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Offline gpo706

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It's a dial, but no phone...
« on: May 12, 2012, 06:32:51 PM »
Strange stand alone dial set, doesn't look quite GPO, the seller thought it was a programmer for an autodialler, I can't find it on Bob Freshwater's site, any ideas?

(PS  - it's not here yet...)

"I have been informed that this is more likely a programming dialler for an old autodialler"

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270971217645?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649



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Re: It's a dial, but no phone...
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 06:41:31 PM »
Could be a dial for a GPO 713 (or similar) pendant phone, which lacks a dial (and requires a Bell 50B or 50D to work)... ???

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Re: It's a dial, but no phone...
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2012, 06:50:43 PM »
Im thinking either a dial for the operator position of a switchboard or one to be used in conjunction with a Pendant under desk phone??

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Offline gpo706

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Re: It's a dial, but no phone...
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2012, 07:03:54 PM »
I have the under desk dial for a pendant, its in a slide drawer, this is desk mounted and appears to be demountable from a separate base, so like you have both said  maybe an exchange portable dial?

Doesn't the dial opal look a bit large for GPO, and look at the girth of the cord on it!

Will let you know more when I get my filthy little mitts on it...
« Last Edit: May 12, 2012, 07:06:54 PM by gpo706 »
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Offline Owain

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Re: It's a dial, but no phone...
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2012, 05:29:20 AM »
Looks like a dial unit for an Autodial 201 (Tape Callmaker)

http://www.britishtelephones.com/auto201.htm

The US version, Magicall, is discussed here

http://www.sundance-communications.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/ubb/get_topic/f/32/t/000078.html

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Re: It's a dial, but no phone...
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2012, 05:53:36 AM »
Doesn't the dial opal look a bit large for GPO, and look at the girth of the cord on it!

Just looks to me like someone's flipped the dial card or put in a piece of blank paper, making it look larger than it is... :)

And I still think that autodialler looks like a Hoover Junior...


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Re: It's a dial, but no phone...
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2012, 11:00:38 AM »
Looks like a dial unit for an Autodial 201 (Tape Callmaker)

http://www.britishtelephones.com/auto201.htm

The US version, Magicall, is discussed here

http://www.sundance-communications.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/ubb/get_topic/f/32/t/000078.html

That will be exactly what it is Owain, thank you.
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Offline Owain

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Re: It's a dial, but no phone...
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2012, 11:05:12 AM »
Looks like a dial unit for an Autodial 201 (Tape Callmaker)

http://www.britishtelephones.com/auto201.htm

The US version, Magicall, is discussed here

http://www.sundance-communications.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/ubb/get_topic/f/32/t/000078.html

That will be exactly what it is Owain, thank you.

so now all you need to do is set up an ebay email alert for the Callmaker :-)

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Re: It's a dial, but no phone...
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2012, 04:09:44 PM »
Looks like a dial unit for an Autodial 201 (Tape Callmaker)

http://www.britishtelephones.com/auto201.htm

The US version, Magicall, is discussed here

http://www.sundance-communications.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/ubb/get_topic/f/32/t/000078.html

That will be exactly what it is Owain, thank you.

so now all you need to do is set up an ebay email alert for the Callmaker :-)

Either that or I will just leave it as a table ornament to confuse people!

2CV - I need to get one of those vacuum cleaners and insert a dial on the face, talk about table lamps....
« Last Edit: May 13, 2012, 04:11:58 PM by gpo706 »
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Re: It's a dial, but no phone...
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2012, 06:04:33 PM »
2CV - I need to get one of those vacuum cleaners and insert a dial on the face, talk about table lamps....

I'm sure someone's made a standard lamp out of a vacuum cleaner... :D