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    Voice operated phone (and an AB-BL - ABL question)

    Antarmike
    Antarmike
    Senior Sergeant
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    Name : Mike Fincher
    Age : 67
    Location : Lincolnshire United Kingdom
    Registration date : 2016-12-07
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    Voice operated phone (and an AB-BL  -  ABL question) Empty Voice operated phone (and an AB-BL - ABL question)

    Post by Antarmike Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:32 pm

    Can anyone date this phone ( 1950)  or say during what time period it would have been in use.

    It is a French system that uses a voice operation system where there is no external power or battery.  You simply hook on of these at each end of a pair of wires and speak...

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    S.E.A. seem to have been as a company formed in March 1948.

    S.E.A. developed the Généphone (using the power of the voice as a source of energy.)
    The Généphone production appears to have transferred in 1956 to SIKEC then a company of the Thomson group.

    So 191948 to 56 seems likely but is that a date on the info plate showing 1950 or simply a serial number?

    Question.   Is there a known time when Belgian Army stopped being known as AB-BL (or ABBL) and started to be called simply ABL?

    Could use of AB-BL have been current practice in 1950 still?  TIA.  Mike

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