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Started by FABphones, September 28, 2022, 11:34:46 AM

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FABphones

Turned the corner in a junk store today and these were sitting on a shelf.

Tempted by the Ivory U43 at just €10, but I already have one...

Also tempted by the little Switchboard, especially when I got home and showed the photos - Mr F said he could easily wire it up and get it working in the Phone Den...



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RDPipes

#1
Love the Ivory U43 CJ, too bad you didn't get it.
Wish there were places around here with deals like that, there use to be about 20 years ago, LOL!

FABphones

I may be taking a drive back over that way on Friday. I'll pop back in there and if they still have it I'll pick it up and bring it home.

:)
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countryman

It's hard to find a neat little switchboard like that, which does not take up too much space but allows to demonstrate the functions!

HarrySmith

What are those 2 large phones with all the buttons?
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RDPipes

Quote from: HarrySmith on September 28, 2022, 02:23:41 PMWhat are those 2 large phones with all the buttons?
I was wonder that myself, kinda look like cash registers with handsets, LOL!

countryman

Presumably an intermediate station with a rotary / automatic office part combined with a line selector intercom.
An office call can be put on hold while making an internal call via the intercom part. The called extension then can switch over to the office line, using a similar station. Early "PBX alternative"...
In the picture there's a wooden version for 2 office lines and 10 internal extensions.

FABphones

Quote from: FABphones on September 28, 2022, 01:03:54 PM...I'll pop back in there and if they still have it I'll pick it up and bring it home.

All sold.
If they next appear on the auction site they will be easily recognisable.
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