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Telephone Talk => General Discussion => Topic started by: guitar1580 on January 05, 2020, 08:30:54 PM

Title: Pearce-Simpson Carib 130A Field radio
Post by: guitar1580 on January 05, 2020, 08:30:54 PM
I donít know if these get discussed very often, but I thought that maybe out of a group of phone enthusiasts, someone may have seen one.

Iím trying to figure out the approximate age of this unit, and if & when it would have been used in the military.

The person who gave it to me said it was used in the military.  I've had it in storage for around 25 years.  Iím going to clean it up a little, and could not find out much about it.  If anyone knows anything at all about it, I'd appreciate the input.

Josh
Title: Re: Pearce-Simpson Carib 130A Field radio
Post by: Number, please! on January 13, 2020, 11:05:50 PM
Iím surprised that no one has responded yet.  Hang in there, this is the place for phone information!
Title: Re: Pearce-Simpson Carib 130A Field radio
Post by: guitar1580 on January 13, 2020, 11:38:44 PM
Yes, well it is a little outside the scope of the style of phones we usually talk about, but I thought maybe someone would recognize it.  I haven't been able to find out much about it.
Title: Re: Pearce-Simpson Carib 130A Field radio
Post by: Jim Stettler on January 14, 2020, 12:00:48 AM
My impression is radio. Followed by a signal corp concept.
Try researching it under signal corp and you may get good info hits.
I think it is cool.
JMO,
Jim S.
Title: Re: Pearce-Simpson Carib 130A Field radio
Post by: FABphones on January 14, 2020, 04:42:39 AM
Pearce-Simpson made CB radios. That looks to me like an earlier CB 'radio phone'. Poss 1970's.

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ETA: Internet search shows 130A licensed for use 1977.

Pearce-Simpson market was Marine (boats/yachts).

1967 publicity for Pearce-Simpson handset, image attached.
Title: Re: Pearce-Simpson Carib 130A Field radio
Post by: rdelius on January 14, 2020, 10:25:36 AM
My opinion is that it was  used aboard a boat and not military.I have many military radios and this looks to fancy . Look inside to see if tube or transistor. If tube  most likely 1950s or 1960s or so
Title: Re: Pearce-Simpson Carib 130A Field radio
Post by: guitar1580 on January 14, 2020, 01:51:09 PM
Thanks very much for the insight, folks.  I agree, it's looking like a marine radio. 

Looking at the 1967 handset ad, those radios look like they have metal cabinets and not wood.  I'd expect the wooden cabinet would be slightly older.  I'll check for the vacuum tubes.

Josh
Title: Re: Pearce-Simpson Carib 130A Field radio
Post by: 19and41 on January 14, 2020, 03:01:16 PM
It must've been a relatively large boat too.  Usyallt the ones that I had worked on that were in the smaller, more open cabins, were usually pretty much thrashed after a relatively short period of time.  that looks nice for as old as it is.  Another thought, it could've been used on shore.