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Re: GPO 332L
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2016, 03:12:13 PM »
Have you found the original date of this phone yet? They tended to put that refurb sticker over where the original date code would have been. Sometimes you can peel it off to find the original date code underneath.

It's interesting because by 1965 the GPO had been issuing the later plastic cased 706 for about 5 or 6 years. Back then there was a premium to pay if you wanted a 706 (known as the modern telephone). If you didn't pay the premium you usually still got a 300 series, unless you needed some kind of special instrument and got very lucky.
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Re: GPO 332L
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2016, 02:11:38 PM »
Have you found the original date of this phone yet? They tended to put that refurb sticker over where the original date code would have been. Sometimes you can peel it off to find the original date code underneath.

It's interesting because by 1965 the GPO had been issuing the later plastic cased 706 for about 5 or 6 years. Back then there was a premium to pay if you wanted a 706 (known as the modern telephone). If you didn't pay the premium you usually still got a 300 series, unless you needed some kind of special instrument and got very lucky.

No, I haven't taken it apart yet. Just put on the shelf with the others for now. Not much time with summer being here. As soon as time permits, I'll do that and report back.
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Re: GPO 332L
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2016, 08:03:49 AM »
I finely got around to opening up this phone. Now my question is: Can it be wired up to Bell Canada's phone line here in the house?
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Re: GPO 332L
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2016, 09:28:04 AM »
Yes, you should be able to wire it up. When you take  the base off the phone and see all those screw terminals, if you liik very closely you'll see they're numbered. Basically all you should need to do is connect one wire in your incoming cable to terminal 1 and the other to terminal 9. If you look at the phone from underneath with the terminals at the top, 1 & 9 are tip left and middle left, each with a metal jumber attached to next terminal.

I'm not sure what system you have in Canada, so the above assumes it's the standard two wires and you still use the capacitor inside the phone, unlike here in the UK where everything has to be converted, which is a right pain sometimes.

Your 332 shows it's been converted because of the curly cord to the handset. This would have originally been a platted cord on a 332.

Andy.
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