Telephone Tool Kit

Brooke Clarke 2010


Telephone Tool
Telephone Tool
Telephone Tool


I've been interested in phones for many decades and maybe around 1998 got this kit for use in volunteer work installing and maintaining phones.


Can Wrench (Wiki) Multi Tool  (216 Bell System Tool)
Harris Corporation  p/n 44567  Dracon Division
                  Can Wrench Multi Tool
7/16" and 3/8" sockets that fit many telephone hex nuts, like in old and new Demarcation boxes (Wiki)
Note that the hole in each socket is over 1-1/4" deep so that it will work on tall binding posts.

Jonard: History of Can Wrenches
                  Can Wrench Multi Tool There are also 5/8" and 9/16" male hex drivers for opening Telephone Company boxes (Wiki: Cans)

The slot is to hold the cutter for wire stripping and it's fallen out.  Where to get replacement?  Let me know.
                  Can Wrench Multi Tool This is a different tool that has the wire stripping bit installed.
It was reasonably priced, probably lower price than than getting a replacement bit.
Fluke TS52Pro
Fluke TS52Pro
M - T rocker switch if for Monitor or Talk (Off Hook).

Loosen 4 screws and remove left battery cover to access the 9V battery compartment.

Note the STORE-PROG button acts as yellow shift when pressed just prior to pressing another button (it is NOT held down while the other button is pressed).
Fluke TS52Pro The small clip at right front is alternate location for the carry hook.

[RCL] 9 = ANAC Mode (Wiki)
Harris TS19 Butt Set
Harris TS19 Butt
Switch: Pulse or Tone

Button: LNR = Last Number Recall [typically used for dialing ANI (Wiki)]

Switch: Hi-Z (monitor) - Ring (monitor) - Talk (off hook)

No battery.
Harris TS19 Butt
                  Set When this buttset is connected to the at&t DSL modem using the Banjo there is no sound in the speaker and no indication that there's RF data on the line.  There are more modern butt sets that have the capability of detecting digital data, and I have the Fluke TS52 on order.

Note this is not a problem for disturging ADSL (Wiki) because connecting a butt set and going off hook will only effect the POTS function.  BUT . . if the technician does not know the line is carrying ADSL and then swaps it for another line he may disable the DSL because of bridges or loading coils (Wiki) on the alternate line.
But may be for things like burglar alarms or T1 lines?
Security Screwdriver (multiple bits)
4846042 Tool Handle with Rotatable Cap, W. Les Wetty, Jul 11, 1989

Comes with 5 double ended bits for 10 drivers.  Very handy.
Buttset Modular Adapter aka Banjo w/ K Plugs cord.
Butset Modular
                  Adapter aka Banjo

                          Modular Adapter aka Banjo Butset Modular Adapter aka Banjo
Note the extra long, more rugged, line plugs are called "K Plugs".

Progressive Phone Toner (77HP) &
                          Inductive Pickup (200EP)
                        Phone Toner (77HP) & Inductive Pickup
                        (200EP) DC on Line
Red LED:
Positive on Red

                        Phone Toner (77HP) & Inductive Pickup
                        (200EP) DC on Line
Green LED:
Positive on Black

5457441 Inductive amplifier having two-terminal auto-on function, Douglas S. Clement, Progressive Electronics Inc , 1993-06-04 -"Toner"
Inductive amplifier, Donald P. Lalley, Progressive Electronics Inc, 1985-12-23

Tests 77HP Toner with Fluke 87  V DMM (Red to Red, Black to Black):
Switch: Tone
ACV: 4
DCV: 0
Ohms: 2 Meg  [AC coupled. when used on active phone line phone stays on hook)
Hz Max: 1010
HZ Min: 982.7

Switch: Cont
ACV: 0
DCV: 9.6 (Probably just the battery voltage, can be used for "Talk Battery")
Ohms: na [DC coupled)

Siemon S66BT punch down tool
Siemon S66BT
                  punch down tool
4194256 Wire installing tool, Robert H. Knickerbocker, Siemon Co, 1978-03-06 - Needs to be configured to match the 66 Block terminal and to either punch down and cut wire or only punch down.

3604092 Connecting Tool, The Siemon Company,  Sep 14, 1971,  29/750; 29/650; D08/14 - cavities in rotating bar Siemon Co

Telephone Data Punch Down Tools 66 & 110 66 Punch Down tool Siemon S66BT.
It has two cavities, one for 66 block terminals that are 0.038" thick and another for 0.045" think.
The rotatable bar has one end for cutting wire and the other end for not cutting.
I've set it up for 0.038" thick terminals (that's what's on the 66M1-50 split block) and for cutting wire.
When the blade is removed the handle will swivel open and there's a slot to store a spare blade.

110 Punch Down tool: Commercial Electric 898 110 sold by Home Depot.
It comes with a 110 tool that can be reversed, one end for cutting wire and the other for not cutting wire.
There is a hole in the handle to store another blade.

Fluke TS100 Cable Fault Tester
Fluke TS100 Cable
                  Fault Tester
Can replace the Progressive 77HP Toner and adds some new features.
See it's web page: Fluke TS100 Cable Fault Tester for more


Phones -
Bell System 302 Dial Phone -
Bell System 500 Dial Phone -
Bell system 2500 Touch Tone phone -
EE-8 Telephone Set
TA-1 Sound Powered Telephone Set
TA-312/PT Telephone Set  (Field Phone)
TA-838/TT Telephone Set
TA-1042  Digital Non-Secure Voice Terminal (DNVT)
TG-5-B Telegraph Set
Western Electric 202 Dial phone-

Test Equipment
HP 4395A Network Analyzer with the HP 4380S CAT 5 Cable test System
MK-356/G Wire Splicing Kit
Tempo Sidekick T&N
ZM-4B/U Resistance Bridge
Harris T1000 ADSL tester
Acterna DSL350 Tester
JDSU SmartClass ADSL Tester
SB-22A  Switchboard
GRA-39 Radio Set Remote
Z Impedance
Z0 - transmission line impedance including CAT5 and Open wire

Telephone Patents -
Telegraph Equipment -
Wet Cell Batteries -


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