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Online markosjal

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Litton Business Telephne systems , Carterphone , Hush a Phone
« on: December 16, 2016, 01:37:42 AM »
 I recently bought a princess phone that was branded "Litton BTS" on the handset. . It is quite curious because it has a LARGE WE network and WE dial, although the Mic and Receiver are Audiosears. The only date stamps I can find are from 1959 on the dial and network. There is a terminal card that looks like it came out of a 302 or something.

Being curious of Litton BTS I started Googling and found this.

I thought it had some interesting telephone history in it so I am posting a link to it here

http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/F2/700/785/117202/

I thought the references to CarterPhone and Hush a Phone were intersting and are impotant pieces of Telephone history

Mark
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2016, 11:31:27 AM »
some additional interesting info on the Carterphone and the associated legal to & fro here....

http://www.sandman.com/telhist.html






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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2016, 08:02:55 PM »
I have since discovered that as received the internals o  this phone were identical to the 1959 WE equivalent. I howver now have made it into what some here would call a frankenstien by adding a weight
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Re: Litton Business Telephne systems , Carterphone , Hush a Phone
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2016, 08:55:31 PM »
I have since discovered that as received the internals o  this phone were identical to the 1959 WE equivalent. I howver now have made it into what some here would call a frankenstien by adding a weight

Your network and dial are the same---because they were removed from a Western Electric 1959 701B.
However, the WE 701Bs always had a dial lamp/night light, even in 1959. Why do you say that the 1959 Western Electric Princess sets did not have a lamp, but that WE started installing lamps only in 1960?
"C'est pas une restauration, c'est une rénovation."--François Martin.

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Re: Litton Business Telephne systems , Carterphone , Hush a Phone
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2017, 01:19:20 AM »
yes minus lamp

and I did read this somewhere . WIll see if I can find it.
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