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Re: Countryman's phone collection
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2020, 07:26:44 AM »
Deutsche Telekom - Fernsig Caleidofon, 1993. Designed by "Frog design".

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23021.msg231375#msg231375

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« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2020, 07:54:40 AM »
Deutsche Telekom Fernsig Caleidofon, 1993. Designed by "Frog design".

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23021.msg231375#msg231375

Now that is a very unique phone. I have never seen one before. Nice collection.
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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2020, 08:02:22 AM »
Thanks Duffy  :)

French U43. I glued the crack later and it does not look as bad any more.



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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2020, 08:58:22 AM »
Italian SIP - Siemens Auso "Grillo". The world's first flip phone. Unique dial: Push button and turn around. Pushed down button will act as a finger stop. The buzzer sounding like a cricket (grillo) is in the wall plug!
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Re: Countryman's phone collection
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2020, 09:13:46 AM »
Danish Jydsk Telefon Aktieselskab - A/S Emil Møllers Telefonfabrikker model 1914 magneto desk phone
Frequently found on the Euro antique market. The decorations are original.
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=20894.0






Last pic by courtesy of DSK
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Re: Countryman's phone collection
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2020, 09:25:21 AM »
Siemens & Halske dial pulse plotter. It has helped me to adjust some dials since I found it. The paper slips are hard to find, so I use the rolls that came with it sparingly.
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« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2020, 09:38:32 AM »
Swedish Televerket BC 311 intermediate phone.
That one gave me fits. I set it to the side after I got the dial going and stripped off the white paint, restoring the original black. I even found a ringer and terminal board to fill the lower compartment. I'll see when I feel up to the task of replicating the VERY unusual wiring. Might turn out as a fun project if it finally works...
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« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2020, 09:48:41 AM »
The Trommelwähler. Siemens & Halske re-invented the wheel in the early 1950ies - well, almost. The Deutsche Bundespost was not convinced about it. And so the concept soon faded into oblivion. With a more effortless operation it could have made it. In fact you can dial fast with it. But then push buttons appeared.
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« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2020, 10:22:21 AM »
Belgian RTT Ateaphone 1928. Made 1938, refurbished 1956. One of my real favourites! Simple, yet elegant design. Compact and light weight, built straightforward and repair friendly. Made from rugged, unbreakable, yet inexpensive materials. With a dial that stood the test of time already in 1928 and was made for many more decades. This phone was ahead of most competitors, wasn't it?
I'm really glad I bought this rusty crap pile. With FABphone's green cords it turned out so nice.
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« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2020, 10:32:19 AM »
Super call 2000 deluxe early cordless phone. In working condition, minus the battery pack. Illegal to use in Germany to begin with  8)
I could not find out anything about a possible manufacturer, or  a second phone of the same type.
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« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2020, 10:45:16 AM »
German RTV - Wilhelm Dauernheim ZBSA 24 - 1925
It came painted over and with an almost nice, yet wrong handset. The innards were complete minus the ringer gongs. I found a makeshift replacement for them. I also stripped the paint, repainted and found a more correct handset.
Wilhelm Dauernheim (of Berlin) is a rare manufacturer of this German standard phone.
Rewinding the shorted out induction coil was a fun job.
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23394.msg234506#msg234506
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Re: Countryman's phone collection
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2020, 11:34:43 AM »
Incredibly soon after the ZBSA 24 I found this
Fuld "Postmodell", Fuld's answer to the official German 1919 model.
It is labelled GEFAT - Hamburg, a Fuld affiliated company. The phone was painted red. Stripping was a nasty job. The original paintwork could be salvaged though. It has a rare early Fuld "Type 3-A" dial. Unfortunately most innards were missing and were replaced by the PCB of a plastic phone. I removed that eyesore and made an attempt of a more acceptable reconstruction.





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Re: Countryman's phone collection
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2020, 11:47:26 AM »
British GPO 312. Well kept and complete minus a huge crack on the right hand side  :-\
I gave my best to fix it.
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« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2020, 11:53:08 AM »
Austrian "W48" - same name as it's German counterpart, but a different beast.
This one was as badly shot as the GPO 312 above. Fun repair job. Here it is with a German handset, I've found the original one meanwhile.

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