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Telephone Talk => Collector's Corner => Topic started by: Babybearjs on August 09, 2015, 12:56:43 AM

Title: Couch Intercom Phone
Post by: Babybearjs on August 09, 2015, 12:56:43 AM
I just picked this up on ebay for $9.99.... does anyone know anything about this phone? does the TCI library have anything on this phone???
Title: Re: Couch Intercom Phone
Post by: paul-f on August 09, 2015, 01:47:17 AM
It originally came with a watch case-type receiver, not a G-type handset!
 
I don't remember seeing anything in the Library.
Title: Re: Couch Intercom Phone
Post by: Babybearjs on August 10, 2015, 03:44:06 PM
Paul, Thank you for the update. it looked kind of odd with a newer handset to it... do you know if it will support a dial?
Title: Re: Couch Intercom Phone
Post by: paul-f on August 10, 2015, 03:55:34 PM
John,
 
It's an intercom, and certainly wasn't designed to be used on the public network.
 
However, anything will support a dial - even a cardboard box.
 
All you need is a mini-network, hookswitch, handset and dial.  Ringer optional.
 
I've used that method to convert many bakelite magneto sets containing only a hookswitch and handset to dial.
Title: Re: Couch Intercom Phone
Post by: Babybearjs on August 12, 2015, 03:43:58 PM
cool....so I can connect it to my ICM circuit in my 1A1 system? I might just be able to do that!