Sunday, November 18, 2012

Vintage Beige Singapore Telecom Rotary Phone (NEC)

This rotary phone was sold when Singtel was still Telecommunication Authority of Singapore. There is a stamp with the letters TAS at the bottom of the phone. This should place this phone in the 1970s - 1980s. This is a NEC model very commonly used in households back then. Another popular rotary phone was the Ericsson LM, which was featured in an earlier post.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Singapore Telecom Vintage Flat Rotary Phones

This is another post on the Singapore Telecom Vintage Flat Rotary Phones. Below is a snapshot of 4 phones of different colours and makes of the same model. I have also learnt that back in the 1970s, the cost of installation of a phone like this would set a family back by 120 dollars, which was not a small amount back then.

In 1970s, the phone cable heads were also different, with a metallic 5 pin as shown below. In order for these vintage phones to work, the phone cable heads have to be changed to the modern ones.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Vintage Singapore Telecoms Flat Rotary Dial Phone

This is a vintage Singapore Telecoms flat rotary dial phone, a common household item to many Singaporeans who grew up in the 1970s-1980s. This phone is special as it is a hybrid between the round traditional type rotary phone and the flat iconic number pad Singapore Telecoms phone of the 1990s.