCA web site.

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Phones for sale and lots of great information

are available at Wistful Vista Telephone

click here

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Want to make your old payphone collect coins?

Would you like to build your own telephone tester?

The OLDPHONEGUY has a great site.

 

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Rod Lanthier has a greet site devoted to

THREE SLOT PAY PHONES

Check It Out

 

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If you would like to download an excellent PDF about old telephones and repairs, 

 Dr. Jeffrey Race has a marvelous treatise on Old Telephones.

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I recently found this great article by J. B. Calvert Titled Basic Telephones.

It's a bit advanced, but if you want to learn more about the theory of telephones

I suggest you read all of it.

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e Budnick has an excellent web site with great information on the PTT telephones once made in Holland and sold in great quantity by Radio Shack. His site also has information on Automatic Electric, Western Electric, Intercoms, and other old telephones.

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Gary Goff has a great site with fabulous photos of

his collection, and links to other site of interest.

Be sure to view his video from The History Channel.

Click Here

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TELEPHONE DIAL REPAIR

Antique Telephone Dials Repaired

Is this Modern Art? Not really. It's the remains of a Main Spring from a German telephone dial. The spring had disintegrated and I decided to have some fun with the pieces.

 Your Old Dial Can be Restored To Life 
 READ ABOUT DIAL REPAIR
TOUCH TONE PADS (OLDER)

Antique Telephone Rotary Dial

 This is a Strowger Dial manufactured by Automatic Electric Company and used on Private Automatic Exchanges. This is just one of many dials that I can repair for you. Labor averages six dollars per dial and any needed repair parts, plus return postage, are extra.

 Want to buy great phones like these?:

Oldphones.com has what you need: 

TELEPHONE SUBSETS (RINGER BOXES)

 

Your early telephone (candlestick or cradle set) is really only one-half

of a "telephone set." The Ringer Box is properly called a "Subscriber' Set" or

more commonly a "Subset." Now, you can purchase a universal Subset from

Lowe Tech Phones in Peachtree City, GA. Click Here for more information.


IDENTIFY YOUR WESTERN ELECTRIC 1949-83 TELEPHONE

Many, many thanks to Paul Fassbender for providing a concise listing

of the Post-1949 Western Electric model numbers and applications. Just click here

or on the image to link to Paul's fabulous site.

Take a look at Paul's Main Web Page for a wealth of information.


Oldphoneworks

A very large selection of Vintage Telephones and repair parts

is now available from Oldphoneworks.com. They have recently

combined the assets of Chicago Old Telephone Company

to become a real powerhouse in the vintage telephone

repair and supply business. They are located in

Kingston, Ontario, Canada but have U. S. facilities.

 

Call 1-800-843-1320 or click on the image.

 





There are two Telephone Collectors Clubs:

Telephone Collectors International

Antique Telephone
Click on the image to visit TCI's web site.

Antique Telephone Collectors Association
Antique Telephone

Click on the image above to visit the ATCA web site.

You probably wonder what Antique Telephones have to do with "Navy Salvage."  One of my most favorite occupations is salvaging relics from old navy vessels that have been decommissioned and are being dismantled. I have salvaged from vessels that were being dismantled at Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco, before the yard was shut down. Later, I salvaged from many vessels in Brownsville, Texas. And, if all goes well, I will be aboard more old vessels from the Ghost Fleet at Suisun Bay, California, when they are dismantled at the dry-dock facilities at Mare Island, near Vallejo, California, in 2009.

Navy Antique Telephone

The view above is the old #4 dry-dock at Hunter's Point Shipyard, San Francisco, California. The ship at left is the frigate USS LANG. The hull at the right is the frigate USS GRAY.  If you click on the image above, it will take you to some pictures taken aboard the museum ship LANE VICTORY, at San Pedro, California
 

Antique Telephone
 

Thank You for visiting

VTS INDUSTRIAL COMPANY * ANTIQUE TELEPHONE REPAIR * SALVAGE

Steve Hilsz, Telecommunications Technician and Salvage Merchant
(928) 859-3595

jydsk@tds.net

  Antique Telephone Repair * Rotary Dial Repair  *

Western Electric Touch Tone Pad Repair
     *  Glossary (Telephone Terms)

Copyright © 2002, 2003, 2008 Steve Hilsz, all rights reserved

Rotatone Pulse-to-Touch-Tone Converter, Kellogg Switchboard & Supply Company, Western Electric, Leich Electric, Automatic Electric Monophone, North Electric, Stromberg-Carlson, Northern Electric, Federal Electric, Gray Telephone Pay Station Company, PTT (Holland), and many more from antique to Art-Deco!  Salvaged items from old naval vessels.