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Old 13th Sep 2018, 4:24 pm   #1
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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?
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Old 13th Sep 2018, 6:57 pm   #2
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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.

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Old 13th Sep 2018, 10:33 pm   #3
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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.
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 2:28 pm   #4
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Handset and cradle looks very much like an Ericsson.
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Old 15th Sep 2018, 12:37 pm   #5
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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
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 12:37 am   #6
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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!

http://www.postamuzeum.hu/en 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.

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