TELEPHONE SR 8023
Telephone Special Range (TSR) 8023 (Genie) is a distinctively styled self-contained press button telephone.
Incoming calls are signalled by a tone ringer that has a three position volume control
switch in the base of the unit near to the handset cord outlet.
Telephone SR 8023 is similar in appearance to the Tele 8022A
(shown to the right) but
additionally offers Last Number Redial facilities. All Genie telephones are intended for
table mounted use, signal in 10 pulses per second loop disconnect signalling only and do not offer recall
The ATC portfolio included:-
The Genie Phone was also the first to use an electronic ringer. The network was a hybrid, using the same touch tone pad that was developed for the Candlestick phone and other models. The weak place in the pad was the mechanical switch to disconnect the transmitter when the buttons were operated. The spring would deform and the transmitter would go permanently dead.
After being acquired by General Dynamics, ATC manufactured complete phones, introduced answering machines, auto-dialers, and other apparatus.
General Dynamics finally went back to making weapons only, and the various plants in California were closed. Today, Comdial operates what's left of what was once a real going concern.
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Last revised: April 26, 2021