Author Topic: AE Strowger rotary switch doo-hickey  (Read 1512 times)

Offline Brinybay

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AE Strowger rotary switch doo-hickey
« on: November 13, 2009, 02:20:21 AM »
So what is this gizmo used for exactly?  Does it still have any practical use in vintage phones?

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Re: AE Strowger rotary switch doo-hickey
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2009, 06:48:33 AM »
It's useless for telephone use, but it's of interest to some collectors, being part of central office switching equipment.
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Offline migette

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Re: AE Strowger rotary switch doo-hickey
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2009, 07:01:22 PM »
Its a uniselector these were used on the customers line each one had his own and when he lifted the receiver to make a call the wipers would be driven around the the outlets to find a free first code selector this was a 2 motion type [strowger] and the call was then set up. Many hours spent on cleaning these in my younger days. hope this helps