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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Cat Phone - Who made this?
« on: December 23, 2010, 08:46:23 AM »
This phone just sold on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150535632923.  I didn't expect it to go for much more than the opening bid, but I was wrong.  It looks somewhat like a British GPO 300 series, but with some northern European type features, like the number card holder on the front.  From the pictures, I would guess that it is a mid 1960s vintage.  Does someone here know more about this phone?

Larry


Offline gpo706

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Re: Cat Phone - Who made this?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2010, 12:42:05 PM »
It's not GPO, dsk will know what it is, definitely European.
"now this should take five minutes, where's me screwdriver went now..?"

Offline dsk

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Re: Cat Phone - Who made this?
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2010, 01:37:37 PM »
 ;D Thank you for believing in me  :D

This time I have to do some guessing, I believe you have got a Swedish L M Ericsson telephone modell DBH15 made from1947
Take a look at this: http://tinyurl.com/33tyyd5
The dial looks older.  
This pages may be of interests too: http://tinyurl.com/2vhhqj7
http://tinyurl.com/5wtao8

Please tell us if this helps. Pictures from the underside, inside logos etc may help too.

dsk
« Last Edit: December 23, 2010, 01:46:20 PM by d_s_k »

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Cat Phone - Who made this?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2010, 03:05:56 PM »
It does look like the 1933 model, but it is obviously newer.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ericsson_bakelittelefon_1931.jpg

Perhaps it was made by a licensee of the Ericsson design.

Unfortunately, I did not win the bidding, so I cannot look at the phone itself.  I only have the ebay listing pictures for reference.


Larry