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Offline FABphones

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Handset ID ???
« on: February 11, 2021, 10:22:53 AM »
Can anyone ID this handset?
Seller says it is Bakelite. It is one of a bundle alongside Northern and AE.

ETA: Additional photos.


Thanks. :)
« Last Edit: February 11, 2021, 10:28:53 AM by FABphones »
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Offline Babybearjs

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Re: Handset ID ???
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2021, 11:05:04 AM »
could be an early Kellogg handset, but the earpiece is different, so it may be european....
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Re: Handset ID ???
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2021, 12:07:44 PM »
That would be my guess as  well.

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Handset ID ???
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2021, 12:45:15 PM »
The way the cord enters and the shapes of the transmitter and receiver caps look British to me.

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Offline Jack Ryan

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Re: Handset ID ???
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2021, 06:33:51 PM »
There are two possibilities I can think of at the moment:
  • Australian 400 series handset
  • Indian 600 series handset

I think it is the former.

Jack

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Handset ID ???
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2021, 07:46:04 PM »
There are two possibilities I can think of at the moment:
  • Australian 400 series handset
  • Indian 600 series handset

I think it is the former.

Jack



That post rattled my memory.  I thought that the handset looked familiar.  I have that handset on my Australian PMG 300AT (forum link).

Larry

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Re: Handset ID ???
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2021, 08:48:23 PM »

That post rattled my memory.  I thought that the handset looked familiar.  I have that handset on my Australian PMG 300AT (forum link).

Larry

That's not the correct handset for a 300AT, it should be on a 400AT.

Jack

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Re: Handset ID ???
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2021, 09:19:20 AM »
The GEC/ETL 1000 type used that style of handset - https://www.britishtelephones.com/ericsson/1000type.htm
The one I have is marked 'GEC' but I can't tell if the one in the photo is marked.
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Offline Jack Ryan

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Re: Handset ID ???
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2021, 06:57:43 PM »
The GEC/ETL 1000 type used that style of handset - https://www.britishtelephones.com/ericsson/1000type.htm
The one I have is marked 'GEC' but I can't tell if the one in the photo is marked.
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The PMG 400 and ITI 600 handsets are derivatives of the GEC handset. Ericsson used their own handset on their 1000 series.

This one is probably the GEC handset after all.

Jack

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Re: Handset ID ???
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2021, 03:15:12 AM »
Thanks guys. Good news, as needed one of those.   :)
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