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Started by Etienne, December 21, 2021, 04:21:44 PM

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Scans of french dial cards, 1927-1980's
1 square = 0,5 cm.
First card, as far as I know, is the first PTT standard type (since 1927)

Second card is later, but for the same old style dial.


I found this one on an unidentified test set. Do you have any idea about it, except that it must be from the named region?


Post-war cards, for clear plastic fingerwheels.

First ones are printed on aluminium. Also existed on card. Later, the second side bare no numbers- cf 3rd picture.
Last ones are for S63, rotary and keypad. 2nd side also without numbers.

Could anyone make a scan of the early "Lille-Tourcoing" dial cards?


WOW! Thank you, Coutryman! You were faster than my question!
Lille, Tourcoing and Roubaix are very close from another. I suppose it was to switch directly to the named exchanges.
"1932: mise en service de l'agglomération Lille-Roubaix-Tourcoing en R6N1."
"1932: The urban area Lille-Roubaix-Tourcoing is equipped with R6N1"
R6N1 was a hybrid of Rotary and Strowger exchange, french patent 1926, designed for medium-sized cities.
In fact, first Lille-Boitelle, 12.XI.1932, as an experiment. This could explain why this particular card was designed. As to what it is doing on such a handset, I really have no idea.


Here's the original scan. The picture above was "photoshopped" (improved) a little for reproduction.
Possibly the handset was put together for personal use as a test set, or as a show piece already. I don't know. One of my more mysterious items.


I found this one today. It was hidden behind a cheap ugly inkjet repro.
For SNCF (french national railway company) phones.
Printed on one side only.