by Thorn Ericsson the ASTROFON was Self Contained (SC - Loop Dial) only. It could also be obtained with company transfers
already printed on it.
Colours: Green, Beige, White and Red. (C version was available in a colour
Country of Origin - Sweden.
Introduced in 1981.
See also telephone SR8003
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A = NO RECALL, CALLING DEVICE
B = NO RECALL, NO CALLING DEVICE
C = RECALL, CALLING DEVICE
D = RECALL, NO CALLING DEVICE
G = MF DIALLING
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SPECIAL RANGE TELEPHONE (SRT)
Astrofon by Thorn Ericsson
This instruction identification of deals the with the physical description, field of use, title and telephone.
The Thorn Ericsson ASTROFON is a self-contained push button telephone without internal battery: the keypad storage unit is powered directly from line. The keypad consists of ten operative buttons laid out in the internationally agreed manner, and two
blanked-off apertures. A single button positioned to the left of the keypad is for shared service use on the Type A instrument and for PBX recall on the Type C. The telephone has an internal bell with a user adjustable volume control located on the underside of the base. The base and handset of all telephones are black, with a keypad surround available in Red, Green, White or Beige for Type A and Buff for Type C. All telephones are supplied fitted with a
five-way line cord, three metres long when fully extended, terminated with a Plug 505. Alternative cords cannot be provided. The non standard telephone number label is located under the handset and measures
47 mm x 19 mm.
Height 95 mm, Width 113 mm, Depth 203 mm and Weight 950 gm.
FIELD OF USE
Type A: Exclusive and shared exchange lines; PBX extensions without recall facility; and main stations and extensions of Plans 1A and
4 including Plan 4 off 1A.
Type C: Direct PBX extensions with recall or the last station of a Plan 1A off a PBX extension with recall.
IDENTIFICATION & TITLE
The marketing title is Astrofon by THORN ERICSSON and will be used in all advertising and publicity material for the telephone and in contacts with the general public. The
PO engineering title is Telephone SR1003A for the A Type and Telephone SR1003C for the C Type. Post Office ownership can be confirmed against the appearance of this number, the year of manufacture, and the words ‘Post Office property’ which are marked on the base.