TELEPHONE No. 95XX & 96XX range
Viscount


The original Viscount telephone is either Pulse dialling or MF dialling and earth recall.  Later variants suffixed with the letters "AR" (Alternative Recall) supported Pulse dialling / MF dialling and Earth recall / Time break recall, which were configured by switches on the base of the telephone.  The recall button is located under the handset, just above the dial label.  The ringer volume is adjusted by a lever under the telephone.

The dial label cover is easily removed by pushing the cover to the left.

These telephones could be wall mounted with an optional wall bracket.  The wall brackets colour matched the telephones.

Made by STC Telecommunications Ltd they were introduced 1983 and production ceased in the early 1990's.

Click here for the Viscount Brochure (1982)


Telephone No. 9501
Basic Viscount telephone with 10 button keypad.

Key features:

  • 50 volt line working
  • Pulse dialling (10 pps)
  • Tone caller ringer
  • Press button keypad.  

Colours: Beige, Green, Ice Grey and Tan.

Approval Number S/1000/GF/1981/PR


Telephone No. 9501R
As for Telephone No. 9501 but with earth recall.  This version has a 12 button keypad but the two extra buttons (either side of the zero button) serve no purpose.

Key features:

  • 50 volt line working
  • Pulse dialling (10 pps)
  • Earth recall
  • Tone caller ringer
  • Press button keypad

Colours: Beige, Green, Ice Grey and Tan.

Approval Number S/1000/GF/1981/PR


Telephone No. 9511R
Known as the new standard Viscount telephone, it dials with 10 pps signalling and has only earth recall. The 12 button keypad offered a number of features.  The scratchpad facility enables users to change the number held in the last number redial memory whilst call in progress. PABX access pause not provided, therefore access digit(s) must be keyed before pressing the `MR' button.  The telephone will then pulse the remaining (exchange line) digits to line.

Key Features:

  • Pulse dial only
  • Earth recall only
  • 50 volt line working
  • Last number redial
  • Notepad
  • Mute
  • Scratchpad
  • Tone caller ringer

Colours: Beige, Green, Ice Grey, Red and Tan

Approval Number S/1000/3/D/021559
 


Telephone No.
9515AR
Telephone No. 9515AR is similar in appearance only to the Viscount 12 telephones but incorporates user accessible signalling (LD/MF) and recall (Earth/Timed Break) conversion switches.  They are known as Viscount Dual Signalling telephones.

Key features:

  • Pulse and Tone dialling
  • Earth and Time break recall
  • Last Number Re-Dial (21 Digits)
  • Tone caller ringer
  • Mute

Colours: White, Red, Ice Grey and Beige

Approval Number S/1000/3/G/500569

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User Guide
 

Telephone No. 9521R
Viscount telephone with 12 memory store (shown right).  Functionality also included notepad, earth recall, mute and last number redial.  

Key features:

  • 12 Indirect memories
  • Tone caller ringer
  • Pulse dial only
  • Earth recall only
  • Mute
  • Last number redial
  • Notepad

Colours: Beige and Ice Grey

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Telephone No.
9525AR
Called the Viscount 10 this telephone is similar in appearance to Viscount 12 telephones but incorporate user accessible signalling (LD/MF) and recall (Earth/Timed Break conversion switches).  They are known as Viscount Dual Signalling telephones.

Key features:

  • Pulse and Tone dialling
  • Earth and Time break recall
  • 10 Indirect memories
  • Mute
  • Tone caller ringer
  • Last number redial

Colours: Beige and Ice Grey

Approval Number S/1000/3/G/500570

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Telephone No. 9531R
Known as the Viscount Super 4, this phone is pulse (LD) dial only, has a memory for four number and a loudspeaker to monitor the call.

Key Features:

  • Pulse dialling only
  • Earth recall only
  • 4 Indirect memories
  • Notepad
  • Last number redial
  • Loudspeaker
  • Tone caller ringer

Colours: Beige and Ice Grey

Approval number S/10000/3/E/500045

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Telephone No.
9541R
Viscount with LCD display.

Key features:

  • Pulse dialling only
  • Earth recall only
  • Tone caller ringer
     

Telephone No. 9601R
12 button, MF4 signalling model with earth recall.

Key Features:

  • Tone dialling only
  • Earth recall only
  • 50 volt working
  • Tone caller ringer

Colours: Green, Navy Blue and Ice Grey

Approval Number S/1000/GF/1981/PR
 



Telephone No. 9601AR

As for Tele 9601R but can be configured to provide timed-break recall and MF dialling.

Key Features:

  • Pulse and Tone dialling
  • Earth and Time break recall
  • Tone caller ringer

Colours: Navy Blue and Ice Grey
 


Telephone No. 9631AR
Known as the Viscount Super 4 MF, the phone differed in that it was both LD and MF.  It has a four number memory and a loudspeaker to monitor the call.  The black switch on the top of the case operates the loudspeaker.

Key Features:

  • Pulse and Tone dialling
  • Earth and Time break recall
  • 4 Indirect memories
  • Mute
  • Loudspeaker
  • Tone caller ringer

Colours: Navy Blue and Ice Grey

Approval number S/10000/3/E/500046

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Telephone No. 9641AR
Known as the Viscount Super 12 MF it was similar to the Super 4 MF but had 12 memories.

Key Features:

  • Pulse and Tone dialling
  • Earth and Time break recall
  • 12 Indirect memories
  • Mute
  • Loudspeaker
  • Tone caller ringer

Colours: Navy Blue and Ice Grey

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Additional Information

Ringer
Incoming calls are signalled by a tone caller, that has an adjustable volume control, beneath the right hand side of the instrument.

Telephone No's 9501, 9511 and 9601 each have a Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) of 1.  Telephone instruments (BT and non BT supplied) are now required to be labelled with their REN so that users do not exceed the permitted maximum number of ringers in circuit.

A telephone with a REN of 1 has a ringer sensitivity similar to that of a standard instrument (Telephone No. 8746G), the total REN value of all ringers connected at any time at an installation must not exceed 4.

The REN does not guarantee compatibility between ringers of different technologies on the same installation.

Adjusting the volume of the tone caller
A high/low volume control is located on the right hand side of the telephone case; the highest position at the front, the lowest position at the rear.

Changing the signalling mode during a call (AR models only)
Once connected, after Pulse dialling a call, the signalling mode can be changed Tone dialling mode. This is particularly useful when accessing computers or voice messaging systems.

  • Set up your call in the usual way
  • Press the '*' button when you wish to send data - all subsequent digits will be sent in tones
  • When the handset is replaced the telephone will revert to normal use for telephone calls

Power Requirements
Telephone No's 9501, 9511 and 9601 are 50 volt line powered instruments and require no external power supplies.  The Telephone No. 9511 last number re-dial facility constantly draws a small current from exchange line to maintain the memory, if the instrument is disconnected from the line for more than a few minutes the memory will be erased.

Wall Bracket
These wall brackets were an optional extra and came in the same colours as the telephone.

A plastic peg is supplied with the telephone, this should be fitted to the gravity switch plunger to prevent the handset from falling off the cradle when the instrument is wall-mounted.  The peg is fitted by pushing the two prongs into the holes in the plunger and snapping of the excess lug.

Fitted to the wall with three screws.

To attach the phone - locate the top of the phone to the two tabs at the top of the bracket and then lower the bottom edge.  The bottom edge of the phone locates on two clips at the bottom of the bracket.

To remove the phone - the bottom of the bracket is squeezed together which releases the phone.

The two lower arms are available to hang the handset on during a call and not for wrapping the line cord around like many people did.
 


Changing recall type

 

Telephone 9601AR
Conversion to Time Break Recall

  1. With a cross head screwdriver remove the fixing screw on the top of the phone.
  2. Pull the base from the top casing, whilst holding down the hook switch.
  3. Lifting from the back of the case will ease separation.
  4. The small rear circuit board must be turned over to expose the plugs and sockets.  Watch out for the ribbon cable that links the two circuit boards.
  5. Remove the plug from the socket PL5-ER and move to socket PL4-RR.
  6. Before re-assembly ensure that the two circuit boards are correctly seated.
  7. When re-assembling the phone locate the lugs nearest the key pad first.


Telephone 9631AR (Super 4)
Conversion to Time Break Recall

  1. With a cross head screwdriver remove the fixing screw on the top of the phone.
  2. Pull the base from the top casing, whilst holding down the hook switch.
  3. Lifting from the back of the case will ease separation.
  4. The keypad circuit board must be turned over to expose the Plug 1.  Watch out for the ribbon cable that links the two circuit boards.
  5. Remove the plug from the socket Plug 5 and move to socket Plug 1 on the keypad board.
  6. Before re-assembly ensure that the two circuit boards are correctly seated.
  7. When re-assembling the phone locate the lugs nearest the key pad first.


Telephone 9641AR
Conversion to Time Break Recall

  1. With a cross head screwdriver remove the fixing screw on the top of the phone.
  2. Pull the base from the top casing, whilst holding down the hook switch.
  3. Lifting from the back of the case will ease separation.
  4. To turn the internal smaller board over a four way fly lead must firstly be detached.
  5. Remove the plug from the socket PL2 and move to socket PL1 as shown in the diagram to the right.
  6. Before re-assembly ensure that the fly lead and the two circuit boards are correctly seated.
  7. When re-assembling the phone locate the lugs nearest the key pad first.


 

 
 
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