(via Retro Thing: Exquisite… What Is It? #001 - Early Hacked Phone)

…It used to take a lot more work/solder/toggle switches to jailbreak a phone, leaving it bare or your own purposes. Here’s how retro telecom geniuses used to do it. This device looks like it started life as a rotary phone, but then got the deluxe accessory package. In place of the dial, we’ve got a perfectly fitting speaker with the Motorola logo. The handset has a red earpiece and microphone (with a particularly nasty red rubber earcup added). The receiver has a red momentary push-button near the earpiece. You can see the red & green indicator lights on top near the cradle as well.
Moving to the front, there are three toggle switches. A three position toggle dutifully DYMO-labelled ”SQU”, and two more marked “DIR” and “SPKR”. There are also what look like two push-buttons, but I think they’re lights as well. On the side is a serious looking “A.F. GAIN” knob, and in the back is a 1/4” jack…

(via Retro Thing: Exquisite… What Is It? #001 - Early Hacked Phone)

…It used to take a lot more work/solder/toggle switches to jailbreak a phone, leaving it bare or your own purposes. Here’s how retro telecom geniuses used to do it. This device looks like it started life as a rotary phone, but then got the deluxe accessory package. In place of the dial, we’ve got a perfectly fitting speaker with the Motorola logo. The handset has a red earpiece and microphone (with a particularly nasty red rubber earcup added). The receiver has a red momentary push-button near the earpiece. You can see the red & green indicator lights on top near the cradle as well.

Moving to the front, there are three toggle switches. A three position toggle dutifully¬†DYMO-labelled¬†”SQU”, and two more marked “DIR” and “SPKR”. There are also what look like two push-buttons, but I think they’re lights as well. On the side is a serious looking “A.F. GAIN” knob, and in the back is a 1/4” jack…

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