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Offline Mr. Bones

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What is it? -> GTE ATC Phone Insides
« on: May 26, 2013, 05:03:42 PM »
Good afternoon, and Happy Sunday to all!

     I got this item in a box of phone parts, yesterday, and I was hoping that somebody could identify its origin, and purpose...

     Thanks, in advance!

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Offline poplar1

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Re: GTE What is it?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013, 05:09:55 PM »
This appears to be the kit that was installed by the phone company in customer-owned ATC or Decotel housings such as Mickey Mouse phones. You owned the shell but had to lease the parts.
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Re: GTE What is it?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013, 07:32:11 PM »
Probably for the ATC/Decotel cradlephone. The switch hook is from An AE Styleline base.

Terry
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Re: GTE What is it?
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2018, 03:34:21 PM »
Probably for the ATC/Decotel cradlephone. The switch hook is from An AE Styleline base.

Terry

Yes, this is GTE's cradle phone kit, more specifically the Automatic Electric version. There supposedly was a Stromberg Carlson version, but IIRC that version also used an Automatic Electric Dial.

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Re: What is it? -> GTE ATC Phone Insides
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2018, 05:21:13 PM »
One of our members just posted about a phone he got for free missing the internals. I cannot find the thread but he scrounged up various parts for it, this part probably would have been perfect for that one!
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Re: What is it? -> GTE ATC Phone Insides
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2018, 06:45:18 PM »
Just goes to show what a good data base of info this forum is. The question was asked in 2013 by Mr. Bones and now we have the definitive answer. I must have been in a hurry then as I should also have pointed out that the network is an AE80/90 type network.

Has anyone heard from Mr. Bones lately? I miss him here!

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Re: What is it? -> GTE ATC Phone Insides
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2018, 06:51:44 PM »
I must have been on vacation in 2013.  ;)

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