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Offline HarrySmith

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Experimental Phone?
« on: October 15, 2015, 01:09:36 PM »
A small yellow phone just sold on eBay. Auction # 301761270887. It was posted on Facebook. I have no pictures to post but it looks like nothing I have ever seen and is marked Bell Labs on the bottom. Any ideas or opinions??
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Re: Experimental Phone?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2015, 01:20:36 PM »
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Re: Experimental Phone?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2015, 02:23:44 PM »
That phone looks like it could have had any name imprinted on its touchpad, depending on who the importers sold them to for retail.
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Re: Experimental Phone?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2015, 02:46:29 PM »
I think they were part of the Western Electric Touch-a-Matic series.
Here is another example of the same model, also yellow, serial #2562.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=9085.msg97280#msg97280

Here's another version from about the same time period: It's like the rust color TAM in the above topic.
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=2346.msg31192#msg31192
« Last Edit: October 15, 2015, 03:10:17 PM by poplar1 »
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