"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by briantroutman, February 13, 2018, 02:42:35 PM
Quote from: briantroutman on February 14, 2018, 12:19:02 PMThanks for the additional responses, Terry and Brinybay! I wanted to ask because I've seen the "Easa-Phone" name used in various eBay ads and elsewhere to refer to either the PBX, the companion Panasonic phones, or the entire system. But I assume you're referring to the companion phone—that the desk set can be used to program some of the PBX functions, right?
Quote from: briantroutman on February 14, 2018, 12:19:02 PMBased on the eBay link you provided as well as many other phone collector demonstration videos I've seen, it seems like the Panasonic model 308 PBX is a popular choice. Are there any things to watch out for—such as components that tend to go bad? Or model revisions that make some 308s better than others?
Quote from: briantroutman on February 14, 2018, 12:19:02 PMYou're referring to older phones with a crank that was used to signal the central office, correct? I don't anticipate that I'd be getting into equipment of that vintage, so I should be OK on that count. I had planned on using primarily 500-series type phones because I thought they'd offer the best overall combination of durability, availability, and price. But if I'm incorrect, by all means, set me straight.
Quote from: AE_Collector on February 14, 2018, 12:28:56 PMPanasonic used the term Easaphone for many things Phone related for many years.
Quote from: AE_Collector on February 14, 2018, 12:28:56 PMThe PBX you will find in 8 Station and 16 Station versions. And it is quite easy to use the system in default mode without the need to do any programming through a proprietary Panasonic digital phone.
Quote from: Brinybay on February 14, 2018, 03:03:02 PMAs far as components that go bad, my only experience with that was when I bought a second one from Goodwill for dirt cheap a few years ago. I'm not trained in electronic trouble-shooting, but I don't mind tinkering and experimenting if it's not too technical. You can read about it here: http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=11219.0
Quote from: HarrySmith on February 14, 2018, 04:18:03 PMThere a lots of topics on here about the Panasonic PBX's. Here is one that has the manual:http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=8531.msg91682#msg91682
Quote from: Babybearjs on February 15, 2018, 07:45:19 PMI'm so glad I have a 1A1 system.....4 line 10 extensions with a whole house intercom.... and the growth is unlimited....
Quote from: compubit on February 15, 2018, 09:34:53 PMI will put my 2¢ in on the Panasonic Switches: if you can find one and afford it, go for a KX-TA624 or KX-TA824.
Quote from: AE_Collector on February 14, 2018, 03:39:29 PMMost of the Leich (pronounced LIKE) 901's (Bills 3rd picture - first black phone) that I have seen are 1950's, early to mid 50's.
Quote from: briantroutman on February 15, 2018, 10:33:28 AMThanks for the link, Bill.