C MARKETING INSTALLATION
Issue 1, Nov 1981
LOUDSPEAKING TELEPHONE No. 10 (KIRK)
The LST 10 (commercial description KIRK) is a press button telephone that enables the
customer to initiate (on hook dialling) and answer calls in a 'handsfree' mode. Operation
of the LST 10 in this mode gives full voice-switched loudspeaking telephone facilities. It
will be available in 10pps (LST l0A) and MF (LST l0B) versions.
The LST 10 measures 225 mm long, 180 m wide and 90 mm high and weighs 1.5 Kgs.
It is available in six different case colours and is supplied with a 3 wire line cord
which is 2 metres in length.
The LST 10 can be used in three different ways:-
- as a normal telephone
- for listening-in only (e.g. Recorded Announcements)
- as a `handsfree' loudspeaking telephone with a built in microphone.
The keypad contains the normal 1 - 0 keys for dialling,
- [S] switches the loudspeaker ON and OFF (listening in only)
- [H] switches the microphone (in base unit) ON/OFF (handsfree)
- [R] Recall if telephone used on PBX exchange
- [A] [B] [C] [D] [#] and [*] are not used on the 10pps version.
- [#] and [*] may be used in the MF version.
The handset contains a volume control which adjusts the volume of both the handset and the
When the handset is held or placed horizontally, with the volume control knob upwards,
the microphone is automatically switched off, giving the customer privacy.
Incoming calls are indicated by the loudspeaker. There are four different tone
combinations that can be selected by using a small coin to set a switch on the underside
of the telephone instrument.
Telephone Number Label
The number label is an 'Ambassador' telephone type and is situated in the clear plastic
label holder found on the base unit under the handset.
FIELD OF USE
The LST 10 can be connected to DEL or direct PBX extensions. It should be noted, at this
point in time, that the LST 10 is not suitable to be connected to any plan numbers.
The LST 10 can only be connected to PMBX 2/, 3/ and 4/ switchboard extensions if wired
as an external extension using a UAA 99.
The method of operating is as follows:-
To make a call - Lift handset and call number required. The volume of
as a normal telephone the receiver can be adjusted by the rotary control
knob in the instrument.
To make a call - Press and lock [H] and [S] keys - dial tone will be
To lock key:- press the key down then forwards) Red
LED flashes to indicate that the microphone in the
base unit is in the circuit. Call number required.
Volume of the loudspeaker can be varied by the rotary
control knob in the handset.
Answering a call The call can be answered either by lifting the handset
or by pressing and locking both the [H] and [S]keys
Transferring a call Press and lock and keys
from the handset to (Red LED flashes) then whilst still depressing the
the base unit [S] key replace the handset.
Transferring the call from By lifting the handset the [S] key is automatically
the base unit to the handset released and the conversation transferred to the
Terminating a call To terminate a call originated by using the handset
requires replacement of the handset. To terminate a
call originated in handsfree mode release the [S] key.
The LST 10 should be installed in accordance with Diagram N4480. The LST 10 will be
delivered without base or handset covers. The insides of the base and the handset will be
protected by clear plastic dust covers.
The appropriate colour of the base and handset cover should be ordered separately as
TO FIT COVERS
- Remove existing dust protectors by loosening the two screws on the underside of the base
(base protection) and the single screw on the underside of the handset (handset
protection). These screws will be required to retain the new covers.
- Fit Base Cover Locate the four lugs on the top underside of the cover into the two slots
protruding from the base. Lower the base cover and tighten up the two screws on the
underside of the base to secure the cover.
- Fit Handset Cover Locate the two protruding lugs of the cover into the two slots in the
top end of the handset. Lower the cover and tighten up the single screw to secure the
The following tests in the table below should be made to ensure that the unit functions
correctly.. If the telephone is faulty it should be replaced completely.
STEP PROCEDURE INDICATION
1 Press and lock [H] and LED flashes. Dial tone heard over
[S] keys the loudspeaker.
2 Rotate volume control downwards Volume of dial tone increases.
3 Dial test centre number Ring tone beard on loudspeaker Test
4 Lift Handset. Call transferred from base unit to
5 Replace handset. Call disconnected.
The following item should be recovered and returned to the stores:- Loudspeaking Telephone
No. 10 (LST 10A or 10B)
S1 B8118, April 1981
This circular introduces the KIRK Loudspeaking Telephone (LST No. 10) which is a
proprietary loudspeaking telephone purchased from a continental manufacturer as a stop-gap
measure until ACCORD (LST No. 8) is available later this year.
KIRK will initially undergo Product Trial in LTR West and SIB Aberdeen Telephone Areas
during April 1981. The trial will be for a limited period of one month, held during May
1981. Areas will be advised, by telex, of national availability, but see Marketing Policy.
DESCRIPTION AND FIELD OF USE
KIRK is a voice switched loudspeaking telephone of modern design with a dark grey base,
press-button keypad, and a choice of coloured case covers. The handset is two-tone, dark
grey base and coloured top matching the case cover. Colours available are Brown, White,
Green, Yellow, Orange and Lava (Fawn).
On hook dialling, i.e. the ability to dial without lifting the handset, is available by
using the control buttons.
KIRK is available with either a self-contained or HP keypad, and as such may be used on
direct exchange lines and PBX direct extensions only. KIRK is not suitable for Plan
The incoming speech level received on both the handset and Loudspeaker is variable, by
using the volume control on the handset.
KIRK has an electronic tone caller which may be set to one of 4 tone options by the
customer, using a small coin, and is line powered with a 2 metre line cord.
Separate instructions have been sent to the Product Trial Areas.
KIRK is intended solely as an interim instrument to help overcome the current stock
shortages of LST 4E and LST 4MF which have been aggravated by manufacturing delays of
ACCORD (LST 8). The ASCO will advise the S Division of the customers who have been waiting
stores for LST 4E and LST SA 4265 from outstanding requisitions. On receipt of this
advice, S Divisions will offer a KIRK to these customers in lieu of the LST 4, if required
on a direct exchange line or direct PBX extension. If the offer is accepted by customer,
the AN can be issued.
In view of the limited quantities purchased, KIRK must not be actively sold, customers
requiring LST facilities should be offered LSTs 4D, Doric or Harmony (after June 1981) to
fulfil their needs. New requests for MF LSTs should not be met by KIRK. Under no
circumstances will KIRK be permitted on Service lines.
If the market reaction to KIRK is encouraging and the product trial successful every
effort will be made to purchase further quantities, UK produced, towards the end of 1981.
A dual purpose leaflet/operating instructions is available. Copies will be packed with
each KIRK and should be left with the customer at the time of installation. Additional
copies will be available in the usual way from Swindon Stationery Depot.
Connection charges = £16.00
Quarterly Rental = £18.00
Internal Removal charge = £24.00
Insurance Value = £180.00
As will be seen from the illustration, the KIRK Loudspeaking Telephone has 4 controls:-
(a) H button (looking) - to switch KIRK into Handsfree Mode.
(b) S button (locking) - to switch- KIRK into circuit for monitor mode. The S button will
automatically release when the handset is lifted or restored.
(c) Volume Control - to vary the level of incoming speech on the loudspeaking unit or
(d) Tone-caller Control - to change the tone level or cadence. A red Light Emitting Diode
(LED) signifies when KIRK is in use as an LST.
The KIRK Loudspeaking Telephone is intended only as an interim measure to meet LST demand
for orders already taken which cannot be fulfilled due to lack of LST 4E or LST 4MF
The ASCO will provide the Area Sales Division with a list of all outstanding A1063s for
LST 4E and LST SA 4265 (LST 4MF), which cannot be met from depot (with quantities of
instruments concerned, in date order and offer KIRK as a replacement for LST 4E or LST SA
4265. If the customer accepts the offer, an AN will be issued.
The KIRK Loudspeaking Telephone is known as LST 10. Rate book descriptions and item codes
are as follows:-
||KIRK LST (SC)
||KIRK LOUDSPEAKING TELEPHONE (SC)
||KIRK LST (MF)
||KIRK LOUDSPEAKING TELEPHONE (MF)
DIMENSIONS OF THE UNIT
KIRK measures 180 mm x 225mm x 80mm high at the back, and weighs 1.2 Kgs.
A full description of the KIRK LST will be available in TI C3 B2009. The KIRK should be installed in accordance with diagram N 4480.
Maintenance of KIRK is limited to a change of handset cover, case cover or change out of the complete instrument if found faulty, TIE5 B2811 refers.
Staff Associations have been advised of the product trial and national launch and advance copies of this circular have been sent.
INTRODUCED LATE 1982
LST No 10C KIRK. LD. 30 NUMBER CALLMAKER
LST No 10D KIRK. MF. 30 NUMBER CALLMAKER
LST No 10E KIRK. LD. 30 NUMBER CALLMAKER
LST No 10F KIRK. MF. 30 NUMBER CALLMAKER
Push-button telephone 76E/DK80
The Kirk originated in Denmark in 1976 and because of it's unusual design has gained
international attention and recognition. This telephone was designed by the industrial designer
Jacob Jensen who also designed Bang & Olufsen's
famous radio and TV products.
In 1972 the Jutland Telephone Company Ltd. (Jydsk Telefon) began development
of this telephone. They did not base the development on earlier technologies or
models, as electronics was replacing former electromechanical
parts. An example of this is that the telephone bell has been replaced
by an electronic tone ringer whose sound is reproduced by a
loudspeaker. The loudspeaker is also used for handsfree conversation.
This telephone has been a big export product for Denmark and is manufactured under
licence in several countries.