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Offline Faza

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Hi from Australia
« on: April 30, 2015, 10:22:42 PM »
Hi I'm an extreme newb at restoring/ repairing phones so thought I would check out the forums on here and ask for guidance.
I work at what used to be an oil refinery that has succumbed to the pressures from overseas refineries and has recently been turned into a import terminal only.
During the conversion I rescued an old phone that was being thrown away, the phone was there when I started 30 years buit hasn't worked for at least ten years.
If anyone can help identify the model that would be great.
The handset has northern telecom on it.
I will post in the telephone repair forum for help.

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Hi from Australia
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2015, 09:11:50 PM »
Cool! It's great you know the history of it! As mentioned on your other post, it had to be hooked to something when it was being used. There should be a PBX or maybe even a switchboard somewhere that is probably not being used anymore. You can probably "rescue" that too! You should check with your IT guy, he would know for sure!
Harry Smith
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there is only
do or do not"

Offline Faza

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Re: Hi from Australia
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2015, 09:50:11 PM »
Although the refinery is being demolished the site is staying as a import terminal so any PBX or switchboard would still be in use.

Offline Ktownphoneco

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Re: Hi from Australia
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2015, 10:35:14 PM »
Harry is correct.    The set you have is the Canadian version made by Northern.    Attached are 2 pages out of Northern's T-9 Catalog - 1962.