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Offline dsk

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Help identifying Genie Phone
« on: July 18, 2014, 11:22:23 AM »
Hi
Got this one from some friends. I remember this as one of the first you could pay extra to get, just as the monopoly collapsed here.   

The number card has the last version of the telco label before deregulation. The smallest label (under)  has the Electrisk Bureau sign, and a production date 73.81
The other one has a serial number.
The ringer volume button has markings HI  OFF LO (English language)

May it be an American, just re-labeled? or??

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« Last Edit: July 24, 2014, 10:07:15 AM by AE_Collector »
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Re: Help identifying
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2014, 12:48:43 PM »
Looks like a BT Genie to me, made by A. P. Besson and Autophon:

http://www.britishtelephones.com/tsr8023.htm


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Re: Help identifying
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2014, 04:07:47 PM »
I believe the Genie was originally made by DecoTel, which became part of ATC, which became part of Comdial.
 
They were very good at merchandising them through anyone who would sell them, including the Bell System.
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Re: Help identifying
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2014, 06:48:49 PM »
I think they were also made in the UK (by STC) and in Germany.

Are the words serie and nummer Norwegian? Because they are the same in Dutch. PTT had them in their collection, but I think they were made in Germany.

My PTT version does not have the same stickers.
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Re: Help identifying
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2014, 07:27:16 PM »
I think they were also made in the UK (by STC) and in Germany.

Are the words serie and nummer Norwegian? Because they are the same in Dutch. PTT had them in their collection, but I think they were made in Germany.

My PTT version does not have the same stickers.
Serie and Nummer are definitely German.

Nummer = antall ?

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Re: Help identifying
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2014, 02:40:08 AM »
Serie nummer:  serial number, as the id number stamped on a car's frame etc,
P. dato:  Date of production.

For me these looks Norwegian, but as you say other may use the same terms.

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Re: Help identifying Genie Phone
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2016, 02:23:21 PM »
The round touch tone pads always make me lose interest
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Re: Help identifying Genie Phone
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2016, 02:33:06 PM »
Here are some pictures of the one I have.
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