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Unknown COCOT?

Started by DavePEI, May 15, 2015, 11:06:52 PM

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Anyone recognize this COCOT? I can't identify it - someone sent me the photo and asked me.... He saw it at a fleamarket.

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The original "smartphone"? That coin slot is just like an arcade game coin slot! Weird...


It looks really similar to a Seiscor Ambassador.
I had an all black one in the early 90's but never was able to get it programmed.

I dragged it around for many years until it became a burden..
I can't rememebr if I smashed it, gave it away or forgot it somewhere.

The ambassador was built for Cointel in 1985 to start their play into the COCOT market.

Seiscor is a subsidiary of Raytheon Switchcraft inc.


Nope. Just did some searching.
I found the Raytheon phone.. model ST-16
It's all coming back to me now.
It was the bigges piece of crap.

Iirc the body may even have been MDF....

What a hunk of junk.
All it would do was taunt me with its little display reading "Rate load required"
I'm remembering stuff about it now.. yikes..
The escrow chamber had a little trap door on the bottom that would tiilt left or right depending on if it wasn't supposed to collect or refund.. Below the flap were the two chutes.

When you power the phone up (wall wart of course) the motor that ran the escrow chamber would cycle, it was most annoying.. clacking little plastic gears and clicking switches.