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Re: Physically Protecting The Local Loop Network?

Rich Greenberg (
Wed, 28 Dec 2005 15:51:18 UTC

In article <>, Steven Lichter
<> wrote:

> I had a space saver type of phone (the old black ones with the dial on
> top) installed in a room in my parent's garage and the installer that
> installed it worked on the phone the better part of a day, could not
> get it to work, and had other installers coming by to look at it, he
> came back the next day and got it to work, it needed a special bell
> box to work. When I ordered the phone the rep had no idea what it
> even was, this was in Pacific Telephone area. When I moved out they
> never came and got it, they just left it there. I came and got it one
> day and it lives with my other old phone in my den.

I also had one of those many years ago. I didn't have the bell box
that was normally used with it, so I took an induction coil from
another phone (probably a 300 series) and wired it up. Worked fine.
That was 6 houses and 40+ years ago, and I have no idea where it is

Rich Greenberg Marietta, GA, USA richgr atsign + 1 770 321 6507
Eastern time. N6LRT I speak for myself & my dogs only. VM'er since CP-67
Canines:Val, Red & Shasta (RIP),Red, husky Owner:Chinook-L
Atlanta Siberian Husky Rescue. Asst Owner:Sibernet-L

[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: I had one of those for awhile, but
instead of hunting down a side-ringer I just plugged it in and used
one of the other phones in my house for a ringing signal. It was
easier just listen for a bell ringing somewhere else close by. PAT]

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