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Contempra -- 50th Anniversary

Started by poplar1, December 04, 2018, 07:49:38 AM

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Butch Harlow

Quote from: poplar1 on December 04, 2018, 07:49:38 AM
2018 is the 50th anniversary of the Northern Electric Contempra.

Contempra and I have something in common, it's the 50th anniversary of me too!
Butch Harlow


Happy anniversary Butch.
Doug, I took the leather set as brown, but it's easy because it was!


There were three Talia leather colors - light brown, dark brown and green.  Collect 'em all!
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Russ Kirk

I recently picked up a rotary orange Contempa. I absolutely love it. I am thinking about getting some more....
- Russ Kirk


Here's your Leather Contempra, Cheap:
Harry Smith
ATCA 4434

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there is only
do or do not"


Was the Contempra handset used as a buttset? I recall seeing one one time somewhere.


Yes it was, and by Bell Canada.    There may have been other companies that used these sets, but I'm not aware of them.       They had 2 versions, one for use as a standard butt set by field techs, and one for technicians working on data lines.   It's catalog designation was QSE4.    I've attached 5 pages dealing with the set which pretty much explains their function and options.    Click and double click to enlarge.

Jeff Lamb


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