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Offline FABphones

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Take a peek inside the Tool Case...
« on: February 22, 2018, 09:57:27 AM »
British Telecom - B.T. (formerly G.P.O.).

Add yours to the thread?

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Re: Take a peek inside the Tool Case...
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2018, 11:52:51 AM »
So far I only have an 80s BT Krone IDC tool and 286A linesman phone (well, there's also a Pye-TMC 1705 linesman phone too, but that's not official GPO hardware)... :)

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Re: Take a peek inside the Tool Case...
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 09:38:11 PM »
That multi-meter looks a bit familiar .... Hmmmm....  :D
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Re: Take a peek inside the Tool Case...
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2019, 04:46:41 AM »
So far I only have an 80s BT Krone IDC tool and 286A linesman phone...

I think I've seen two versions of those, the 2nd is an updated version and is meant to be better performance wise (according to it's manual), and I like the look of it better too. Nice large BT logo. Have you managed to set your 286A up to test any of your pulse phones?
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Re: Take a peek inside the Tool Case...
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2019, 06:26:22 AM »
Have you managed to set your 286A up to test any of your pulse phones?

I've used it to test most of my phones on arrival, usually just transmission, reception & ringing of the new arrivals, dialling is tested by other means (Panasonic 308 or 616 systems)... :)

Offline FABphones

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Re: Take a peek inside the Tool Case...
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2019, 09:02:57 AM »
The BT engineer toolcase got a tidy up this week, along with the Tribbles (phones  ;D).

I think there is just about every GPO/BT issued tool I need in here now. Nothing left to search for.
Thank goodness - no room left. :)

Photos of first and second inner compartments.
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Offline Pourme

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Re: Take a peek inside the Tool Case...
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2019, 11:23:58 AM »
Very nice, Fab....impressive!

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Re: Take a peek inside the Tool Case...
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2019, 11:27:00 AM »
These days they just toss their tools into a canvas bag without any thought...  ;D

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Take a peek inside the Tool Case...
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2019, 03:26:18 PM »
Nice collection!
I am guessing most of these used to be Mr. Fab's tools?
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Offline FABphones

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Re: Take a peek inside the Tool Case...
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2019, 03:33:29 PM »
Nice collection!
I am guessing most of these used to be Mr. Fab's tools?

Not a single one.....    ;)
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Re: Take a peek inside the Tool Case...
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2019, 03:53:13 PM »
OK, that must have taken a lot of searching to find all that. Nice work!
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Offline oldguy

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Re: Take a peek inside the Tool Case...
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2019, 11:39:52 PM »
 Very nice FAB.
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Re: Take a peek inside the Tool Case...
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2019, 10:28:02 AM »
Seeing this post and went looking for my "B" Box. A little dusty as is been 25 years since I was a tech on the road....but here it is.

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