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Offline JubileeCompact

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The Oldest Answering machine Ive ever seen!!
« on: May 06, 2012, 04:21:19 PM »
Just won this - getting it to work may be interesting!!

Seamus

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Re: The Oldest Answering machine Ive ever seen!!
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 05:53:46 PM »
Wow - that is OLD! Any idea what year it's from? What does it use to record on?

Offline JubileeCompact

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Re: The Oldest Answering machine Ive ever seen!!
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 04:13:25 AM »
Id say late 60s/early 70s
Not received it yet but im guessing its reel to reel tape(It looks about the same size as a tape recorder).
Will be interesting to play with at any rate!

Seamus
P.S the linecord appears to be part coiled- the same as on a Trimphone and it appears to be attached to a GPO plug 505 and matching socket. This was used from the 60s until approx 1981 when the current BT plug/socket replaced it.
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Re: The Oldest Answering machine Ive ever seen!!
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 04:15:35 AM »
Love the fact the linecord point on the machine is marked G.P.O rather than line or similar
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Re: The Oldest Answering machine Ive ever seen!!
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012, 04:52:01 AM »
It'd certainly be interesting to see the insides of that thing once you get it, can't be many like it left these days... :)

Offline McHeath

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Re: The Oldest Answering machine Ive ever seen!!
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2012, 11:51:27 PM »
There were answering machines in the mid 50's from the ads I've seen, but I've never seen a real live one.  Yours looks pretty old, I'd guess more like 1960 give or take a few years.  Cool find.

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Re: The Oldest Answering machine Ive ever seen!!
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2012, 03:18:08 AM »
Nice find  :D

For those of us who don't have such machine we may just build it:  ;)
http://tinyurl.com/cvrjebk

 :D :D :D

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I have even got a regular New York number :-) 646 570 1796