Hello Arwin, I have a question regarding the ringer. I have several telephones, some of them will ‘ding’ (it seems the clapper is moving to left/right) if I lift the receiver from the cradle or if I put it back, but some phones don’t. Is this a feature specifically for some phone models or we can set this? I think that’s lovely to have it ‘ding’ once we lift/put the receiver 🙂
Hi Danny, it is common very very old phones. Around the 1920s a bias spring was introduced, preventing that ting. Later it was also suppressed with clever switching in the hookswitch.
Sometimes the timing in the hookswitch is off. You can adjust the spring contacts so that the ringer is disconnected first before the dial and handset are switched on when the handset is picked up. If it is the other way around you get this ting.