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The Ericofon by LM Ericsson.

The Ericofon by LM Ericsson.

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One of my other interests is telephones and I make no apologies for showing the Ericofon here, after all I obtained my first one in the 60s. They first saw light in 1954 and were made in several types for the world markets, this one was sold in The States and made by North Electric of Ohio. The color is Sahara ( beige ) next photo shows the dial, for more info check out Ericofon.com a very good site.

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Manufacturer:LM Ericsson
Model Reference:Model made in USA

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Lights are awesome! :)


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Nov 12, 2019 at 08:59 AM Author: fluorescent lover 40
Cool!

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Mainly the electrical side of things


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Nov 12, 2019 at 09:21 AM Author: sox35
I have always wanted one of these, but I've never seen one in the flesh apart from one that they have in the Science Museum in London. They come up on eBay from time to time, but always way out of my price range

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Nov 12, 2019 at 01:10 PM Author: Edmund Ironside

I have always wanted one of these, but I've never seen one in the flesh apart from one that they have in the Science Museum in London. They come up on eBay from time to time, but always way out of my price range


These are as common as dirt here in Sweden. A used one cost about 30$ (300kr). You can get one on Tradera, the Swedish EBay, just find a seller willing to ship internationally.

They are nice but most of them are made for pulse dialing operation and not DTMF making them quite hard to use with most modern ATA's. You really need a very specific older one or a real PSTN phone line if you are going to use one.

They do also usually need quite a lot of maintenance, and they are a little tricky to service. Usually need a new rubber foot, rotary dial oiling and a new earpiece.

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Nov 12, 2019 at 02:12 PM Author: sox35
Thanks, I'll have a look. No problem with pulse dialling, I have units that will do the conversion to DTMF, see here.

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Nov 12, 2019 at 02:41 PM Author: Edmund Ironside

Thanks, I'll have a look. No problem with pulse dialling, I have units that will do the conversion to DTMF, see here.


There you have a link to the category on tradera, there you can pick pretty much any model and any color you like, even some of the later 70's models available right now. They are usually quite expensive.

https://www.tradera.com/kobratelefon-ericofon-c3_302016

These are called "Kobratelefon(er)" in Swedish, i dont think i have to do much translating on that!

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Nov 13, 2019 at 04:30 AM Author: boiler1011
Those are cool phones! My childhood best friend's parents had on in their bedroom. I always liked using it and thought the rotary dialer was fun and different. I grew up in the early 90's, so we had since transitioned from rotary dialing.
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Nov 14, 2019 at 05:03 AM Author: migette1
Hi amazed this brought so much interest, I will accasionly put up other items from my collection be it phones radios barometers and of lamps.Thanks.

Interested in the history of electric lighting and incandescent in particular and neon glow lamps.

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Nov 15, 2019 at 05:45 AM Author: migette1
Before you buy. Check out Etsy they list loads of phones from around the world and Ericofons, most will work, the dial may have strange characters such as the ones from Denmark but if the numbers are shown 1-0 your ok but the ones for Swedon the 1 is replaced with 0 and 9 replaced by 0. The dial is normal so you would have to makesyre you dial correct....hope this makes sense.

Interested in the history of electric lighting and incandescent in particular and neon glow lamps.

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