Author Topic: Thrift store find, my first Canadian phone, eh?  (Read 757 times)

Offline Brinybay

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Re: Thrift store find, my first Canadian phone, eh?
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2017, 10:54:28 AM »
Could have been used by an independent phone co. in the US. "591" was furnished without ringer, so that any harmonic (frequency) ringer could be added.

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Thanks, the 591 meaning was going to be my next question.
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Re: Thrift store find, my first Canadian phone, eh?
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2017, 12:45:55 PM »
I had to look back at Gregís first post to remind myself that we are discussing a 1964 500 series Phone, not a B1. There was a portion of Brutish Columbia (Okanogan Telephone) that operated somewhat independently from BC Telephone and they did use mainly NE Telephone sets through the 50ís, 60ís and 70ís when BC Tel took over the remaining portion of the company.

However, Belmont exchange in Victoria was not a part of Okanagan Telephone area so a 500 series would still be unlikely to be installed there unless for some special purpose. What is the purpose of a 591? The number card isnít right for BC Tel in the 60ís and Victoria would have had mandatory 7 digit dialling then, no 4 digit dialing as seems to be indicated for emergencies on the number card.

Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba were all provincial government phone systems then and bought phones from Northern or AE then so it could be from any of those provinces and of course could be from the US as well.

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