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Phoniac

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A GOOD BUY ON eBay?
« on: January 28, 2011, 04:21:45 PM »
I just received a package that was said to be phone parts that I purchased on eBay. I purchased the lot at a "Buy it Now" price of $15 which I thought was reasonable for the one item, a digital butt set that was amongst it all. I have one but it's an older analog one and doesn't have all the bells and ringers like this one does. Too make a long story short, there are a few parts of the many here I'm not familiar with, like some very large ringers, a bag of Vari-Tone ringers and a test switch that looks like it plugs into one of those outer system boards (for the lack of the proper words). Maybe you can identify them for me and or explain there use. Of course I know what the butt set is for, it's pic is here just to show you what I consider I mainly paid for.
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 04:31:15 PM »
The ringers in the first picture look like Stromberg Carlson frequency ringers from SC1543 or similar phones.

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Re: A GOOD BUY ON eBay?
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2011, 04:33:34 PM »
The Butt set is an analog, these last forever. I still have the first one I was ever issued....Doug
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Re: A GOOD BUY ON eBay?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2011, 04:36:50 PM »
The ringers in the first picture look like Stromberg Carlson frequency ringers from SC1543 or similar phones.

Larry
Those are mighty big ringers Larry 5" long x 4 1/2". Not much room left for a network.

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Re: A GOOD BUY ON eBay?
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2011, 04:37:49 PM »
I'm afraid those ringers aren't going to ring either.  They make good paper weights.

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Re: A GOOD BUY ON eBay?
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2011, 04:38:37 PM »
The Butt set is an analog, these last forever. I still have the first one I was ever issued....Doug

I reckon I should have said tone instead of digital. My old one is a pulse/Rotary.
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Re: A GOOD BUY ON eBay?
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2011, 04:41:31 PM »
I'm afraid those ringers aren't going to ring either.  They make good paper weights.

Dennis, That's okay, if anybody wants them they can have them. I have no need for them. Like I said, I was only interested in the butt set. You want'em?

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Re: A GOOD BUY ON eBay?
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2011, 05:03:53 PM »
Dennis, That's okay, if anybody wants them they can have them. I have no need for them. Like I said, I was only interested in the butt set. You want'em?
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Thank you, but I have a bunch of ringers already that are of no use to me.  But thanks for the offer.

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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2011, 05:06:01 PM »
You never know when you might have a use for the parts.  I have received a few phones missing gongs and have one with a bad ringer coil.

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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2011, 05:08:10 PM »
Or, you could make animal sculptures with them.  I'll bet they would be dead ringers :)

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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2011, 05:22:09 PM »
Reckon they might make great lamps ;D
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Re: A GOOD BUY ON eBay?
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2011, 08:53:08 AM »
The Butt set is an analog, these last forever. I still have the first one I was ever issued....Doug

I reckon I should have said tone instead of digital. My old one is a pulse/Rotary.

This buttset  is the TS-21 they were the industry standard for years. THey got replaced by the TS-22 (w/speaker).

The TS-21 is a more ergonomical buttinski and I prefer them.
$15.00 was a great price for the butt set.

Around here Qwest has replaced their TS22's with "Fluke networks TS44 deluxe" buttsets. I still prefer the TS21

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Re: A GOOD BUY ON eBay?
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2011, 09:00:00 AM »
Replaced with FLUKE's! Geez, I cant even say Fluke without getting a cramp in my wallet.

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Re: A GOOD BUY ON eBay?
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2011, 05:19:04 PM »
Hasn't Fluke bought out Harris Dracon or at least their test equipment line?

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Re: A GOOD BUY ON eBay?
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2011, 11:55:44 PM »
Here is a TS22 and the current Fluke buttsets.
The fluke has an interesting clip and you can swap which end the hook goes on. The last photo shows the clip "insert". I swapped the clip on this buttset (because I could).

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