"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by ESalter, April 12, 2011, 09:56:43 PM
Quote from: masstel on April 13, 2011, 06:28:45 PMHere is a pic of a typical Merlin phone.Western Electric also used an exactly the same shape handset (but not the same electrically) for their Touch-A-Matic 10 phones. Attached is a pic from the Western Electric practice for this phone that very nicely illustrates the handset.(The Touch-A-Matic 10 wall phone is shown, it was also available in a desk model.)
Quote from: masstel on April 13, 2011, 07:22:53 PMExsqueeze me? The transmitter on the trimphone handset is WHERE? You're kidding!
Quote from: ESalter on April 13, 2011, 07:46:04 PMthe handsets are NOT the same between Merlins and Touchamatics. The TAM handsets are much smaller on the transmitter end than the Merlin handsets are. The black Merlin 10 button phone in the photo is an HFAI-10.
Quote from: rdelius on April 13, 2011, 08:13:21 PMThe handset was not hollow like the trimphone. When I found a trimphone I could not believe the handset construction.
Quote from: Owain on April 13, 2011, 08:31:07 PMI am soooo not kidding.
Quote from: ESalter on April 13, 2011, 07:46:04 PMAnd also, the handsets are NOT the same between Merlins and Touchamatics.