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Offline mienaichizu

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Unknown telephone by NEC
« on: March 11, 2013, 10:25:48 AM »
bought this a month ago on a local antique shop. I don't know what is this but probably an intercom

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Re: Unknown telephone by NEC
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 10:55:31 AM »
Usually we use a 10 digit number system, computers may use binary 2 digits, hexadecimal 16 digits or octal system with only 8 digits.  ;) So we choose to go for this is an early digital telephone  ;D

To be serous, I have an Ericsson with 5 buttons, an Antwerp telephone with 10 lines, and Norwegian telephones with 10 and 30 lines. So yes, this is probably an intercom.  No reason for not being able to use it as a an answering telephone.  (If you want)

Are you able to take pictures of the inside, and if it is a diagram there  :D

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Re: Unknown telephone by NEC
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013, 04:31:31 AM »
I have not yet opened the phone. I will take photos once I open it

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Re: Unknown telephone by NEC
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013, 06:12:36 AM »
I have not yet opened the phone. I will take photos once I open it
Looks interesting. Isn't it interesting they skipped the number 5 on the buttons? 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8!

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Re: Unknown telephone by NEC
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2013, 08:38:27 AM »
Maybe this was no 5 in a system of 8?
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Re: Unknown telephone by NEC
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2013, 11:03:34 AM »
Maybe this was no 5 in a system of 8?
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Sounds like as good a reason as any!

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Re: Unknown telephone by NEC
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2013, 10:19:13 PM »
you did also notice that, I also wonder why 5 is skipped

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Re: Unknown telephone by NEC
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2013, 11:57:05 PM »
I agree with dsk.  The buttons are to call a different station.  There's no need for a button to call your own station number.

Interesting housing design.  It should look great when cleaned.
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