as the Contempra this telephone was made by Northern Telecom. The Contempra was
sold in the UK by GEC, who supplied BT with this telephone.
The telephone 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.
B MARKETING COMMERCIAL
4 Facilities and Apparatus
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.
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.
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.
To remove the case
- 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.
- Slacken the screw that will be found
under the dial label.
- 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.
- 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