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Telephone Talk => Auction Talk => Topic started by: Dan/Panther on January 15, 2009, 07:42:02 PM

Title: Odd handset combination
Post by: Dan/Panther on January 15, 2009, 07:42:02 PM
I ran across this auction and found the handset cord opening to be rather unique. I wonder how this particular handset ended up on this phone, or did they just replace the cord.
If it were any cheaper, and I was sure of the color, I'd buy it just for the pink handset cord.

http://tinyurl.com/6u85f8
D/P
Title: Re: Odd handset combination
Post by: Sargeguy on January 15, 2009, 08:05:38 PM
"Well Ma'am, I have the handset you need, but its modular and I don't have the matching cord on the truck"
Title: Re: Odd handset combination
Post by: benhutcherson on January 15, 2009, 08:05:54 PM
I've had a couple of ITT 500s from the mid to late '80s that were hardwired but had a modular plug shaped hole in the handset.

Apparently, ITT still sold hardwired telephones, but tried to save money by keeping all of the handset tooling the same.
Title: Re: Odd handset combination
Post by: McHeath on January 15, 2009, 10:03:47 PM
I can't buy this phone right now as my kilt is at the cleaners.

Those openings for the cords are kinda large.  What was up with that?
Title: Re: Odd handset combination
Post by: JimH on January 15, 2009, 10:15:50 PM
When I was a kid in about 1974 we had new phones put in the house, and I remember they had hard-wired cords shoved in a modular handset.  I think they were using up the old cords before the modular switch-over.