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Ericsson 1951
Analogue desktop telephone set - this page is a stub

Ericsson Model 1951 was a standard analogue telephone set for desktop use with pulse dialling, in a black bakelite enclosure, developed in 1951 and manufactured by the Ericsson factory in Rijen (Netherlands) for the Dutch state-owned telecom monopolist PTT 1 . The set was intended for use on the Dutch public switched telephone network (PSTN) 2 , also known as POTS. 3

Ericsson telephone set model 1951

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  1. PTT = Staatsbedrijf der Posterijen, Telegrafie en Telefonie (state-owned company for post, telegraph and telephone), privatised in 1989 and currently known as KPN.  Wikipedia
  2. PSTN = Public Switched Telephone Network.  Wikipedia
  3. POTS = Plain Old Telephone Service, or Plain Old Telephone System.  Wikipedia

Left view Ericsson telephone set model 1951 Front view With the handset off-hook Dial Ground-button
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Left view
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Ericsson telephone set model 1951
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Front view
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With the handset off-hook
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Wireless Easy Chair   WEC
In 1960, the Dutch Radar Laboratory (NRP) in Noordwijk developed a covert listening device (bug) for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), that used an existing analogue telephone set for eavesdropping on a conversation in a room.

This was done by connecting the WEC device shown in the image on the right at a so-called tapping point and injecting a strong RF signal. It was tested on a Heemaf 1955 and an Ericsson 1951, and works even when the set is on-hook.

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