fw: classic answering machines

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Fri Feb 2 16:16:47 2001

On Fri, 2 Feb 2001, Adrian Graham wrote:

> Not quite computing, but it hits the ten-year mark. Just think of it as a
> big tape drive ;)
> I've got an old reel-to-reel answering machine made by Ansafone which I'm
> trying to locate more information on (web searches turn up nothing useful
> and there don't seem to be any "classic" telecoms groups which I can find -
> if someone knows of one, let me know)
> I did come across a uk.telecom newsgroup which turned up one person who'd
> heard of the machine - he was quite helpful with connector info. Apparently
> the phone socket on the back of the machine (a big 6-pin round socket) is
> known as a "96a" type jack. It's the pin-outs for this which I'm really
> after...

Try The Vintage Telephone Equipment Museum:


Also, on the Usenet, comp.dcom.telecom and comp.dcom.telecom.tech. Lots
of knowledgeable old phone guys hang out there.

> (plan is to try to hook this thing up to the phone network if I can; the
> phone system hasn't changed much - outwardly anyway - in years so hopefully
> it's still possible, providing our exchange still supports pulse as well as
> tone dialling)

I hope the above links will be useful to you since I think you may be in
the UK?

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger http://www.vintage.org
Received on Fri Feb 02 2001 - 16:16:47 GMT

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