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Telephone Talk => Flea Market/Yard Sale/Antique Store Finds => Topic started by: Doug Rose on October 22, 2017, 10:28:16 AM

Title: Northern Telecom made in USA Display Phone
Post by: Doug Rose on October 22, 2017, 10:28:16 AM
Jan found this at the local Flea Market this morning just as she was leaving. It has been used but it is in wonderful condition. In original box, but unfortunately no manual.

Northern Telecom made in USA?? I thought NT was Canadian. In info on this would be greatly appreciated ....Doug
Title: Re: Northern Telecom made in USA Display Phone
Post by: AE_Collector on October 22, 2017, 11:17:15 AM
NT had plants around the world including in the USA.

I recall something about a model 1000 and a 1200 but think they looked about the same. Don't know what the difference was. They were basically a dumb terminal that could be hooked to various 1980's technology to program. I think they were capable of two phone lines.

I have one that I picked up on the side of the road during "Spring Clean Up" years ago. Sorting Vlean Up is a now obsolete process of putting your excess unwanted stuff out at the curb where people could pick through it before it was loaded into garbage trucks on garbage day.

Terry
Title: Re: Northern Telecom made in USA Display Phone
Post by: Ktownphoneco on October 22, 2017, 12:51:41 PM
Doug   ...   Take a look at this web site page, it might give some more information specific to that unit.     I see a stamp on the side of the box in one of your pictures that might give a clue as to where it was used : Langley Air Force Base, Virginia.     Interesting.

Link :   https://ingeniumcanada.org/ingenium/collection-research/collection-item.php?id=2004.0145.001

Jeff
Title: Re: Northern Telecom made in USA Display Phone
Post by: HarrySmith on October 22, 2017, 02:01:30 PM
Very interesting piece of 80's technology. Lots of government stuff in Langley, both on & off the books, fun to speculate where this might have been used. I wonder if it has any memory? Might be something covert stored inside?
Title: Re: Northern Telecom made in USA Display Phone
Post by: K1WI on October 22, 2017, 03:15:14 PM
Doug,   
     Nice find by the bride. Those display phones were sure impressive back in the mid 80s. I have one stored away somewhere..."sorta" recall mine was made in Mexico . When I was done with a DMS 100 /remote installation I was given one. I actually used it for packet radio (data over ham radio) used the modem at 900 baud ...about as fast  and functional as an electric can opener.
     Northern had a very large presence in Raleigh , North Carolina at Research Triangle park. Their training center and Network HQ was there. Vaguely remember somewhere else , maybe Durham they did have a factory or assembly unit.  Spent months and months at their training center. 
     Doug you probably know that in New England Tel ...ALL  switching equipment was installed by New England Employees ( EI Dept )Not Northern , WECo. ,  Nippon ,or Seimens et al .
     So I lucked out and enjoyed lots of time in Raleigh for training.
   Andy F
   
Title: Re: Northern Telecom made in USA Display Phone
Post by: TelePlay on October 22, 2017, 03:31:34 PM
Oldphoneworks had at least one.

     http://www.oldphoneworks.com/displayphone-nt6-k00.html

Wonder if they had the manual and maybe made a copy?
Title: Re: Northern Telecom made in USA Display Phone
Post by: HarrySmith on October 22, 2017, 03:42:10 PM
What is the E. I. Dept??
Title: Re: Northern Telecom made in USA Display Phone
Post by: oldguy on October 22, 2017, 06:38:13 PM
Congrats Doug, as usual, Jan found another winner.
Title: Re: Northern Telecom made in USA Display Phone
Post by: K1WI on October 22, 2017, 07:14:31 PM
  What is the E. I. Dept??

    ......... EQUIPMENT INSTALLATION DEPARTMENT ...  unique to New England Tel  part of     " PLANT DEPT "

Title: Re: Northern Telecom made in USA Display Phone
Post by: Duffy on October 22, 2017, 08:17:43 PM
Nice find, I have one in a original box as well, it is missing the power supply. Mine is from the city I live in.

Here are a couple files to help you out Doug.