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AE Strowger rotary switch doo-hickey

Started by Greg G., November 13, 2009, 02:20:21 AM

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Greg G.

So what is this gizmo used for exactly?  Does it still have any practical use in vintage phones?

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It's useless for telephone use, but it's of interest to some collectors, being part of central office switching equipment.


Its a uniselector these were used on the customers line each one had his own and when he lifted the receiver to make a call the wipers would be driven around the the outlets to find a free first code selector this was a 2 motion type [strowger] and the call was then set up. Many hours spent on cleaning these in my younger days. hope this helps