Step 2: Clean Up

I disassembled vintage phone and phone box to clean it. Since the device was manufactured around 1910 it had quite a lot of dirt, dust and old glue in it. I used warm soapy water for wood and WD-40 for metals parts. 

Attached picture shows all components cleaned up and ready to be transformed into a new device.
Nice build. Although I read about it somewhere already... :)
Might have been my "Antique Crank Telephone Hack" but no way it is in the same class.
Thanks. I think I know where you might have seen it. This version has a bit more comments though.
You mean, "that" version has more comments. This one has only 6.
I love the vintage ringer with the old brass bells! <br><br>I found an old phone at the Goodwill, but the wall current wouldn't power the ringer anymore.
This a brilliant idea :-).<br>I like it very much, good work!<br><br>With kind regards,<br><br>Horatius Steam
Beautiful work- if I made more than about three phone calls a month I'd look into building one :)<br><br>It sounds like adding contacts could be a laborious affair, though, can you train additional names without having to take it all apart? I guess getting your friend to record new names every time you meet new people could be the hardest step anyway :)
Yeah, I don't make lots of calls as well. I gave this number to all my friends to call in case I can't hear my cell phone. This vintage ringer is really loud!<br><br>You are also right, adding new contacts is a lot of pain. I think that if I find that I add new contacts all the time, I would update language model with a list of default names. That would ensure easy recognition. I would also have to put capability to revert to robotic voice if name is not found.

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