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Take a peek inside the Tool Case...

Started by FABphones, February 22, 2018, 09:57:27 AM

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FABphones

British Telecom - B.T. (formerly G.P.O.).

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twocvbloke

So far I only have an 80s BT Krone IDC tool and 286A linesman phone (well, there's also a Pye-TMC 1705 linesman phone too, but that's not official GPO hardware)... :)

AL_as_needed

That multi-meter looks a bit familiar .... Hmmmm....  :D
AL

FABphones

Quote from: twocvbloke on February 22, 2018, 11:52:51 AM
So far I only have an 80s BT Krone IDC tool and 286A linesman phone...

I think I've seen two versions of those, the 2nd is an updated version and is meant to be better performance wise (according to it's manual), and I like the look of it better too. Nice large BT logo. Have you managed to set your 286A up to test any of your pulse phones?
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twocvbloke

Quote from: FABphones on January 19, 2019, 04:46:41 AMHave you managed to set your 286A up to test any of your pulse phones?

I've used it to test most of my phones on arrival, usually just transmission, reception & ringing of the new arrivals, dialling is tested by other means (Panasonic 308 or 616 systems)... :)

FABphones

The BT engineer toolcase got a tidy up this week, along with the Tribbles (phones  ;D).

I think there is just about every GPO/BT issued tool I need in here now. Nothing left to search for.
Thank goodness - no room left. :)

Photos of first and second inner compartments.
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Pourme

Very nice, Fab....impressive!

Benny
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twocvbloke

These days they just toss their tools into a canvas bag without any thought...  ;D

HarrySmith

Nice collection!
I am guessing most of these used to be Mr. Fab's tools?
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FABphones

Quote from: HarrySmith on January 31, 2019, 03:26:18 PM
Nice collection!
I am guessing most of these used to be Mr. Fab's tools?

Not a single one.....    ;)
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HarrySmith

OK, that must have taken a lot of searching to find all that. Nice work!
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Doug Rose

Seeing this post and went looking for my "B" Box. A little dusty as is been 25 years since I was a tech on the road....but here it is.

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FABphones

#13
I thought I had just about everything in this tool case, but the search was on for various pliers, and after a few weeks hunting, found just what was needed. Each date stamped various years throughout 1950's, also stamped GPO.

A couple of items were found in the loft space......

......and a couple of screwdrivers had wandered off some years ago into the general toolboxes, I didn't even know they were there, so sneakily retrieved those to rejoin their cousins after much time apart.

So here is the latest 'Inside the Tool Case' pic.

 :)
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HarrySmith

NICE! It looks to be just about complete, is it?
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