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    Posted 9 years ago

    dccandy
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    I know nothing about this telephone other than it is marked Stromberg Carlson, can anyone tell me about this, maybe it's a phone test unit?

    I have added another picture, no other markings but one part inside is marked West Test Set, Automatic Elec. Co.

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    1. Hoppa, 9 years ago
      Will you post some more pictures like wooden box closed. Is there anything marked other than Stromberg Carlson?
    2. yardsaledave, 9 years ago
      Anything marked on it that would indicate it might be US field telephone?
    3. dccandy, 9 years ago
      I have added another picture, no other markings but one part inside is marked West Test Set, Automatic Elec. Co.
    4. dccandy, 9 years ago
      I also have the crank with it, my son just found it in the box! Yeah!
    5. dccandy, 9 years ago
      Also box is imprinted in wood the number 843 and 1094868
    6. Kollector Kollector, 2 months ago
      I believe that is is a portable telephone tester. If it has a crank on it it could have been used when the telephones were party lines. It would be able to make calls to test a persons phone lines when a phone line was down. Does it have a set if long leads.
      It would have to be connected to the telephone line at the pole
      SWBell used a similiar test that was very compact . It had a set of clips that could be clipped on the black leadings to any house and it had a rotating dial. It could monitor or check the line to the exchange. It could also monitor a conversation on a line using the mute switch. Those landline twin wire system are still used in the country. Now everyone has a smart phone.
    7. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 2 months ago
      commonly called a lineman test set

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