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old northern telecom phone

Started by long jumper, August 10, 2022, 11:44:22 PM

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long jumper

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

MMikeJBenN27

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

FABphones

These were also made in Ireland. A photo of underneath should give you manufacturer info.
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long jumper

Can anyone please tell me what was the ringtone sound on this phone.

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long jumper

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?.

HarrySmith

The ring cadence comes from a ring generator at the central office or from the PBX.
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long jumper

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

tubaman

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.