Gray 34-A-9 Paystation

Published: December 2011

This month’s example is a Gray 34A-9. It is one of the full size paystations. The paystation has no internal ringer or talk circuit, it connected to a subset as its non payphone brother the AE 34 would have. The phone uses the same handset as an AE 34. It has a pre-pay coin relay, thus it was necessary to drop a coin before a call could be made. The body of the paystation is made of steel with a cast coin gauge. The AE dial is mounted within a cast metal shroud with a nice “daisy face” porcelain number ring. The wood strip mounted to the backboard is the central connection point for the different components of the paystation, the handset and wiring to the subset connect to it.