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    Default Desk set with a speaker, perfect for a fountain pen and ham radio nerd

    I won this on ebay. I've never seen one before. It should be perfect for my ham radio station (I already have an Esterbrook desk pen there)



    I wonder how common they are?

    cheers! Mike

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    Default Re: Desk set with a speaker, perfect for a fountain pen and ham radio nerd

    Is it possible that this was used as an office intercom?

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    Default Re: Desk set with a speaker, perfect for a fountain pen and ham radio nerd

    Yeah, office intercom or perhaps even a speaker-phone was my first guess. Although, either one would require a microphone as well...

    Any captain of industry or corporate exec would be proud to have such a stylish art-deco desk accessory

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    Default Re: Desk set with a speaker, perfect for a fountain pen and ham radio nerd

    Quote Originally Posted by although View Post
    Yeah, office intercom or perhaps even a speaker-phone was my first guess. Although, either one would require a microphone as well...

    Any captain of industry or corporate exec would be proud to have such a stylish art-deco desk accessory
    Great for an Ipod.

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    Default Re: Desk set with a speaker, perfect for a fountain pen and ham radio nerd

    Quote Originally Posted by although View Post
    Yeah, office intercom or perhaps even a speaker-phone was my first guess. Although, either one would require a microphone as well...

    Any captain of industry or corporate exec would be proud to have such a stylish art-deco desk accessory
    The speaker come could double as a microphone diaphragm. A transducer is a transducer.


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    Default Re: Desk set with a speaker, perfect for a fountain pen and ham radio nerd

    Well, it cleaned up nicely and now it's back in service! I did swap the strange telephone style speaker out for a normal 8ohm unit. The old speaker had, what looks to be, a date stamp of 1/53 on it. Which jives with the snorkel size trumpet.

    I need to find a black snorkel desk pen now... The only one I've got is brown

    Anyway, I've got it wired up to my 2m ham radio. It sounds great!


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    Now it makes sense! Great photo.

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    How did I miss this thread. Awesome find, and rescue!!
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    Nice rig!
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