|This phone was made prior to the development of the
modern wall jack. In the days when this phone was installed, they mounted
the phone to the wall directly over the hole where the phone wires come
out and then wired the phone directly to the house wiring. This is
referred to as “hard wired” (as opposed to modular).
You have two options to hard wire mount your phone. You can secure it to the wall anywhere and run a line cord to the nearest jack, or you can mount the phone directly over an existing wall jack.
Removing the cover of your phone
If you look up at the bottom of your phone, you will see a metal tab in the center. While squeezing the cover down against the phone, push and hold this tab in, this will unlock the cover. Swing the cover up and off the phone. To put it back on, reverse this making sure to engage the catch at the top first.
Updating the ringer
If you didn’t buy your phone from a reputable phone restorer, you may have to update the ringer wiring yourself. This is a very simple job. Look at the bottom row of screw terminals on the network (the block with all the screws and wires attached to it). On the 2nd terminal you will see a black wire, remove the black wire from this terminal and place it on the 3rd terminal (L2).
Modular mounting to existing jack
If your phone came equipped with a modular wall jack adapter installed, then you can attach your phone directly to the wall jack. Simply line up the two mounting studs with the corresponding holes in the back of the phone. Make sure the slide jack engages the center receptacle on the wall jack first. Pull down slightly on the phone to lock it in place.
Modular mounting to new location
If your phone came equipped with a modular wall jack adapter installed, then you can attach your phone directly to a surface mount wall jack. You can get a surface mount jack at the hardware store, or I sell them directly from the web site. Mount the jack to the wall and run a line cord to the nearest telephone jack. To place the phone on the wall jack, line up the two mounting studs with the corresponding holes in the back of the phone. Make sure the slide jack engages the center receptacle on the wall jack first. Pull down slightly on the phone to lock it in place.
Wall Mounting – Hard wired
This is the cleanest looking installation, though a bit more work. If you currently have a wall jack in place, remove it and remove the wires from it. This will give you a wire to run through the back of the phone. Don’t worry about voltage, telephones are low voltage and will not shock you.
Mount the phone securely to the wall using holes in the back plate. Attach the red and green wires to terminals L1 and L2 (either color, either way). The yellow and black wires are not used.
Terminals L1 and L2 are the bottom row of screw terminals on the network, first and third respectively.