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Offline Pourme

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Notice anything odd about this one?
« on: January 13, 2017, 09:38:35 PM »
« Last Edit: January 14, 2017, 11:35:19 AM by Pourme »
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Re: Notice anything odd about this one?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2017, 09:51:35 PM »
AC plug?.wrong handset (newer style) and coiled cord

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Re: Notice anything odd about this one?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2017, 09:57:07 PM »
AC plug?.wrong handset (newer style) and coiled cord

All of which are fix-able, but one really has to wonder what the AC plug was for and what happens should one plug it in.  Yikes. 
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Re: Notice anything odd about this one?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2017, 10:13:11 PM »
I've seen quite a few DIY portable installations that used mains plugs and sockets.  I assume that is because those plugs and sockets are readily available.

Most complete telephones have an alarm that sounds if accidentally connected to the mains (while on hook).

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Re: Notice anything odd about this one?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2017, 10:18:20 PM »
Electricians sometimes rig up a talk circuit over un powered lines, Basically a couple of handsets and talk battery. Typically  used when pulling wire.


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Re: Notice anything odd about this one?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2017, 10:21:06 PM »
Most complete telephones have an alarm that sounds if accidentally connected to the mains (while on hook).

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Unless the phone has a frequency ringer!

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Re: Notice anything odd about this one?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2017, 12:28:43 AM »
Unless the phone has a frequency ringer!

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No, I tried a 20Hz frequency ringer and the alarm worked fine...

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Re: Notice anything odd about this one?
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2017, 07:55:47 AM »
Remember that the Western Electric 331 portable telephone set also used a standard 3-point Hubbell plug terminated line cord !

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Re: Notice anything odd about this one?
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2017, 08:18:18 AM »
I saw the AC plug and couldn't come up with anything at all, seller had no explanation.

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Re: Notice anything odd about this one?
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2017, 09:50:20 AM »
AC plugs are also relatively common practice for wiring phones used for stage production props, allowing the sound tech to ring the phone on cue.
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Re: Notice anything odd about this one?
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2017, 10:10:03 AM »
Back when I was volunteering at a theatre, the prop phones were wired to some 2-pin DIN plugs that connected to a transformer (whose output went to a control box for the person up there to try and emulate convincing ringing cadence) up in the gantry where all the fun stuff happened, those were basically speaker wires, but did the job, and were "unique" enough in the wiring to not be plugged into the wrong place... :)

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Re: Notice anything odd about this one?
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2017, 12:32:26 PM »
Maybe at one point it was a lamp. That may be the reason for the wrong handset. Or Not !

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Re: Notice anything odd about this one?
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2017, 12:52:11 PM »
The ones that do not come equipped with an audible over-voltage alarm often are equipped with a visual alarm system that emits a small amount of smoke, in order to alert the user.

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Re: Notice anything odd about this one?
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2017, 01:15:45 PM »
I think it could be what Jack said.  Namely a DIY portable installation. 

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Re: Notice anything odd about this one?
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2017, 01:24:29 PM »
I think one of you should buy it and solve the mystery!
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