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Offline LarryInMichigan

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French PTT24 "Dumpy" Phone
« on: May 31, 2012, 03:57:16 PM »
I just bought a French PTT24 "Dumpy" phone from a craigslist seller.  The price was $50 plus $15 for shipping.  I sure hope that it arrives safely.  I am assuming that these phones require a subset.  Any information about this phone would be appreciated.

Thank You

Larry

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Offline rdelius

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Re: French PTT24 "Dumpy" Phone
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2012, 08:00:39 PM »
No subset required.Has Ind coil. You will need a ringer though.The WE prototype that evolver into the E1 handset was almost identical to the french one

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Re: French PTT24 "Dumpy" Phone
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2012, 08:54:32 PM »
Pretty cool phone. One of our european members familiar with Erricsson will probably chime on it. In the meantime I just saw this on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/251075361748
Looks pretty similar to yours.
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: French PTT24 "Dumpy" Phone
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2012, 09:51:28 PM »
I saw that phone on ebay.  It looks to be in better condition, but with a later style handset.  There was also another on on ebay earlier today.  I do not know what happened with it.

The seller has told me that it is packaged and waiting to be dropped at UPS.  He prefers to use UPS instead of the USPS.

Larry

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: French PTT24 "Dumpy" Phone
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2012, 06:53:15 PM »
The phone arrived today, and I am in the process of restoring it.  The bottom is bare metal which used to be covered.  Does anyone know if these were normally covered in felt of suede?

The dial is dated 1964, much later than the other parts.  It looks an awful lot like an AE dial.  Here are some preliminary pictures.

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Re: French PTT24 "Dumpy" Phone
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2012, 10:06:06 AM »
I mostly finished cleaning and reassembling the phone, but it is still waiting for new felt for the bottom.  The phone was obviously spray painted at some point and has the typical dull spray paint type surface and a run on the shaft, so I did some light sanding and polishing to make the surface a bit glossier.  It works well now and dials out properly after cleaning and adjustment of the dial contacts.  There are two rivets of the front which most probably held a metal tag in the past.  There are several different dates o the parts.  The tag on the base reads: "MARCHE DU 18 DECEMBRE 1930", and the tag on the handset reads: "MARCHE DU 21.2.28 LOT No 67".  On the condenser is: "11.33", which I am guessing is the date.  The dial and Ericsson transmitter capsule are much later.  The handset and extra receiver cords are obviously non-factory replacements, and the line cord is a two-conductor brown cloth cord which i took from my box of cords.  The phone arrived without a line cord.  I would like try to find more authentic cords eventually.

This phone is so awkward looking, it is almost comical.

Below are some more pictures.

Larry


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Re: French PTT24 "Dumpy" Phone
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2012, 01:44:27 PM »
Pretty cool phone. One of our european members familiar with Erricsson will probably chime on it. In the meantime I just saw this on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/251075361748
Looks pretty similar to yours.

It has a wrong, German, handset.
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Re: French PTT24 "Dumpy" Phone
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2012, 01:49:39 PM »
I just bought a French PTT24 "Dumpy" phone from a craigslist seller.  The price was $50 plus $15 for shipping.  I sure hope that it arrives safely.  I am assuming that these phones require a subset.  Any information about this phone would be appreciated.

Thank You

Larry



As you can see on this site it came in various shapes:
http://altel.pagesperso-orange.fr/les1924.htm
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Re: French PTT24 "Dumpy" Phone
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2012, 12:37:59 AM »
It has a wrong, German, handset.

Some events between '39 and '45 may have had something to do with that....... :D

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Re: French PTT24 "Dumpy" Phone
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2012, 01:14:08 AM »
>and the tag on the handset reads: "MARCHE DU 21.2.28 LOT No 67".

Don't sound German to me
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: French PTT24 "Dumpy" Phone
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2012, 07:34:05 AM »
>and the tag on the handset reads: "MARCHE DU 21.2.28 LOT No 67".

Don't sound German to me

That tag is on my handset.  teka-bb was referring to the expensive phone on ebay.

Larry

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: French PTT24 "Dumpy" Phone
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2012, 05:56:30 PM »
I noticed this: ebay link on ebay today.  I think that I can guess where this phone design got its inspiration.

Larry