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Offline FABphones

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Strowger Dial
« on: November 30, 2020, 04:49:16 AM »
I came across this Science Museum Group webpage:
https://collection.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/objects/co33202/strowger-calling-dial-1900-telephone-component

For those of us not lucky enough to own one, it shows a few nice close up images:
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Re: Strowger Dial
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2020, 06:51:31 AM »
Thanks CJ

I'll put these pictures in my Strowger file.

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Re: Strowger Dial
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2020, 11:33:24 AM »
Looks like one used earlier than most, as it has the steerhorn hookswitch without a ball at the end. The dial card is also early. Might be from a strowger "Bullseye" 2 box.
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Re: Strowger Dial
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2020, 04:09:19 PM »
I noticed only 10 digits.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2020, 04:17:17 PM by Duffy »

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Re: Strowger Dial
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2020, 04:15:00 PM »
I noticed the numbers are in reverse...
Doesn't look like it to me. The 1 is still closest to the fingerstop, am I missing something?
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Re: Strowger Dial
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2020, 04:16:46 PM »
Doesn't look like it to me. The 1 is still closest to the fingerstop, am I missing something?

Nope, I must be dyslexic.  :D  I'll correct it.

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Re: Strowger Dial
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2020, 07:01:51 PM »
Looks like one used earlier than most, as it has the steerhorn hookswitch without a ball at the end. The dial card is also early. Might be from a strowger "Bullseye" 2 box.

Only the 1904 model had a steer horn hook with balls at the end. It was also for first model to have 11 finger holes.

The 4 or 5 models before it had pointy horns. The dial pictured looks like the 1901 model which is fairly early - it's the 4th model.


I noticed only 10 digits.

Only the 1904 and 1905 models had 11 finger holes. The models before that had 10 finger holes.

Jack

« Last Edit: November 30, 2020, 07:07:21 PM by Jack Ryan »