Author Topic: Craigslist find #2, NIB AE Type 880 Executive Model Speakerphone.  (Read 6440 times)

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I can't resist 47yo NIB phones.  Paid $30 for this.  Even comes with instructions, how cool is that?
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Re: Craigslist find #2, NIB AE Type 880 Executive Model Speakerphone.
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2011, 04:23:14 AM »
Brinybay ,
               Just send it to me cause it is boxed wrong. Box code is supposed to be white  ;D  You LUCKY dog :o  Man, that's a great find! ;D   I like the way these sound.    stub
              
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Re: Craigslist find #2, NIB AE Type 880 Executive Model Speakerphone.
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011, 05:18:57 AM »

Any chance of scanning the paperwork so I can put it in the library?
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Re: Craigslist find #2, NIB AE Type 880 Executive Model Speakerphone.
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011, 06:00:48 AM »


Yeeps!  Holy cow!   Dude!   Good find! 

What general region of the country are you in, and what general region of Craig's List did you search to find that?

BTW, if I recall correctly, those require an AC/DC transformer (I may be wrong, check the docs).  If it is not included in the box, wait until you have found the correct output value for it in proper documentation, so you don't guess wrong and fry something.

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Re: Craigslist find #2, NIB AE Type 880 Executive Model Speakerphone.
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011, 10:16:27 AM »
Great find!  Brinybay is becoming the west coast craigslist version of Doug Rose :)  About the only the phones I find on craigslist are gaudy 1960s/1970s decorator phones for $300 and an occasional black 302 or 500 for $50.

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Re: Craigslist find #2, NIB AE Type 880 Executive Model Speakerphone.
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2011, 01:26:08 PM »


Yeeps!  Holy cow!   Dude!   Good find!  

What general region of the country are you in, and what general region of Craig's List did you search to find that?


I'm in Seattle.  The seller was 10 minutes away from where I work on the east side (Kirkland, WA).


BTW, if I recall correctly, those require an AC/DC transformer (I may be wrong, check the docs).  If it is not included in the box, wait until you have found the correct output value for it in proper documentation, so you don't guess wrong and fry something.

I'll be careful.  I haven't looked at the docs yet, but if they were beyond my understanding, I was just going to hook up the phone only.



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Re: Craigslist find #2, NIB AE Type 880 Executive Model Speakerphone.
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2011, 01:32:45 PM »

Any chance of scanning the paperwork so I can put it in the library?

I have a scanner, that's entirely possible.  I attached them below.  The schematics actually open up as a "centerfold" which is too large for my scanner, so it was scanned in two parts.

I read the docs, they lost me.  I don't know if I need that external power supply they mentioned or not.
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Re: Craigslist find #2, NIB AE Type 880 Executive Model Speakerphone.
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2011, 02:36:17 PM »
I read the docs, they lost me.  I don't know if I need that external power supply they mentioned or not.

From TB-470-916  section  2.3.3, it appears that you should not need a power supply unless your line doesn't provide enough loop current to power the unit.

I've tested dozens on 880s using a standard POTS line and used several testers and line simulators without needing a power supply.  It's worth a try.
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Re: Craigslist find #2, NIB AE Type 880 Executive Model Speakerphone.
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2011, 02:56:07 PM »
Brinybay,
             Just hook your 10 conductor cord up like this- green, yellow and blue together and hook to line 1 , then connect together the red and the Brown/green  to line 2  or vise-versa.  No power supply needed to operate the phone. This is for a POTS line.
             When you push the on and off switch to ON, with handset in cradle, the switch will flash every 3 or 4 seconds to remind you that the phone is off-hook. If it doesn't flash reverse your line in wires and it should start working.  Hope this helps.   stub
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Re: Craigslist find #2, NIB AE Type 880 Executive Model Speakerphone.
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2011, 03:07:48 PM »
Other interesting tidbits - Seller said he acquired it from a relative who used to be a Bell System employee (gotta love those retired Bell employees!)  It was also left over from a yard sale he had a couple weeks ago.  Can't wait for next spring and summer for the yard sales to heat up again!
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Re: Craigslist find #2, NIB AE Type 880 Executive Model Speakerphone.
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2011, 12:15:31 PM »

The Bell *never* used AE equipment, so either a) a Bell employee managed to get hold of this via someone at GTE for his own use but never bothered to hook it up, or b) the person worked for GTE or some other independent telco that used AE. 


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Re: Craigslist find #2, NIB AE Type 880 Executive Model Speakerphone.
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2011, 07:15:39 PM »

Any chance of scanning the paperwork so I can put it in the library?

I have a scanner, that's entirely possible.  I attached them below.  The schematics actually open up as a "centerfold" which is too large for my scanner, so it was scanned in two parts.

I read the docs, they lost me.  I don't know if I need that external power supply they mentioned or not.

Thanks Brinybay

I've added the document to the library:
http://www.telephonecollectors.info/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_details&gid=4575&Itemid=2

If possible could you also scan the other document please? Thank you.

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Re: Craigslist find #2, NIB AE Type 880 Executive Model Speakerphone.
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2011, 09:07:32 PM »

The Bell *never* used AE equipment, so either a) a Bell employee managed to get hold of this via someone at GTE for his own use but never bothered to hook it up, or b) the person worked for GTE or some other independent telco that used AE. 


I think he may have said "worked for the phone company".
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Re: Craigslist find #2, NIB AE Type 880 Executive Model Speakerphone.
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2011, 09:25:43 PM »
Wow, what a find!! Craigslist in my area is sparse at best when it comes to phones.