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Offline HarrySmith

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Terry-Phone Intercom/Paging Systems
« on: April 26, 2012, 09:54:38 PM »
I could not resist when I spotted this! I thought it was very unusual, appears to be a Connecticut phone like the TP-6A with a speaker instead of a dial. Can't wait to open it up!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/360453689749
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Re: Terry-Phone Speakerphone
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 10:01:55 PM »
I wonder of the same company came out with a "Terry-Vision", or would that just be terry-bul? :D

Looks interesting for sure, that switch looks like it's missing it's retaining nut, but they're easy to come by for replacements I'm sure... :)

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Re: Terry-Phone Speakerphone
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2012, 12:25:00 AM »
That is a totally awesome phone.  This is what phone collecting is all about to me.  Anyone can find old Western Electric early phones, or other popular brands, even if they command a fortune to buy, but this is a very rare and a unique phone that you just cannot go out and acquire when you want to.  This is the kind of stuff I love and look for.  Great find.

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Re: Terry-Phone Speakerphone
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2012, 09:39:24 AM »
That is a very interesting phone.
We have a Terryphone system at work which we still use. It is very old, 1960s vintage.  The amplifier is based on a Bogen PA amp with some added relays for paging.  Our phones are based on AE 80s with ITT G type handsets and a speaker  in the dial area.
To page on these you press a thumb button by the earpiece.
There is nothing inside the phone but a speaker, relay, transformer, neon light, a microswitch and a weight.
Here is a more modern version.
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Re: Terry-Phone Speakerphone
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2012, 01:50:13 PM »
I wonder if the old one is compatable with a newer system.
I would love to have an old one like that on my desk just to be different.
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Re: Terry-Phone Speakerphone
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2012, 01:57:39 PM »
That is pretty cool! Especially "newer" meaning 50 years old! I had no idea anything like this was still in use today! I will post more once I get it.
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Re: Terry-Phone Speakerphone
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2012, 03:19:19 PM »
While we're on the subject, here are a few more from past auctions that attracted my attention.

Terryphone was obviously at it for many years.  Anyone interested in compiling and writing a history?
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Re: Terry-Phone Speakerphone
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2012, 07:15:10 PM »
Finally got the Terryphone after the post office lost it for over a week! Pretty cool item. I am sure I have a nut for the line selector switch in my toolbox but I am in need of a knob for it. It is a threaded type, not a push on as I thought. Anyone out there have anything like it, maybe one of you radio guys? A few pictures below and more on my Picassa page here:
https://picasaweb.google.com/103483280648956762530/TerryPhone
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