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Countryman's phone collection
« on: May 12, 2020, 03:08:27 AM »
I eventually create a thread for my collection. I'll use it mostly to gather photos I already posted in other threads for easier access.
In case of inquiries or suggestions please use the links given in most topics.

Let's start with an early find (found in a trash pile around 1985 when I was 18). It was damaged and missing innards, which I improvised back then. The phone is still in that condition, except I bought a new repro cord and "transistorized" the transmitter.
West German "Deutsche Bundespost" W48 in ivory, Krone baseplate with Richard Bosse cap

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Re: Countryman's phone collection
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2020, 03:15:02 AM »
Swedish Telverket Ericsson DBH 15X22




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Re: Countryman's phone collection
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2020, 03:24:57 AM »
West German Bundespost Hagenuk W28 (remanufactured by Hagenuk Kiel from partially older components post WWII)








W28 wall version:

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Re: Countryman's phone collection
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2020, 03:44:46 AM »
A couple lineman's handsets
-West German Bundespost Elmeg Edition 1 (~1952 - 1979)



-Elmeg Edition 2 (~1979 - 1985). Both "Elmeg" sets strongly resemble the WE 1011 and were probably built under license and/or with imported US parts.




-Polish RWT buttset






Unidentified French buttset. All that is known is that it was pre-owned by H. Mende  :)
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Re: Countryman's phone collection
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2020, 03:55:45 AM »
French PTT Thomson-Houston Model 1924





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Re: Countryman's phone collection
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2020, 04:01:25 AM »
Grammont "Type 24" fragment -more or less an empty shell with a BTMC 7002 B dial. I made attemps to complete the phone but did not get very far with it yet.
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=22739.msg228704#msg228704











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Re: Countryman's phone collection
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2020, 04:11:27 AM »
Atea "Belgian kettle" copperized and refurbished for the antique market. Purchased on such a market in the early 1980ies...
Parts may be mixed from more than one model on this one.








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Re: Countryman's phone collection
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2020, 04:24:43 AM »
Heemaf model 1955 phone with reversed New Zealand / Oslo dial. Possibly pre-used in a military environment.












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Re: Countryman's phone collection
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2020, 04:48:35 AM »
Fuld / TN Frankfurt -the Bauhaus phone-
catalog number 78201 - NS 311, a model for a "Duplex" system with DC buzzer
received in rough condition:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=11821.15


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Re: Countryman's phone collection
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2020, 06:52:27 AM »
Pair of sound powered Fernsig / Funke & Huster howl call mine telephones

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Re: Countryman's phone collection
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2020, 07:05:22 AM »
Western Electric 302 - H1 1949, Tenite
Cords not original

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Re: Countryman's phone collection
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2020, 07:11:59 AM »
Nice collection! Those mine howler phones are really different. That copper kettle phone appears to have an AE dial. Is that correct? You need the proper cords for that 302! Next time I have a package going across the pond I will have to see about that.
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Re: Countryman's phone collection
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2020, 07:14:30 AM »
Thanks Harry  :)
When the crisis is over I might have a friend who is over in Florida at least once a year. I might ask him to receive and pick up stuff for me  :)
The belgian ATEA in fact was affiliated with AE and shared the dial design.


West German Bundespost - Siemens & Halske FeTap 611-2
I grew up with this phone.
I also have a green one.



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Re: Countryman's phone collection
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2020, 07:21:33 AM »
Swiss PTT  - Zellweger Model 50 from 1973 in two tone grey. Equipped with a high frequency filter for operation with radio over telephone cable (Swiss Telefonrundspruch)

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