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TOUCH TONE  » P R I N C E S S «        WesternElectric / USA (1965)
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                                                       Model 2702BM

The  »PRINCESS«  was designed  to fit  on a  bedside table.  It has
a night light feature ( illuminated keyboard ), but the 6.3 V light
bulb requires an  EXTERNAL TRANSFORMER,  plugged into an outlet.
The  LIGHT-BULB  sits in a HOLDER and is accessable from the bottom
by the turn of a penny ...

            

There is an  ON/OFF switch  for the lamp on the  back side  and the
ringer volume  can be dimmed  with a switch  on the bottom side.

2nd picture:  There was a  silver  hand-set-cover  available for it.

In 1959 the DIAL Model »PRINCESS« was introduced by BELL SYSTEM ...

      Have a look at the ROTARY DIAL VERSION ...

Henry Dreyfuss (1904-1972), a celebrated  industrial designer, gave
the 302, 500, PRINCESS  & TRIMLINE their style - He also designed
JohnDeere tractors, Hoover vacuum cleaners, and streamlined trains.

      Historical Remarks ...

The LETTERS ON THE DIALER are for  MEMORIZING TELEPHONE NUMBERS ...
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      1             4 = G H I     7 = P R S     0 = Operator
      2 = A B C     5 = J K L     8 = T U V
      3 = D E F     6 = M N O     9 = W X Y

REMARK TO RESTORATION:
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The 1965 PRINCESS  has the same keyboard as the "Red Telephone" ...

If you got a touch tone telephone and all is working well (eg. bell,
communication) except the KEYBOARD doesn't react, TRY THIS: The KBD
is sensitive  to the polarity of the incomming wires.  Exchange the
wires ( RED, GREEN ) either in the outlet, or in the telephone.

impressum:
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© C.HAMANN    http://public.beuth-hochschule.de/~hamann    11/11/09