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Offline AL_as_needed

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Is this a home-brew creation?
« on: April 13, 2017, 09:00:54 PM »
Was browsing ebay for an external ringer to complete a princess phone project and came across this oddity. Looks to me like it could be home made (?). I know they did make operator variant 500 sets with a selector switch and headset plug, which would make this sort of pointless.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-WESTERN-ELECTRIC-PHONE-OPERATORS-Mounted-ROTARY-TELEPHONE-HEADSET/352027764982

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« Last Edit: April 14, 2017, 12:50:51 AM by TelePlay »
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Re: Is this a home-brew creation?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2017, 11:48:42 PM »
Photo of above Ebay listing. No, it is not a home brew. Western Electric 6026-type key + 52-type headset + dial.
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Re: Is this a home-brew creation?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2017, 11:49:17 PM »
Here is another:
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Re: Is this a home-brew creation?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2017, 10:25:35 AM »
Would have thought Ma Bell and WE would have packaged that all up a bit nicer, but for pure utility i suppose that wouldnt matter. What were these used for? Small key systems?
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Re: Is this a home-brew creation?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2017, 11:51:06 AM »
It is known as "4A Key Equipment." The 6026-type Key can be mounted on the side of a desk or table. Thus, only the dial would need to be on top of the desk, freeing up space.

6026A    4A Key Equipment (Without Hold -- May be used with 1A Key Telephone System)

6026B   4A Key Equipment With Hold

6026C   4-wire Private Line Termination

6026D   4A Key Equipment (Without Hold -- May Be  Used with 1A or 1A1 Key Telephone System)

http://telephonecollectors.info/index.php/document-repository/doc_details/4498-512-210-101-i2-keys-6017-6026-id-installation-connection    (TCI Library)
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Re: Is this a home-brew creation?
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2017, 04:41:36 PM »
I've got the 6026D switch... I have it connected to my 212 phone in my carport... outside extension...
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Re: Is this a home-brew creation?
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2017, 05:25:05 PM »
Most of the time, these combos would be used in official service. Rarely saw them outside of a CO.

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Re: Is this a home-brew creation?
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2017, 08:22:11 PM »
Most of the time, these combos would be used in official service. Rarely saw them outside of a CO.

That explains its appearance.Honestly it looked like a collection of parts from a parts box someone had kicking around.

It is known as "4A Key Equipment." The 6026-type Key can be mounted on the side of a desk or table. Thus, only the dial would need to be on top of the desk, freeing up space.


Thanks for the info, and that actually makes a lot of sense. Quite a compact set when you look at it that way.
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