GEC Telephones 1100 and 1200
The GEC Telephone 1100 was an attempt to simplify the design of the Tele. 706, using a single coil ringer mechanism and a 'circuit shunt' instead of the normal current regulator. By far the most striking change was the 'spoked' dial, which was said to make the digits more visible without resorting to a separate number ring. The dial could be supplied to produce either 10 or 18 impulses per second. The blank plate on top of the case was also slotted to allow for ventilation.
See brochure photograph below.
The Telephone No. 1200 was GEC's own version of the Post Office Telephone 706, also known as the 'New Gecophone'.
Last revised: August 15, 2010