Author Topic: Unusual 300 Series Phone  (Read 1095 times)

Offline drnedflanders

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Unusual 300 Series Phone
« on: April 01, 2012, 01:00:24 PM »
Hi,
I hope this is the right forum to post this in. I have just acquired an unusual telephone and I wondered if anyone can tell me more about it. It appears to be based on a GPO 300 series but it greatly extended with an array of additional buttons. Is it rare? Can it still be converted run on the normal BT network.
Any information would be welcomed.


Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Unusual 300 Series Phone
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 01:45:44 PM »
This looks like the telephone version of the stretch limousine.

Larry

Offline twocvbloke

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Re: Unusual 300 Series Phone
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 01:53:04 PM »
I think that's a Hotel phone, dunno how it works or how to modify it though, but I do believe they're not as common as their smaller counterparts... :)

Offline Owain

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Re: Unusual 300 Series Phone
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 02:31:29 PM »
House Exchange System no. 2

http://www.britishtelephones.com/hes1.htm

The Q diagrams for the system are listed (but not available) here
http://www.samhallas.co.uk/repository/n_diagrams/q_index.pdf


Offline gpo706

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Re: Unusual 300 Series Phone
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 10:04:29 AM »
Sometimes referred to a a "crocodile phone", I quite fancy one but wouldn't know where to put it!
"now this should take five minutes, where's me screwdriver went now..?"

Offline Owain

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Re: Unusual 300 Series Phone
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 10:39:40 AM »
Sometimes referred to a a "crocodile phone", I quite fancy one but wouldn't know where to put it!

I would put it next to my two HES4 for comparison.