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"GPO retro"

Started by countryman, June 30, 2022, 03:00:28 PM

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countryman

I just stumbled into this website.
More or less detailed copies of classic designs can be seen commonly, usually featuring 12 push buttons in a circle. This one seems to have a more realistic imitation of a rotary dial. Has anybody seen it before? They also advertise a classic ringer.
https://www.gporetro.com/rotary-dial-phones/gpo-746-rotary/

19and41

That would be interesting if they are manufacturing rotary dials.  it'd be nice to see the technology behind them.
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
— Arthur C. Clarke

countryman

It appears to me the finger stop swivels when dialing a number is finished. The dial might have a rotary encoder, and a micro controller does the rest.
Still no real dial, but a different approach from the usual buttons.

FABphones

These have been around for quite a while. Finger stop 'clicks' as the number dialled reaches it.

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