Author Topic: Unknown Western Electric Switching Apparatus  (Read 452 times)

Offline Sargeguy

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Unknown Western Electric Switching Apparatus
« on: February 10, 2018, 04:23:37 PM »
From a CO in Warwick RI, a Western Electric  board that was supposedly used for excluding non-essential telephone calls during an emergency.  The owner wants to sell it.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2018, 07:00:28 AM by AE_Collector »
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Offline jsowers

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Re: Unknown Western Electric Switching apparatus
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 07:54:33 PM »
I think you mean switching and not seitching.
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Re: Unknown Western Electric Switching apparatus
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2018, 09:10:20 PM »
I think you mean switching and not seitching.

Thank you, I was just about to google it!
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Re: Unknown Western Electric Switching Apparatus
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2018, 10:26:34 PM »
Oh man..... just like mine, but twice the space! mine is half that size!
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Re: Unknown Western Electric Switching Apparatus
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 12:06:05 AM »
Hereís what I posted on the PEI Museum Facebook page about it:

I had to think for moment...Line Load Control was a way of blocking call initiation to non essential customers in an Emergency. I donít know all the ins and outs but possibly top priority customers such as police, ambulance, fire, doctors etc may be Class A, other business Class B and other residential Class C. Depending on the level of emergency they could block some or most non essential customers using this control box. In SxS offices I think the box would disable certain finder groups and customers had been graded into the appropriate finders at the time of assignment. Preventing call initiation didnít block any customer from receiving calls from callers who were still able to initiate a call.

There....sounds like I know what I am talking about doesnít it?

Terry
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Re: Unknown Western Electric Switching Apparatus
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2018, 01:23:23 AM »
Just to let you all know, these cabinets can be wall mounted...
« Last Edit: February 11, 2018, 07:02:49 AM by AE_Collector »
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