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Offline sjt1803

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edison phone
« on: February 16, 2014, 08:29:30 PM »
Please fill me in on the history of this phone. I saw one at a local antique store

Offline Contempra

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Re: edison phone
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2014, 09:06:46 PM »
For what I know, it's a Dictaphone but this kind of phone is unknown from me sorry that's all I know about that ;)
Denis

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: edison phone
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014, 09:07:47 PM »
It's part of a dictation system.

Larry

Offline sjt1803

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Re: edison phone
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2014, 10:15:19 PM »
I did a little bit of research since posting the message, and yes that's what it is.
I couldn't find this exact version.
I appears it would have been connected to 3 separate machines.


Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: edison phone
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2014, 10:17:44 PM »
There were a number of dictation products back in those days, and many used parts of Stromberg Carlson, North Electric, and other phones.  One of these is just about useless as a telephone.

Larry