GEC Wall Mounting Telephone
- Simple, compact shape
- Positive handset retention
- Fully tropicalised
- Main dimensions 280 mm x 105 mm x 65 mm (11 in x 4 in x 2.5 in)
- Uses well-proved components
- Scratch and stain-resistant high-impact mouldings
GEC75 is a compact wall telephone suitable for use with any exchange. Its simple
shape protrudes as little as possible into its surroundings. It is ideal for the
person who likes, or needs a clear desk or draughting table. It can be used
wherever a telephone is needed and working surfaces should be clear and clean -
in workshops, canteens or kitchens, when a shelf or table would be inconvenient
- in reception rooms, dining rooms, or corridors or by the bedside in hotel or
There are many locations where the GEC75 proves more practical and more pleasing
than the more usual table telephone.
The GEC75 is neat in appearance with no trailing wires; hygienic, easy to clean
and attractively styled with simple, contemporary lines.
A feature of the GEC75 is the handset retention. The handset is placed, when not
in use, into two case recesses, one above and one below the dial. Positive
retention is by two nylon plungers which hold the earpiece firmly in its recess.
This simple device makes the GEC75 particularly suitable for applications where
vibration could accidentally dislodge the handset - ships and railway trains,
G.E.C. telephones are renowned for their high-quality performance and the GEC75
is no exception.
It is built with many of the same reliable components that have proved
themselves in hundreds of thousands of G.E.C. telephones throughout the world.
The case is moulded in A.B.S., a scratch resistant, temperature-stabilized
plastic that is easily cleaned and withstands rigorous use in climatic extremes.
Designed specifically for use as a wall telephone there are no trailing wires
and the case, having simple yet contemporary lines, is easy to clean, and
therefore, hygienic in use. The case is retained on the baseplate by one screw
located at the bottom of the instrument.
The handset, moulded in the same material as the case is light in weight and
combines a high degree of user comfort with a maximum of transmitter efficiency.
Its shape ensures that with the receiver held to the ear normally the
transmitter is located in the most efficient position.
In the rest position the handset is retained in the case recesses and is
gripped firmly by two small spring-loaded nylon buttons in the receiver-bowl
The carbon-granule transmitter and the rocking-armature receiver provide
clear speech reproduction with low distortion over a wide speech-frequency
The handset cord is coiled for compactness and P.V.C. sheathed, affording
protection to the conductors against wear and condensation. The cord ends are
firmly secured so that the terminations are not subject to stress. The colour of
the cord matches that of the handset.
The G.E.C. articulated-trigger dial is fitted to the instrument and has a
self-compensating action that shows no appreciable variation in pulse ratio
after 4.5 million impulses. The dial front is encased within a protective
moulded ring which is supplied to match the handset colour. A wide range of
number rings is available in various languages to suit the requirements of
individual Administrations. The finger plate may be supplied in transparent or
coloured plastic as required.
The cradle switch springset is operated by a p.t.f.e. gravity-triggered
plunger located in the bowl for the handset receiver and is activated by removal
of the handset.
When the telephone is connected to a line of less than 400 ohms, an
additional resistor is connected into the receiver circuit to reduce the
received signal level. This is required principally on short lines when the
sensitivity of the instrument is such that normal speech reproduction may be
uncomfortable to the ear.
The single-coil buzzer has a pleasing and purposeful sound and will operate from
all normal exchange ringing supplies. The tone of the buzzer can be adjusted to
suit the subscriber at the time of the installation. An extension bell may be
Recall facilities may be fitted as an optional extra.
Special insulation is included so that the telephone can be used in any climate.
The design provides both adequate ventilation against humidity and protection
against the ingress of insect and dust.
Case and handset moulded in A.B.S. high-impact plastic. Three colours
available : black, dual grey and ivory.
PVC-covered cadmium-tinsel-conductor coiled cord, colour to match handset.
Held in position by grommets which relieve conductors of any stresses.
Length, 25 cm (10 in) un-extended; 170 cm (68 in) extended.
Articulated trigger type speed: 10 p.p.s.;
break-to-make ratio 2 to 1 - other ratios can be supplied
For C.B. Working, a dial-dummy disc replaces the dial.
Receiver inset - Rocking armature, replaceable capsule: Sensitivity: +46 db
relative to 1 dyne/cm2/mW available power.
Transmitter inset - Carbon granule, replaceable capsule: Sensitivity +30 db
relative to 1 mV/dyne/cm2 at 20 dynes/cm2 input.
Single coil, d.c. resistance 1000 ohms, impedance 1500 ohms at 25 c/s, 15 k
ohms at 1000 c/s. Accepts ringing currents of between 16 and 50 c/s.
Suitable for use in all climates. Protected against entry of insects.
Dimensions and Weight
height 280 mm (11 in)
width 105 mm (4 in)
depth 65 mm (2.5 in) over dial and 95 mm (3.75 in) over handset
Telephone - complete: weight 1.3 kg (2lb 14oz)
Handset: weight 280 gm (10oz)
Taken from the GEC Leaflet STL21B (1966) and DLT28C (1979)
This telephone started life in 1962 as ships phone and was originally
produced for the P&O liner Oriana. This phone was very similar in design
to the GEC75 except most noticeably was the bristle brush device mounted above
the handset, which would hold it in place in rough seas. The phone also
had an elastic handset cord whilst the GEC75 had the standard 700 type plastic
Pictures of the Ships phone
|Handset retaining brushes can been seen at
the top of the upper recess
||Handset in place
Case and dial removed exposing the base and components
Close up of the handset retaining brushes