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Offline Duffy

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3 Test phones, Not a bad haul for a Sunday.
« on: February 18, 2018, 04:22:41 PM »
Todays haul. 3 Test phones that came out of Northern Telecom. A Clear Test Solo, a NT Symphony Light Green test colour that never made it to market and a test contempra with no markings. The other phones are a 1984 NT Athena, a Stromberg Carlson 1248W1 Mod 5, a 1955 NE 302, and a chrome WE handset. Also a couple cords. All from the same guy who was a former Northern Telecom employee.
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Re:3 Test phones, Not a bad haul for a Sunday.
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2018, 04:24:45 PM »
More pictures.
« Last Edit: February 19, 2018, 04:34:53 PM by Duffy »
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Re: Not bad haul for a Sunday.
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2018, 08:37:50 PM »
More pictures.

Hmmmm - the tone pad on that Athena doesn't look right to me...

I do like the light green symphony, but am not sure where one would find a matching coiled cable...

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Re:3 Test phones, Not a bad haul for a Sunday.
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2018, 09:02:40 PM »
Hmmmm - the tone pad on that Athena doesn't look right to me...

I do like the light green symphony, but am not sure where one would find a matching coiled cable...

Jim

I agree with you on the Athena, as for the cord on the symphony I was told it had a white one on it. That is what he had told me, he worked in the lab at Nortel.

The contempra has no marking and a different board in it.
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Re: Not a bad haul for a Sunday.
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2018, 09:04:41 PM »
Very interesting!

(Also forgot, one must like any "factory original" clear sets!)

Jim
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Favorite Phone: Western Electric Trimline - it just feels right holding it up to my face!

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Re: 3 Test phones, Not a bad haul for a Sunday.
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2018, 09:13:02 PM »
Very interesting!

(Also forgot, one must like any "factory original" clear sets!)

Jim

Yes, there has already been some interest in it. Maybe a find of the month.  :)
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Re: 3 Test phones, Not a bad haul for a Sunday.
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2018, 08:18:56 AM »
Some better pictures of the test colour on this 1989 NT Symphony. The minty green as speckles in it.
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