I was told that Secretarial sets were popular in the Washington, DC area,
where they were used in large, fancy apartment complexes.
Here's another business that was decimated by automation, after voicemail was introduced.
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||Western Electric 512
Switch marked: TEL LINE/
1. TEL LINE: Operates as a normal single line set. Single gong ringer rings and can be answered directly.
2. SECRETARIAL: CO or PBX line is routed to a secretary or answering service. e.g. when in conference or away from the office.
The second ringer with square gong (and different ring tone) can be used to signal incoming calls when the service is selected.
||Marked on bottom 512BCR
Note the phenolic base for the buzzer and ringer.
-- my lips are sealed.)
Western Electric 1512
Here's the follow-on model in early TouchTone!
Also in green.
Do you have photos of a 2512 (12-button set) to share?
||The key label looks like the
same one designed
for the rotary set that's been cut to fit.
||And here's a rotary Trimline
with a similar
switch and the same darned label! They must have had a warehouse
full of them.
Marked on a paper label on the bottom: