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Started by Jack Ryan, September 07, 2016, 02:51:54 AM
Quote from: stub on September 07, 2016, 12:33:24 PMThis phone has the same early dial on AE two tone 80 that I have. Here's a pic of the radio-suppressor type 51 dial used in 57 catalog .stub
Quote from: unbeldi on September 07, 2016, 11:59:54 AMI suppose the key to your answer will be to find out the meaning of an H-series type 80 telephone.The US catalogs always refer to N, NB, NC, series sets, which don't seem to have an 87 type, except for the key sets.
QuoteThe only obvious difference in this set, is the extra capacitor indicated across the DP contacts. No doubt for RF filtering.Is that actually installed in the set? It does not appear to be on the transmission unit board, but separate.
QuoteSince your phone does not have the standard US dial face, no letters, I would assume that the H series was for certain export markets.Where was it found ?
Quote from: LarryInMichigan on September 07, 2016, 12:24:53 PMFor what it's worth, the dial center card is Australian, though it looks like someone added it later. The phone may have been used on a PABX.Larry
Quote from: Jack Ryan on September 07, 2016, 09:01:03 PMYes but I haven't come across any H series documentation. I haven't seen an AE 40 or 50 in that series either.I haven't checked but usually that capacitor is within the dial case and comes as part of the dial.Does a numeric dial necessarily mean that the phone was an export model?
QuoteI got the phone off eBay in Australia but I have no idea how it came to be here. Some earlier Monophones were used by utilities and railways and some AE 40s were used during WW2 my military folk. I haven't seen AE 80s used here. AE telephones were not used by the PMG/Telecom/Telstra except for the black wooden residence set and the step based candlestick. Someone added the dial number card - it is not original.The code used seems to be incompatible with what is listed in later catalogues but the circuit looks pretty much like the SATT A version of the standard circuit. The wiring colours are different but that standard changed too. The more recent circuit is D-230238-AJack
Quote from: unbeldi on September 07, 2016, 10:26:31 PMWell, since the series letter doesn't start with N, like all the other example posted here, and which is what the US catalogs show, the rest of the number probably shouldn't even be contemplated in the same framework, with the exception of the first 8, which was common for all AE 80 with N. The second letter was already a feature code. So, H 87, is not an AE 87.Perhaps it was simply a contract number or project number of some sort, like the many D-numbers on WECo sets for special customers.
Quote from: Jack Ryan on September 07, 2016, 02:51:54 AMI have an early AE 80 and it is coded: 87 07 29 6 NF-9The code looks more like a late AE 40 format code and I was wondering if the format of the code changed shortly after the introduction of the AE 80.
Quote from: AE_Collector on September 08, 2016, 01:20:57 AMOther than military sets, AE 40/50 sets never had a date on them.