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Re: Today's eBay Absurdity - What Are They Thinking!
« Reply #90 on: October 05, 2013, 03:28:47 PM »
Those 2 holes are for the cords to exit, correct? Isn't it possible somone put a jack in there?
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« Reply #91 on: October 05, 2013, 03:42:19 PM »
This seems like a stupid question but haven't I seen handsets with phone plugs on them for sale on eBay, handsets that were to be used on, maybe, switchboards by managers or on military units? I've never needed anything like that so haven't researched them but if memory serves me right here, could it be that the handset is a real part. I don't know, just asking if the handset is legit.
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« Reply #92 on: October 05, 2013, 03:44:40 PM »
The switchboard handsets have a double plug on them. At least the ones I have seen and the ones for my 555 board.
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Re: Today's eBay Absurdity - What Are They Thinking!
« Reply #93 on: October 05, 2013, 03:48:50 PM »
Those 2 holes are for the cords to exit, correct? Isn't it possible somone put a jack in there?

I assume it is possible that a jack was mounted there but I highly doubt it because there really isn't room in an AE 43A/83A for ANYTHING and most likely it would be the Stereo Headphone type jack that has the little nut that goes around the barrel and that would be visible on the outside of the case. Something major is missing inside the phone if they mounted a Telephone Switchboard type jack inside of the case!

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« Reply #94 on: October 05, 2013, 03:51:01 PM »
And being only two conductors, what would you get or have there to use? Seems 3 or 4 conductors are usually found in a handset cord.
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« Reply #95 on: October 05, 2013, 03:51:39 PM »
I think that the handset could be legitimate for something though as Harry says, by far the most common would have the double jack type of plug. This plug is only 2 conductors so I am not sure how it would be wired inside. Transmitter and Receiver must be in series.

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« Reply #96 on: October 05, 2013, 03:54:34 PM »
That's what I thought Terry but I have not been inside of one of those yet so I was not sure of the space. If it is anything like the WE 211 you can't put a piece of paper in there ;D
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« Reply #97 on: October 05, 2013, 03:58:07 PM »
That's what I thought Terry but I have not been inside of one of those yet so I was not sure of the space. If it is anything like the WE 211 you can't put a piece of paper in there ;D

Yeah they were really going some to get everything in. They have the some induction coil as the AE 40 & AE 50 plus big grey can condensor and hook spring pileup etc. Then there is the big bolt that the hook pivots on as well.

The good news is that all it really needs is a garnet red AE Type 81 handset. This is a Type 83A Spacesaver and would have a Type 81 handset as it is colored. The exact same case in black and with a type 41 handset is an AE 43A.

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« Reply #98 on: October 05, 2013, 03:58:57 PM »
So, how about an early version of this currently on eBay? A two wire lineman's style handset with dial.

"VINTAGE ROTARY DIAL BAKELITE HANDSET PHONE TELEPHONE WIRETAPPING EAVESDROPPING"

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111174395281

BIN for $35.50 plus $22.50 shipping - a piece of cold war history, 3 days of the condor prop? I dunno . . . :(
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« Reply #99 on: October 05, 2013, 04:05:46 PM »
Looks Home Made...doesn't it? Plastic fingerwheel on dial seems out of place for a rugged piece of test equipment and the clips aren't really substantial either. Clips were usually the Bed of Nails type and sometimes had the single sharp pin for piercing Drop Wire Insulation. Maybe for an inside environment but then they frequently have specific plugs for switching equipment rather than clips.

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« Reply #100 on: October 05, 2013, 04:06:15 PM »
This is what I refering to when I said I've seen similar handsets on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300971792029

BIN $44.95 plus $12.95 shipping

What is this, if not seems made up by someone, and where would it be used? Looks like 120 VAC line cord going into the plug, doesn't it?
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« Reply #101 on: October 05, 2013, 04:18:11 PM »
Not unuasual from eastern Europe.most likely the govt telephone co used scrapped sets to build these.I have some US ones from ind telcos that are just as crude.

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« Reply #102 on: October 05, 2013, 04:21:04 PM »
Not unuasual from eastern Europe.most likely the govt telephone co used scrapped sets to build these.I have some US ones from ind telcos that are just as crude.

So it seems. The markings on the dial of this lineman's set is not American, so it seems. And the seller is in Bulgaria, duh-oh!  :-[
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« Reply #103 on: October 05, 2013, 04:27:27 PM »
Not to beat a dead phone here, but yes, Harry, I've seen the two plug versions and then there is this one with a 4 conductor plug which would do the same thing. So back to the red phone, haven't a clue at what's going on inside the housing.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161104092107
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« Reply #104 on: October 05, 2013, 07:09:48 PM »
Let's start a count of who can beat a topic to death the best/most . . .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150835662821

This one has an eye hook and an AC type line cord terminated with two alligator clips. There must be some use for these (even clandestine) with the number of them out there.
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