gec.gif (1164 bytes)GEC K8120

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



Consisting of 'Hunning's' Granular Transmitter, with Electrose Mouthpiece, Induction Coil, Double-pole 'Ring' Receiver and Flexible Cord, Two-magnet Generator, Polarized Call Bell, Automatic Switch Hook, improved Line Selector, and two yards of Multiple Flexible Cord with Wall Rosette and Terminals. Woodwork of solid well-seasoned Polished Walnut, and all exterior metal parts Nickel-plated.

Can be supplied with 5, 10, 15 or 20 lines.

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



Flameproof automatic telephone
Specially designed for outdoor use, and particularly suitable for railway and shipyards and docks or chemical factories, petroleum refineries and other places where it may be exposed to inflammable vapours or atmospheres. The ordinary type of instrument is unsuitable in these cases, both electrically and mechanically.

The cast-iron case is watertight and the inner door is fastened by screw locks requiring a special key for opening. The outer door effectually protects the micro-telephone and dial when not in use and the drip-proof cowl fitted on top protects the ringer gongs without deadening the sound. To prevent over-rapid dialling (by forcing the dial back by hand) the finger plate and dial mechanism are connected by a specially designed coupling. The incoming lines are disconnected by an isolating switch which is operated when the inner door is opened. All the apparatus, coils and wiring are specially treated to prevent detrimental atmospheric effects. A terminal chamber to accommodate external wiring is provided, normally one of two types to take either armoured cable with three sealing glands, or with three bosses tapped for 3/4" conduit. If required a terminal chamber suitable for mineral insulated cable can also be supplied.

Certificate No. FLP 2378, certified by the Ministry of Power, as flameproof for Groups II and III.

Dimensions in brackets are the equivalent in cm.
Height - 20.75 inches (52.7)
Width - 12.5 inches (31.43)
Depth - 10 inches (25.4)

87 lb (39.4kg)

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