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Offline countryman

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French four prong handset jack
« on: July 11, 2021, 07:35:50 AM »
The jack can be seen frequently, but I never saw a socket for it, or an instrument where it would go to?
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Offline rdelius

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Re: French four prong handset jack
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2021, 08:59:34 AM »
I have seen this on German style field telephones and Danish telephones. the handset appears to be of a German pattern.

Offline RB

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Re: French four prong handset jack
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2021, 10:57:57 AM »
Don't some switchboards have a socket for a handset like that???
My SC turret has one on the front.

Offline countryman

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Re: French four prong handset jack
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2021, 05:09:49 PM »
The German field phones I know have 5 prongs and a different pattern.
But in fact my Danish magneto phone has this type of plug! I had never thought of it. So it seems to be some type of international industry standard. Very well possible that it was used on switchboards on a more common basis.
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