Classic Rotary Phones Forum

Telephone Talk => Decorator, Reproduction & Novelty Phones => Modern "Reproduction" Phones => Topic started by: countryman on June 30, 2022, 03:00:28 PM

Title: "GPO retro"
Post by: countryman on June 30, 2022, 03:00:28 PM
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/
Title: Re: "GPO retro"
Post by: 19and41 on July 01, 2022, 07:24:29 PM
That would be interesting if they are manufacturing rotary dials.  it'd be nice to see the technology behind them.
Title: Re: "GPO retro"
Post by: countryman on July 02, 2022, 02:01:40 AM
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.
Title: Re: "GPO retro"
Post by: FABphones on July 02, 2022, 03:53:35 AM
These have been around for quite a while. Finger stop 'clicks' as the number dialled reaches it.

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