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Where I can find a cord for a Post Office ericofon?
« on: March 28, 2010, 03:07:55 PM »
I wonder and I hope you can tell me where I find a original cord for a British Post Office ericofon? I should be very happy for a good answer on that...and please excuse me for my bad english.
Regards from Sweden: http://kobratelefon.se/index.htm

Offline gpo706

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Re: Where I can find a cord for a Post Office ericofon?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2010, 03:37:49 PM »
You can get top class repro cord here:

http://www.abdyantiques.co.uk/

go to "spare parts for sale" on the left.

http://www.antiquetelephones.co.uk/

again click "spares"

or this ebay seller is a top bloke:

http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/chipmunk_2004&ssPageName=STRK:MEFSX:SELLERID

although he doesn't do all colours.

I dont know what the fixing is on the base of your ericfone, and all the 700 series cords above will have a BT PST socket on one end and a GPO grommet on the other to 4 spaded wires, you can easily strip either end off and rewire, the fixing grommet you just slice one half with a knife and slip it off.

Also the spade terminal size, if its 700-likke smaller, then you want a 700 cord, if its the slighlty lasrger 200/300 then get a cord for this type.

The grommet might tuck inside the case to make a cord restraint, I found this with my Ivory ITT hard-wired 500, the "mousehole" was a perfect fit to let the grommet tail poke through so was a perfect solution.

Another thing, I have no idea if the GPO Ericofone had a straight line cord of maybe if ti was curled (like a Trimphone) you need to look at modifying a handset cord, these are spade ended both ends so bit less work for you there, one you take the holding grommets off.
"now this should take five minutes, where's me screwdriver went now..?"

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Re: Where I can find a cord for a Post Office ericofon?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2010, 03:55:48 PM »
Foret that last guy, hes talking rubbish.

I'd go here:

http://www.ericofon.com/catalog/parts/cords.htm

looks like they liked the coiled lines.

On this pic of a UK Ericofon, suggests a 700 spade would be fine judging by the size of the screws.
"now this should take five minutes, where's me screwdriver went now..?"

Re: Where I can find a cord for a Post Office ericofon?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2010, 04:03:10 PM »
Thank you so very very much for your good answer to me!!!

Regards
Bengt

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Re: Where I can find a cord for a Post Office ericofon?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2010, 04:06:08 PM »
http://telephonesuk.co.uk/phones_1980on.htm#Ericofon_700

There's pics of GPO/BT 600 & 700, no sign of any cords sorry!
"now this should take five minutes, where's me screwdriver went now..?"

Re: Where I can find a cord for a Post Office ericofon?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2010, 04:29:06 PM »
This cord I mean is for ericofon 600 you know and i hope you can know whwere I find it.
example:

Re: Where I can find a cord for a Post Office ericofon?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2010, 04:30:42 PM »
The modelname is: Ericofon 600 Telephone

Offline Wallphone

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Re: Where I can find a cord for a Post Office ericofon?
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2010, 04:59:03 PM »
I have a hunch that Phoneco will have what you are looking for. > http://www.phonecoinc.com/ <
The problem is you might have to call them to get the correct one.
Dougpav