"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by countryman, November 06, 2020, 01:49:49 PM
Quote from: FABphones on November 06, 2020, 04:57:43 PMI believe this phone would have been manufactured without a dial, and the dial added at a later date.
Quote from: Jack Ryan on November 06, 2020, 10:10:04 PMMay I ask, why do you think that?
Quote from: FABphones on November 07, 2020, 04:09:13 AMGenerally speaking, from the lack of documentation (I have yet to find a good French telephony book or two of the time, but this thread has prompted me to look harder), and from those I have handled. Also from those I have come across but not touched and trying to date them piece by piece (so many have wrong handsets or ecouteur for example), and from phones purpose built with both the dial and the ecouteur.I haven't pinned it down to when but I think (so that's worth little) probably dial added back at the factory/approved atelier, just not when first designed or at first press, so to speak. This one is missing it's plaque which I believe would have been where the dial is now. But I am, as always, open to being wrong, it's good to learn.
Quote from: countryman on November 07, 2020, 07:00:15 AMSpeaking of funny handset, I knew I saw those before...
Quote from: countryman on November 07, 2020, 07:09:48 AMLast pic is the phone re-assembled and with the handset hung up as suggested by FABphones, which seems to be the correct way.
Quote from: Jack Ryan on November 07, 2020, 07:55:52 AMI'm not sure that I follow your logic..
Quote from: Jack Ryan on November 07, 2020, 08:02:31 AMI think few would hang the handset that way. You would have to twist your arm to do it...
Quote from: FABphones on November 07, 2020, 07:21:33 AMThe dial is one of the earlier 'Perspex' (my name for them) dials. (...)Really pleased for you.
Quote from: countryman on November 07, 2020, 09:59:47 AM...So it's unlikely that this dial is original to the phone. Or was just the fingerwheel swapped for a newer look?..