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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Now I know this is a phone but does anybody know what it might have been used for it is a very heavy not sure if it's just a public phone or if it's for electricity company or what

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    1. Alleycat1, 2 years ago
      looks like an emergence phone for a tunnel ...put it back //..nice score
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      Yes, some variety of 'industrial telephone' probably for use in some kind of facility like a tunnel, mine, factory, manhole, and/or someplace bordering on a 'hazardous location'. (but it doesn't necessarily look "sparkproof", though?) Depending on what sort of latch/lock holds its lid closed might suggest whether it was intended to be accessed by 'anybody in the wrong place/time', vs. 'authorized personnel only'...??

      I think that version of the Northern Telecom logo was used in the 1980's-90's or so, if not still currently...??
    3. lptools, 2 years ago
      Loading dock phone? Would be used to call the customer inside the building by the delivery driver??
    4. ontphonetech ontphonetech, 2 years ago
      This phone is commonly seen outside of most Central Office locations. Ii has been called the "Explosion Telephone". Since it has a water proof shell its been used as pool phones and industrial locations more often.

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