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Telephone Talk => Auction Talk => Topic started by: LM Ericsson on September 06, 2012, 07:39:03 PM

Title: Cool Japanese telephone in Ebay.
Post by: LM Ericsson on September 06, 2012, 07:39:03 PM
I saw this cool Japanese telephone on Ebay today. Ive seen these before. Were these telephones manufactured for Archer or actually telephones for users in Japan? What do you guys think??

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Title: Re: Cool Japanese telephone in Ebay.
Post by: AE_Collector on September 16, 2012, 01:18:25 PM
I have no idea, never seen one before. Looks like 1970's "decorator" type phone so could have been an import by someone like Radio Shack. Someone here must know.....

Terry
Title: Re: Cool Japanese telephone in Ebay.
Post by: rdelius on September 16, 2012, 04:36:50 PM
Archer= Radio Shack.Radio Shack imported many telephones in the 70s before it was legal to connect them. Supplied with 4 prong plugs but not connected. Most of the imported sets were Dutch or British. Some Japanese or sets from refurbishers such as Simpson Engineering. I suspest the set was a domestic set because no alphabet on the dial and japanese markings on the bottom
Title: Re: Cool Japanese telephone in Ebay.
Post by: poplar1 on September 16, 2012, 05:05:26 PM
Radio Shack also sold refurbished phones from Bohnsack Equipment Co. in Germantown, NY (the orange sticker on the bottom and the paint job that comes off on your hands) and from Hallmark House in Springfield, Mass. (WE 302s, AE 40s, SC 1243s mostly.) BECO also converted a lot of multi-line 464s to single line using dummy plugs where the keys used to be.)