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Offline N7LTH

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Re: Never seen a rotary dial like this one.
« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2016, 07:28:11 PM »
Well, I took the mystery phone to my workbench and removed the base... yep, it's a bleep-blank-censored FrankenPhone. Ten pulses from an 11-hole dial, among other things...

Oh, well- you live and learn :) such is life.
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Re: Never seen a rotary dial like this one.
« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2016, 07:31:40 PM »
Oh, well- you live and learn

Exactly, so the phone was a good investment!

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I agree with Jack, ANYTIME you find an oddity, it's good investment.

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Re: Never seen a rotary dial like this one.
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2016, 07:36:24 PM »

Exactly, so the phone was a good investment!

Jack

In that regard, it certainly was. I can also cannibalize it if need be for future phones in my collection.
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Re: Never seen a rotary dial like this one.
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2016, 01:13:52 PM »
It's also an example of what extents a modern refurbishing house will go to in order to create a phone. It isn't a cheap quarter-pound hunk of plastic made in China, it uses old parts, and any repro parts on it are closely replicated from the real thing.
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Re: Never seen a rotary dial like this one.
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2018, 06:25:07 PM »
I don't know how it made it to the UK, but there's a Collins Autotune dial on Ebay UK

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REDUCED-Rare-11-Position-Telephone-Dial-For-Collins-Autotune-Radio-Transmitter/183375851248

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Re: Never seen a rotary dial like this one.
« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2018, 07:51:13 PM »
I don't know how it made it to the UK, but there's a Collins Autotune dial on Ebay UK

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REDUCED-Rare-11-Position-Telephone-Dial-For-Collins-Autotune-Radio-Transmitter/183375851248


I have a collins autotune set. It looks like a metal WE 302'. It has the same dial. There is a a metal plate riveted to the bottom. It had a "F# PTT handset w/ collins aropund the bezel.
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Re: Never seen a rotary dial like this one.
« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2018, 09:46:14 PM »
I have an AE dial like this with the A on a tele-chec Phone....Doug
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Re: Never seen a rotary dial like this one.
« Reply #37 on: August 13, 2018, 02:06:08 PM »
Question for Paul.

On the other thread I made a comment, that possibly if you dial, and hold the unmarked hole, might create a mute situation, can you comment on that ?

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Re: Never seen a rotary dial like this one.
« Reply #38 on: August 13, 2018, 07:12:10 PM »
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The eBay listing has an image of the dial's back side (first image below). The company name on the dial is "Telephonics." A google search turned up the company web site

     https://www.telephonics.com/

has a link to their "visual" 80 year history in a pdf brochure

     https://www.telephonics.com/uploads/standard/TelephonicsA-Visual-History.pdf

(which has been attached here) and within that brochure it shows a dial made in the 1950 similar to the dial listed on eBay with not much about the dial, red box on the second image below.

Function and/or application(s) of the dial was not found, might have missed it. However, if you look through the historical brochure, it's interesting to see how the company changed over the years to keep up with technology. There current product line is impressive in application.
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Re: Never seen a rotary dial like this one.
« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2018, 07:34:51 PM »
Many if not all TP 6A sets have Telephonics dials. Most parts will interchange with AE.Collins made many autotune radios for the military. The transmitter could be in a remote location and could change to preset channels and be tuned to the antenna.