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Offline teka-bb

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NOT A 'Stromberg bakelite US navy telephone'
« on: March 19, 2011, 03:27:00 AM »
Don't know if anyone is bidding on eBay item # 260749268774  but it consists of a base of a local battery telephone made by Dutch Ericsson with a Stromberg Carlson handset.

It's definitly not a 'Stromberg bakelite US navy telephone'
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Re: NOT A 'Stromberg bakelite US navy telephone'
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2011, 07:34:53 PM »
Looks like it went for $61.  I hope nobody on the forum got bit by this one.

The handset does look nice on this base, though.
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Re: NOT A 'Stromberg bakelite US navy telephone'
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2011, 08:57:16 AM »


That doesn't look like a Stromberg Carlson handset to me, it looks like a sound-powered handset of the type that is occasionally seen in marine applications.  (However a marine phone will have a weird metal clip to prevent the handset getting knocked out of the cradle in heavy seas.)  Putting that type of handset on a magneto base is interesting & clever if one wants relatively short-distance communication with no need for batteries. 

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Re: NOT A 'Stromberg bakelite US navy telephone'
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2011, 05:41:09 PM »
Check out the SC sound powered handset on this page:
  http://www.crystalradio.net/soundpowered/

Chances are good that the seller identified the phone as SC because it's written on the handset.
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Re: NOT A 'Stromberg bakelite US navy telephone'
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2011, 09:05:11 PM »


Good find as always, Paul.  So those were US Navy.  Interesting.  How would a US Navy handset find its way onto an Ericsson base?  I'm thinking that this was built by some independent company or enterprising individual to obtain the result of magneto ringing but no need for local battery.  Thus you would have an intercom system that could work forever without needing AC mains power or batteries.   Very very clever example of something that today might be used in off-grid applications.