SIEMENS W28 TELEPHONE


Siemens & Halske W28 telephone

A standard German Post Office (Reichspost) design, this telephone was imported before the war by a number of firms who offered Siemens PAX systems.  The case is made of pressed steel, with a diecast Zamak (a Zinc alloy made to higher standards) cradle (which being quite brittle, is easily damaged and can also suffer from the well-known Zamak disease - blistering and pitting).  The handset is of Bakelite and the dial is generally locked internally so that it can only be rotated when the cradle is in the up position.  This design was made for the Reichspost by most German manufacturers but only the Siemens product was used in Britain.  The digits 28 in the designation W28 refers to the year of introduction.

Colours:
Black.

Users:
PAX systems only in the UK, also PABX's and the public network elsewhere.

Variants:
There was a corresponding wall telephone.

For more information on Siemens telephones go to www.fernsprecher.de

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