PRIVATE AUTOMATIC EXCHANGE
This unit has an ultimate capacity of 50 lines, but can be equipped with as few as 25 lines to begin with. The switching equipment is mounted on a steel framework, enclosed in a floor pattern cabinet of polished hardwood. The glazed panelled front of the cabinet is hinged, a fitted with a lock. There is a lift-out panel at rear to give easy access to the wiring.
This unit is very compact, and can therefore be installed practically anywhere.
A twin conductor only is required to connect an instrument to the switchboard.
Instruments suitable for use with these boards are K 8384/85/87/88.
Also found in the GEC Bulletin No. 8 dated 1928
Additional pictures of the K8396 - 50 Line PAX
The pictures above were GEC Factory files dated circa 1927
Last revised: June 30, 2019