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Telephone Talk => General Discussion => Topic started by: long jumper on August 10, 2022, 11:44:22 PM

Title: old northern telecom phone
Post by: long jumper on August 10, 2022, 11:44:22 PM
This PHONE IS from my relatives in Italy it is 50 years old and it works. can anyone tell me if it is worth $47. thats the shipping cost any input appreciated.IMG-20200718-WA0001.jpg
Title: Re: old northern telecom phone
Post by: MMikeJBenN27 on August 11, 2022, 12:32:26 AM
This is Northern Electric's Contempra phone, NE's more deluxe counterpart to the Trimline phone.  I think it is worth about $47.00.

Mike
Title: Re: old northern telecom phone
Post by: FABphones on August 11, 2022, 02:54:30 AM
These were also made in Ireland. A photo of underneath should give you manufacturer info.
Title: Re: old northern telecom phone
Post by: long jumper on August 11, 2022, 06:55:02 AM
Can anyone please tell me what was the ringtone sound on this phone.
Title: Re: old northern telecom phone
Post by: FABphones on August 11, 2022, 07:19:56 AM
Quote from: long jumper on August 11, 2022, 06:55:02 AM...what was the ringtone sound...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qb_-VCtJ_qA

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PGY3kCPM5Z8

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=07QCpDdRdqY
Title: Re: old northern telecom phone
Post by: long jumper on August 11, 2022, 03:11:15 PM
What makes the ringing pause between rings on incoming calls on this northern telecom phone from Europe? Is the telecom or a function of the phone itself?.
Title: Re: old northern telecom phone
Post by: HarrySmith on August 11, 2022, 03:29:45 PM
The ring cadence comes from a ring generator at the central office or from the PBX.
Title: Re: old northern telecom phone
Post by: long jumper on August 11, 2022, 07:56:34 PM
Thanks very much to everyone for all your input. This forum is a big help because of the great wealth of knowledge you all have with years of experience
Title: Re: old northern telecom phone
Post by: tubaman on August 12, 2022, 04:09:22 AM
The cadence for the UK is 400ms on - 200ms off - 400ms on - 2s off. For the US it's 2s on - 4s off; this cadence is also often used on UK PABX systems for an "internal" call.