TELEPHONE SR 1002


Known as the Contempra this telephone was made by Northern Telecom. The Contempra was sold in the UK by GEC, who supplied BT with this phone.

It was fitted with a Plug No. 505 and was unusual in so much as it had the dial in the middle of the handset.  It could also be mounted on a wall.

Colours: Orange, Brown and Gold

Later on in life the phone was renumbered as the TSR No. 8002 when it was supplied for use with the UK Plug and Socket system.


TELECOMMUNICATIONS INSTRUCTION
B MARKETING COMMERCIAL
4 Facilities and Apparatus
B03l4
Issue 1, Dec 1979

SPECIAL RANGE TELEPHONE (SRT)
CONTEMPRA BY GEC

This instruction deals with the physical description, field of use, title and identification of the telephone.

DESCRIPTION
The Contempra is a two piece telephone of modern design with a rotary dial incorporated into the handset.  The dial is of smaller diameter than usual and the finger stop is designed to move during use in order to give the required rotary travel.  The switch hook is in the main body of the telephone, with a second one in the handset to enable calls to be made without replacing the handset. A button located in the main body under the handset is for shared service use. An internal bell is fitted with a user adjustable volume control located at the side of the base. Colours available are Brown, Gold and Orange.  The telephone is supplied fitted with a five way cord, three metres long when fully extended, terminated with a Plug No. 505.  Alternative cords cannot be provided.  This telephone has two number information labels. The telephone number label is placed on the main body of the telephone and the service information on the handset, both are 44 mm x 10 mm.

DIMENSIONS
Height 85 mm, Width 140 mm, Depth 235 mm, Weight 1110 gms.

FIELD OF USE
Type A: Exclusive and shared exchange lines, PBX extensions without recall facility, and main stations and extensions of Plans 1A and 4 including Plan 1A off 1A.

IDENTIFICATION AND TITLE
The marketing title is Contempra by GEC and will be used in all advertising and publicity material for the telephone and in contacts with the general public.  The PO engineering title is Telephone SR1002A.  Post Office ownership can be confirmed against the appearance of this number, the year of manufacture, and the words ‘Post Office Property’ which are marked on the base.

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See also Telephone SR8002

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How to wire your Telephone SR1002 to make it work on Plug and Socket

 

 

The pictures show the later model which can be identified by the new style light grey coloured cord and plug.

 

   
   
 

To remove the case

  1. Remove the dial label, by using a pin or other object, that can locate in the small hole. Push the label towards the middle of the phone, until the label bows upwards.  Then flick out with a fingernail.
  2. Slacken the screw that will be found under the dial label.
  3. Lift the front of the case upwards to an angle of around 45 degrees and then pull towards you to dislocate the lugs at the rear of the case.
  4. Refitting is the reversal of the above.

Special Range Telephone Suffix's
A = NO RECALL, CALLING DEVICE
B = NO RECALL, NO CALLING DEVICE
C = RECALL, CALLING DEVICE
D = RECALL, NO CALLING DEVICE
G = MF DIALLING

 
 
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