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Old 21st Feb 2019, 12:01 am   #1
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Default Can anyone identify this autodialler ?

I think that's what it is, the white panel with the keypad in the middle of the photo. It was taken in the early 1980s so possibly an early product of British telephone deregulation. Thankyou.
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 3:47 pm   #2
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I recognise it.
My good friend Gerald G4HAL had a small radio and TV repair business immediately opposite where I lived, and one day he had a visit from someone from the PO, who asked if he would like to try out their "latest piece of kit".

He opted to have it mounted on the wall next to his 701 phone. A black box had to be installed on the exchange frame to convert the DTMF from the dallier back to LD.
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Old 21st Feb 2019, 5:40 pm   #3
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Thankyou rambo. Do you happen to know the model name or part number please ?
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Autodial 106 / TD Callmaker?

http://www.britishtelephones.com/auto106.htm

Trailed in early 1979 and available on rental terms only. Introduced in 1979.

The US version is discussed here

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/f...?topic=16031.0
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In that case it couldn't be the one I remember, because it was DTMF capable.
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 12:04 pm   #6
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Thankyou OscarFoxtrot. That's the one.
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 12:23 pm   #7
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In that case it couldn't be the one I remember, because it was DTMF capable.
Although only the LD version of the Autodial 106 appears on Bob Freshwater's site, was a DTMF version brought out later?
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In that case it couldn't be the one I remember, because it was DTMF capable.
Perhaps it was a US DTMF-only version for evaluation, then the GPO brought out an LD version for UK use?
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Perhaps it was a US DTMF-only version for evaluation, then the GPO brought out an LD version for UK use?
Possibly, but I suspect it was about DTMF signalling itself, as much as the dallier, as this was years before the exchange was modernised, and a converter had to be installed on the MDF. Perhaps they selected subscribers with various line-lengths for the trial?

Whatever it was, the styling was very similar to the one pictured,
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