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Offline dhilarious

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what phone is this?
« on: July 13, 2012, 05:31:10 PM »
anyone ever see this? I havent, but then again I have not seen the new taco bell doritos taco either.  I just bought another collection and this came with it.



On the inside is a subset box, looks like a 685 subet on the outside is a dial.

Maybe its was a technician testing tool?  Maybe someone made a frankenphone?


Offline paul-f

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Re: what phone is this?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2012, 06:51:57 PM »
It's always interesting to see items like this.

Side, back and interior views might help us identify it.

How is the dial held on?  It looks like it's off-center.  Was that needed to avoid components inside?
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Offline dhilarious

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Re: what phone is this?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2012, 07:13:26 PM »
I have no idea, this pic was sent to me, its part of a collection I just bought.  I will have another 40 phones mid next week that one was part of it.


Offline gpo706

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Re: what phone is this?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2012, 07:50:05 PM »
OK I'll take a guess - it's a desk top remote dial for a switchboard or something, hence the elevated dial?

A bit like this for an autodialler control dial?

« Last Edit: July 13, 2012, 07:53:24 PM by gpo706 »
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: what phone is this?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2012, 07:54:44 PM »
For what it's worth, the finger stop is the type that was used on switchboard dials.

How do you keep finding these collections?  The only collections I find for sale are the type on craigslist consisting of a WE 500 and five or six worthless phones which the seller insists are worth hundreds.


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Offline dhilarious

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Re: what phone is this?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2012, 09:43:56 PM »
OK I'll take a guess - it's a desk top remote dial for a switchboard or something, hence the elevated dial?

A bit like this for an autodialler control dial?



The case that that dial is in has a subset in it and ringer..  Its still odd.