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Offline JubileeCompact

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1984 Olympic Phone
« on: December 06, 2013, 04:36:16 PM »
Hey Guys
Just did a BIN on this- how unusual is it?
Seamus
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221329825868
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Re: 1984 Olympic Phone
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 04:55:19 PM »
May be rare yes..unusual
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Re: 1984 Olympic Phone
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 05:02:24 PM »
Very nice. I´ve seen a pic of it in some collection or other.

It´s rarish, but dunno to what extent.

Love that remark about the clock working, while there is no clock visible in the pics.  :)

Look like the same sort of handset as the British trimphone, with the transmitter al the way up near the receiver. Is that correct?
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Re: 1984 Olympic Phone
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 08:08:58 PM »
The model number is 2961. Clock in on the front panel.
Optional Olympic statues to sit on top were available.
More info at Paul F.'s site: Scroll down to 2961.

http://www.paul-f.com/weDesignLine.html


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Re: 1984 Olympic Phone
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 10:21:28 PM »
The direct link is http://www.paul-f.com/weDesignLine.html#Olympic84

You can see where the small LCD clock is on the drop-down front panel.

The top decorative panel is held on with a bolt that is accessed from the bottom of the unit.  The same bolt holds the optional statues firmly on the phone.

These appear fairly regularly on ebay.  If you collect them, you need to be very careful.  The front cover is occasionally missing and there are many details on the statues that are easily damaged.  For example, the ears on the horse of the equestrian model and the torch on the torch carriers statue.

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« Last Edit: December 06, 2013, 10:27:32 PM by paul-f »
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Re: 1984 Olympic Phone
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2013, 12:42:43 PM »
Here is an example with a different olympic statue--discus thrower:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/370554657145?
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Re: 1984 Olympic Phone
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2013, 12:59:43 PM »
nice decorative phones anyway ;)
Denis