SPECIAL RANGE TELEPHONE
PLESSEY MICKEY MOUSE
THQ Circular announces the introduction of the Mickey Mouse Special Range telephone. It
will be manufactured, under licence from Walt Disney and supplied to the Post Office by
Plessey Telecommunications Ltd. For PO purposes the telephone will be known as the Plessey
Mickey Mouse telephone, a name which will be used on all advertising material, advice
notes etc and in all contacts with customers. The PO code for engineering purposes will be
There will be a phased introduction starting with the LTR (London telephone
Region) in June, 1978 and leading to
national availability before the end of the year.
The Plessey Mickey Mouse telephone is made of plastic and stands 420mm high from the
bottom of the brown base. It can be provided on DEL's Shared Service, plan 1A and plan 4
and switchboard extensions.
TARIFF AND INSURANCE VALUE
The tariff and insurance value for the Plessey Mickey Mouse are:
Rental £3, Per quarter
Single Payment Charge £45. This is unabatable.
These charges are additional to the connection and rental charges for exchange lines and
extensions with which the Plessey Mickey Mouse telephone is associated. A change of
instrument charge should also be raised where applicable.
Insurance value - £110
As with other charges these charges attract VAT at the standard rate.
The address for ordering supplies of the Plessey Mickey Mouse telephone is:
Plessey Telecommunications Ltd
Private Systems Division
The contract number which will be quoted on all orders related to the Plessey Mickey Mouse
telephone is 577207.
Authority will be given by THQ to Areas, as availability of the telephone is extended to
exceed the A1035 local order for the purchase of Special Range telephones. The cost of a
new Plessey Mickey Mouse telephone from Plessey will be £54.64.
B MARKETING COMMERCIAL
4 Facilities and. Apparatus
Issue 1, Jan 1980
SPECIAL RANGE TELEPHONE (SRT)
MICKEY MOUSE BY PLESSEY
This instruction deals with the physical description, field of use, title and
The Mickey Mouse telephone is a reproduction in moulded plastic of the Walt Disney cartoon character in its original colours of Red, White, Black and. Yellow. The square plinth supporting the figure is of Brown plastic simulated as wood. The telephone has a standard. rotary dial operation, and a button for shared service use is on the top of the plinth, to the left of the dial. The telephone has an internal tone caller with a user adjustable volume control located
on the left side of the plinth. The telephone is supplied. fitted with a five
way line cord., three metres long when fully extended, terminated with a Plug 505. Alternative cords cannot be provided. This telephone has a standard telephone number label.
Height 380 mm, Width 250 mm, Depth 215 mm, Weight 2 kg.
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 4 off
IDENTIFICATION AND TITLE
The marketing title is Mickey Mouse by Plessey and will be used in all advertising and publicity for the telephone and in contacts with the general public. The
PO engineering title is Telephone SR1001A. 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.
The handset looks like a Handset No. 16 but is in fact slightly smaller. A Handset No. 16
cannot be substituted for the original as it is too big and will not be held by
The ringer is a tone ringer that is the same as the one fitted to the
Trimphone (Telephone No. 722).
The large white button to the left of the dial is a recall button used for transferring
calls on telephone systems.
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
This telephone is based on the Telephone Unit D93458. This is also
used on the Telephone No. 776 (Refer to diagram N876 for circuit details).
Connections for the above are as follows:-
T1 - Brown
T2 - Blue
T2 - Pink
R2 - Grey
4 - Orange
R1 - Green
R2 - Red
T1 - Blue
T2 - White
1 - Brown
7 - Grey
Connect to terminals 5 and 7.
Link terminals 1 and 2 together.
For the Line Cord connections please refer to the conversion page (linked
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