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Offline captroosh

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Unusual perhaps
« on: March 16, 2020, 02:50:52 PM »
Came across a pair of E1 handsets. Odd thing is they are wired together and don't have the standard marking as can be seen in the photos. Are these possible test handsets for when the 202 was coming out?
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Unusual perhaps
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2020, 03:04:45 PM »
I think those are sound powered. A battery free 2 station intercom w/o signalling . I think the Navy used some sound powered equitment.
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Re: Unusual perhaps
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2020, 03:09:55 PM »
Thanks. Always Amazes me the knowledge on this board.
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Re: Unusual perhaps
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2020, 03:38:32 PM »
In the upper corner is a small stamp with US and an anchor in the middle. That along with the brass rings would seem to indicate US Navy for sure.
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Offline HowardPgh

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Re: Unusual perhaps
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2020, 01:48:02 PM »
TV repairmen used to use them when they installed rooftop antennas. Usually to tell the assistant where to aim the antenna for best reception.
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Re: Unusual perhaps
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2020, 10:24:16 PM »
I'm pretty sure they are sound powered.  As a teenager, I was given a similar pair in the mid 1960's.  My next door neighbor owned and operated a TV repair shop.  He explained to me that the transmitter (mic) had carbon granules that vibrated with the sound and generated enough signal to be heard in both receivers.  I took them to college with me, but alas they "disappeared," sort of like my memory today.  My mother claimed no knowledge of what, when, where or how.
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Re: Unusual perhaps
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2020, 11:01:33 PM »
Mom's often have no idea.
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