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Offline poplar1

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Shmoo
« on: July 22, 2014, 12:18:15 PM »
The Shmoo (F-53635) was one of the field trial sets leading up to the final Trimline design. This one, dated 10-60,  sold for $1313.88 on July 20, 2014.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221490949586

Here is a link to the Shmoo on Paul F.'s site:

http://www.paul-f.com/wesch.html
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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Shmoo
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2014, 08:58:53 PM »
Question:

Were any Schmoo's actual working telephones? I seem to remember reading somewhere they were wooden mockups??
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Re: Shmoo
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2014, 09:33:52 PM »
Both were made.
 
Typically wood or plaster models were made to test the outer shape before the field trial sets were built -- containing the working components.
 
You can see examples in the timeline here:
   http://www.paul-f.com/weproto.html#TrimlineProto
 
There were several working field trial models made of the Shmoo -- each in batches of several hundred.
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