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TRIMLINE  DIAL  TELEPHONE

   

» T R I M L I N E «  DIAL  TELEPHONE    WesternElectric / USA (1965)
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       ... Works well today too - especially when the power is off !

R E M A R K (1):  The BUTTON breaks the line for an additional call.

R E M A R K (2):  To make the  DIAL SMALLER,  there is no  "Spatium"
between 0 and 1.  There is a  T R I C K :  To have the "RunWay", the
HOOK is moving when dialing!

R E M A R K (3):  It has a  NIGHT LIGHT FEATURE ( illuminated dial )
but the  6.3 Volt  LIGHT BULB  requires an  EXTERNAL TRANSFORMER  -
the same principle as for the   »PRINCESS«   Telephone,  but with  a
D I F F E R E N T  LIGHT BULB ...

   

The picture above shows the DETAIL of the  »TOUCH TONE TRIMLINE« ...
The Light Bulb & Holder ( after removing Cover-Plate & Reflector ).

R E M A R K (4):  The next »LED« VERSION (9-82) has a LED installed
instead of a light bulb and powered direct by the telephone line ...

   

... »LED« is shown under the dialer when turned ...

             

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.

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

               Have a look at a TOUCH TONE Version
                    Historical Remarks ...
impressum:
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© C.HAMANN    http://public.beuth-hochschule.de/~hamann     10/10/07