Author Topic: Cordless Bakelite  (Read 1125 times)

Offline countryman

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Cordless Bakelite
« on: January 30, 2020, 04:02:33 AM »
As I had all parts sitting around I couldn't resist to cobble them together:
-one bakelite handset with push to talk switch, presumably from a 60/70ies police or fire department 2way radio. I had bought it very cheap and used the transmitter cap as a spare part for my Trommelwähler phone.
-one Bluetooth headset with weak battery. As the headband also wasn't the best any more, and the Lithium battery was an unusual mini type, it wasn't worth fixing.
-one good Lithium battery from a broken camera.

All put together makes a Bluetooth Bakelite wireless handset...
I first planned to put the signal LED into the cord mount, but that would have required more soldering with small SMD parts. The original LED is bright enough to shine through the transmitter cap holes.
No modifications to the handset were required, the parts fitted in easily. The receiver is a normal telephone element. Downside is, now I still have a broken transmitter cap to repair  8)
« Last Edit: January 30, 2020, 04:08:56 AM by countryman »

Offline Babybearjs

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Re: Cordless Bakelite
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2020, 05:01:43 AM »
 :) LOL! well, if it works!

Offline FABphones

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Re: Cordless Bakelite
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2020, 05:38:10 AM »
Don’t tell your mates what you have done - put it on a telephone body and astound them by picking up the vintage phone handset and having a conversation on a vintage phone when your cellphone rings.

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Offline RB

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Re: Cordless Bakelite
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2020, 12:07:01 PM »
Neat trick!
I like it. :)