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This page consists of two different models with the same GEC catalogue number

K8380

CENTRAL BATTERY SWITCHBOARD
FOR PRIVATE BRANCH EXCHANGES
VISUAL LINE SIGNAL TYPE
FLOOR PATTERN


Equipped with Self-restoring Visual Line Signals, Corresponding Line sacks, Through Plugs and Cords, Combined Ringing and Listening Keys with pure Platinum Contacts, and Special “Exchange” Line Circuits terminating on Plugs and Cords. The Plugs and Cords are fitted with Lamp Supervisory Signals, so arranged that a complete supervision over the connections can be made by the operator, without the necessity of tapping in of the lines.

A Breast Type of Transmitter and Head Gear Receiver are provided for the operator’s use and a Five-magnet Generator for ringing. Switches are also fitted for cutting in or out the Hand or Power Generator, the Night Bell and operator’s Speaking Battery.

The Cabinet is of highly finished Golden Oak, but can be made of any desired wood to suit local requirements, if specially ordered.

The illustration shows the Switchboard equipped with 50 local lines and 5 trunk circuits, but the ultimate capacity of the Board is 60 local lines and 5 trunk lines.

Taken from the GEC Telephone Catalogue, K Section, 10th Edition, 1908


K8380

PRIVATE AUTOMATIC EXCHANGES
PEEL CONNER 25 LINE PAX
Wall Pattern

The Peel-Conner P.A.X represents the latest development in automatic telephony. it is the ideal system for intercommunication in large offices, works, banks, hospitals, institutions, department stores, theatres, etc.

STANDARD FEATURES
Rapid intercommunication between all departments.
Secrecy of communication.
Audible signal, if called line is engaged.
No operator required.
24 hours’ service.
Only 2 wires required to connect a telephone.
No separate switchboard room necessary.
Cheap to install
Simple to operate.
Easy to maintain.

SPECIAL FEATURES.
Fire alarm service.
General code call.
Conference lines.
Party lines.
Secretary’s service.
Executive control.

All apparatus is mounted on an iron frame, which is hinged to allow easy access to front and rear of equipment. The whole is enclosed in a hardwood case, with glazed front.

This P.A.X. unit can be equipped for any number of lines, from 10 to 25.

Made in 2 finishes - Standard and Tropical.

External overall dimensions:- 2ft. 6.5in. high, by 1ft. 9.25in. wide by 1ft. l0.5in. deep.

Taken from the 1926 GEC catalogue


Additional Pictures of the K8380 - 25 Line PAX

Front view with cover in place
 
Front view with cover removed
 
View with component gate open

The pictures above were from GEC Factory files dated circa 1927

 
 
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