|Speakerphones on this page: AE 880 Rotary AE 880
Related models: AE 890 AE/WU Voice/Data AE Autovon
|AE TYPE 880 "EXECUTIVE MODEL" SPEAKERPHONE
-- Obviously the "Suits" had trouble figuring out how to turn the
standard model on and off. In any case, they needed a bigger
phone with a bigger speaker on their bigger desks.
For background on this comment, see the AE 88 Speakerphone here
Marked Type 880 Monophone NB 88015 CSL 2-62 , turquoise.
Somewhere there must be a model with "VOLUME" in big letters under the volume control.
||AE TYPE 880 "EXECUTIVE MODEL" SPEAKERPHONE
-- Later version -- Well, I was close. They put the
words "Speaker Volume" ABOVE the volume control!
Marked NO880120CSL278AB, dark green.
Note the later style one piece plastic fingerwheel.
|AE TYPE 880 "EXECUTIVE MODEL" SPEAKERPHONE -- Touchtone
Marked NC 880000 JSL, 10 71 57
Hmmm, had to make room above the switch for a number card.
|AE TYPE 890 Data Phone
Can't decide whether to use rotary or touchtone? Use either!
OK, It's not a speakerphone, but it obviously uses the same plastic case. Developed before all exchanges went touchtone, so you could dial your computerized service using the rotary dial, then talk to the service using the touchtone pad.
Marked NB 8900 CSL, May 57 1977
|AE / Western Union Voice/Data Set
The drawing was from an ad announcing GT&E's "'broadband switching system,' designed and produced to Western Union specifications by our subsidiary, Automatic Electric. It is being put into service by WU over a national microwave network. Push buttons provide fast connection at desired bandwidth for highest transmission reliability." The address on the ad includes a zone number, not a Zip code.
The phone has a grey case and beige handset. There are no surviving model numbers on the case. An orange sticker on the bottom contains:
California Public Utilities Commission
Equipment Authorized for Direct
Connection to Telephone Network.
Registration Number 0144"
A label on the back:
"Communications Supply Co.
Data Terminal Set
Used on the military Autovon network.
See: WESTERN ELECTRIC 3500-series Telephone Types