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#600318 04/29/16 03:17 AM
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AT&T Comkey?

Could anyone please tell me what system these are from and if the 1020 secondary sets are available?

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John O
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Oh, I feel the Spirit smile

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=att+spirit+phone+system

OMG. I see they actually made black! Most of the ones I've see are that funky shade of smoked ivory (cigarette smoked...)

Carl

If the Spirit moves you, PM me before you do any purchasing. The Spirit is in my list of warehouse reduction/elimination items.

EDIT: Upon further review, I see that this is built on a Spirit frame, but it has a display and less buttons than the 24-button set. I can't seem to find a single reference to 1050 or that AT&T ever made it smile

Maybe it was specific to certain telcos or a one-off experiment that failed?







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For reference, there are (were) two major types of ComKey® telephones.

There was the 714 through 2152 series, based directly on 1A2 tel sets, KSU's, KTU's and 25-pair wiring. These systems used basic 10- and 20-button mechanical sets that had a few enhancements, such as electronic ringing and voice announcement on intercom.

The other type of system, also labelled Comkey, was the invention of the Amtel company who sold their baby to Western Electric. These were wired using 25-pair cable and were KSU-less systems.

The ones in this thread look like Spirit® telephones.


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Actually, it was the 718, 1434 and 2152, but those line/station capacities were only in place due to the number of dial intercom codes. As with many other 1A2-based systems, capacities were only suggestions. Yeah, a few diode tricks were needed to deal with automatic privacy, but I know of at least one 'ComKey 725' system that we maintained.

The same applied to the ComKey 416 system. Although there were technical limits with regard to the number of stations, the biggest limitation was the fact that there were only ten DSS keys for intercom signaling. With fifth line kits, and a traditional cross connect field, one could get mighty creative.


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Right. I meant to type 718. Brain gas.



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