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Offline docubyte

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Telephone ID please - 1970's
« on: December 07, 2017, 04:33:31 PM »
From the picture here;

https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu/nukevault/ebb371/photos/photo%202.jpg

Strikes me as a modified blanked Western Electric type - but my knowledge is poor.

The image is from a fascinating article about the nuclear false alarm of 1979 , here https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu/nukevault/ebb371

Many thanks in advance!

James
« Last Edit: December 07, 2017, 04:50:08 PM by TelePlay »

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Re: Telephone ID please - 1970's
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2017, 04:46:50 PM »
It is a 500 model that has been converted to an intercom. Lots of companies used existing phones to create intercoms. I have a few in my collection, WE 300 & 500 models, and Conn Telephone & Electric come to mind. It is not possible to tell if this is a WE phone from the 1 picture but I would hazard a guess that is most probably is.
Interesting article.
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Re: Telephone ID please - 1970's
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 04:50:58 PM »
Image and article (in PDF format) have been attached to the first post for posterity.
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