Transparent III

Does coincidence exist?

Last week I saw this picture of the Hannover Messe in 1969. On the Ericsson stand there was a transparent Ericofon next to the ‘Type 1892’. I identified the clear phone as a Touchtone model. As the TouchTone was introduced in 1967, there was a fair chance this was the case.

A few days later I was able to add a clear TouchTone Ericofon to my collection…

Hannover Messe 1969

My previous statement that the clear Ericofon seemed to be used as a presentation model to executives and commercial relations, made at least some sense.

The phone arrived and it is in perfect shape and in working order. A great item!!

My Transparent Touch Tone 1972…
…with LME dial face.

As you can see the dial face of this one is numbers only. All other Touch Tones I have, are equipped with the typical Northern Electric dial face with alphanumerical buttons.

Although the TT was more popular in North America, there is also a Swedish dial variant.

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