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Old 15th Oct 2018, 4:28 pm   #1
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Default BT 776 Telephone

Hi all.
I noticed the above telephone in my local charity shop today. If anyone is interested it's in St.David's Foundation in Caldicot, south Wales.

Thanks
Richard.
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 6:07 pm   #2
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Default Re: BT 776 Telephone

Can be wired to work without external bell as all the transmission components are in the phone.
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 6:10 pm   #3
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Ah right.
Thank you for that information. I'll take another look at it this week.
Thanks again
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 6:14 pm   #4
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Of course, the one thing it won't do stand-alone is to ring on incoming calls.
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 7:26 pm   #5
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It's the more desirable blue version of the BT "Compact".

Worth 15 IMHO even without the bell box.

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Old 15th Oct 2018, 8:49 pm   #6
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Default Re: BT 776 Telephone

You'd just need a 52A junction box for the end of the original line cord to get that working. (Plus a parallel extension bell if desired.)

GPO/PO Telephone 776 (Compact) and Jubilee Compact

Telephone is wired to standard diagram (N876) but modified as follows:-

Telephone No. 776 and Jubilee without Bellset

Remove strap T2 - T3.
Insert strap T1 - T2.
Blue of line cord to T1.
Red of line cord to T4.
White of line cord to T5.
Green of line cord to T6.

http://www.britishtelephones.com/pstconv1.htm#776

http://www.samhallas.co.uk/repositor.../0000/N876.pdf
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 8:48 am   #7
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Hi

I had the jubillee year version, I seem to remember that that one
only came in Balmoral (dark) blue.

I also remember you had to pay quite a lot up front to get one,
although it was still only rented.

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Old 16th Oct 2018, 11:46 am   #8
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Hi all.
Thanks for the replies.

The telephone isn't my cup of tea but I thought someone here might be interested in it, I collect vintage vcrs so I've got enough junk to be sorting out with those. Haha.

The info is much appreciated though, somebody will definitely find that old phone a welcome addition to their collection.

Cheers all
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Old 17th Oct 2018, 3:53 pm   #9
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I have one of those with the shelf attachment - nice colour.
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