The ATE Protea telephone owed a lot to the Ericsson Etelux and could be used either as a table or as a wall telephone. It was fitted with ATE's 'dimple' dial, in which recesses replaced the normal finger holes on the dial, and a plug-and-socket line connection.

Colours: Black, ivory, two-tone grey, red, yellow, green.

Users:      South African Post Office.

Close-up of the Protea telephone
Demonstration array of the various colours of the Protea telephone, introduced in South Africa during 1968
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Last revised: May 30, 2021