TEST SET BELL SYSTEM 139B - TELEPHONE LINE TONE TESTER

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Oct 23,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

BELL SYSTEM 139B LINE TEST SET - TONE/VOICE

From the 1970s/1980s era. Used to test and trace telephone lines.
Great for ANYONE who needs to test continuity of a pair of wires or to trace wires.
Will work on telephone wires, alarm system wiring, coaxial cable, speaker wires, car wiring, etc.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND USING ON ELECTRICAL LINES.

This is an original Line Test Set and Tone generator. Has switch on side for OFF, TONE and TALK.
The TONE position sends out a repeating Hi-Lo, Hi-Lo patterned tone.

Measures approx. 5.5 x 2.5 x 1". Cord is approx. 29" long. Original Alligator clips at end of each lead.

Uses 2 AA batteries, and I've included the original Western Electric/Bell System
pair from this unit, which had been removed a long time ago.
Reinstalled batteries and, VOILA , the unit worked (and with 25+ year-old batteries)!
I would suggest you keep these as part of a collectible display.
T is also a Caution on the inside about using Alkaline batteries, so
I'm presuming that NON-alkaline dry batteries are best .

Cord and alligator clips are like new. Plastic Unit case has no gouges or cracks with
light surface scratches and original Tester's initials scratched in front.

This RARE piece is a good find and still a versatile and very useful tool.
Will make a great addition to anyone's Bell System collection or toolbox.
Payment via PayPal is preferred but bank check or US Postal Money Order accepted. Payment expected within 7 days of bidding close.

Item will be carefully wrapped and shipped via USPS Priority mail once payment is received/cleared. Insurance is optional at the winning bidder's request and paid by same. Email me for cost.
Sorry, but will only ship to U.S. at this time.

Thanks for looking and Happy eBaying!

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