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Offline Dan/Panther

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What is this ??
« on: February 17, 2009, 02:01:30 PM »
Is this a production phone or a Frankenphone ?
The handset caps are squared off, and obvious modular cord.
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« Last Edit: February 17, 2009, 02:03:15 PM by Dan/Panther »

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Offline benhutcherson

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Re: What is this ??
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2009, 02:08:59 PM »
That's a type K handset, the next evolutionary step after the G series.

They're commonly used on modern office telephones and the like.

They don't really fit very well on a 500/2500, although they will work. Thus, I would guess that someone's probably put that on there, rather than it being a factory installation.

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Re: What is this ??
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2009, 05:52:41 PM »
I've seen those a few times on off-brand 2500s, but never on a 500, and never on a Bell System phone.  Besides business use as Ben mentioned, they're used on a lot of the Design Line phones like Exeter and Telstar.
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Re: What is this ??
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2009, 07:12:40 PM »
Avaya, which is what was once Lucent and before that AT&T Technologies and before that Western Electric, still makes a 2500 style phone which they have updated to have a K series handset. 



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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2009, 07:30:18 PM »
It actually doesn't look bad on the 2500.  It fits the TT's boxier case a bit better than the G, I think. 
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Re: What is this ??
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2009, 08:09:20 PM »
I have those kind of handsets on my AT&T phones

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Re: What is this ??
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2009, 02:10:27 PM »
Getting the caps off, has stratches written all over it. I picture a small screw driver distorting the handset around thye little slot to remove the cap.
I like round.
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