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#193944 - 04/30/10 01:49 PM Old call system  
poorboy  Offline
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Joined: Jun 2005
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Central Maine
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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#193951 - 04/30/10 10:52 PM Re: Old call system [Re: poorboy]  
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Just cause I'm curious...what's with the spray paint?

BTW, nice call system.


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#193955 - 05/01/10 03:35 AM Re: Old call system [Re: HotLine1]  
Tesla  Offline
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Sacramento, CA
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

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


#194294 - 05/22/10 01:58 AM Re: Old call system [Re: NORCAL]  
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portland ,oregon
i like that system too


#196261 - 09/22/10 12:36 PM Re: Old call system [Re: derek_anthony]  
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albany, ca
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....


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



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