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Old call system #193944 04/30/10 01:49 PM
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poorboy Offline OP
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Looked at a job today in a house built in 1857. This system

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Which looks like this up close

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is activated in each bedroom and the library by a button like this

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The wiring in the basement has some old labels on it...looks like it was written in fountain pen

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New owner would like this antique to work. I'll keep you posted on what I find


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Re: Old call system [Re: poorboy] #193951 04/30/10 10:52 PM
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Just cause I'm curious...what's with the spray paint?

BTW, nice call system.


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Re: Old call system [Re: HotLine1] #193955 05/01/10 03:35 AM
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Tesla Offline
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What's with the Clockwork-Orange paint scheme?

And I've never seen the compass point information scheme.

Was this some sort of butler call center?

It looks so 'My Fair Lady.'

Is this from a classic gentlemen's club?

Last edited by Tesla; 05/01/10 03:37 AM.

Tesla
Re: Old call system [Re: Tesla] #193960 05/01/10 12:11 PM
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Was the house hit by "taggers", better described as vandals? mad

Re: Old call system [Re: NORCAL] #194294 05/22/10 01:58 AM
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derek_anthony Offline
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i like that system too

Re: Old call system [Re: derek_anthony] #196261 09/22/10 12:36 PM
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I came across a old "couch telephones" system, in Oaklands lake merritt area, that had a system from each room like this one call and door release buttons still work, ten unit bldg had individual twisted pair run to unit above garage, under slab, so the garage I'm sure was used as the butlers quarters, must have been a hotel or a inn....

Re: Old call system [Re: crselectric] #196265 09/22/10 01:48 PM
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Rats the pictures don't show up. Darn security settings.


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