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Vlado227 13th Sep 2018 4:24 pm

Mystery telephone
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Hello everyone. I am new to this forum and need your help. I am going to buy this telephone but I know nothing about it. Can someone maybe tell me who the manufacturer is and try to date it? It has a palte at the front mared with MC. Also, I cannot figure out if there is supposed to be an external beel for this telephone or is it built in?
Thank you

dagskarlsen 13th Sep 2018 6:57 pm

Re: Mystery telephone
Hi and welcome!
Never seen that one, but the handset are probably from before 1930. When you get it I would like to see more pictures from what's inside.


Herald1360 13th Sep 2018 10:33 pm

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Doesn't look like there's room for any internal bell set.

Is the mouthpiece missing from the microphone end of the handset? Looks like there ought to be a right angled trumpet of some sort on that circular hole.

Euros1951 14th Sep 2018 2:28 pm

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Handset and cradle looks very much like an Ericsson.

Vlado227 15th Sep 2018 12:37 pm

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Thank you very much for your answers. You are right Herald, the mouthpiece is indeed missing. The handset to me seems quite common for that era, as I have seen it on many telephones. The cradle shows similarities to the one Euros1951 posted but not quite identical. Seems that it really is an unique telephone

midshires 16th Sep 2018 12:37 am

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M probably stands for Magyar (Hungary) and Ericsson had a joint venture factory in Budapest.

The dial looks German but the telephone does not! is the website of the Budapest Telecomms Museum, and somewhere on this they have a full set of circuit diagrams of old telephones. But it's past my bedtime, so you'll have to do some searching yourself.

Good luck,
Andy E.

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