Petite Telephone (Dec, 1960)

The “Petite,” a compact new extension telephone with illuminated dial, has been introduced by Stromberg-Carlson Division of General Dynamics for the independent telephone industry. The dial light glows dimly when the ‘phone is not in use, lights up brightly for dialing when the handset is picked up. Subscriber can turn off the light entirely by a switch in the base. Although the “Petite” has no built-in ringer, a compact wall-type bell box is available so that it can be used as a primary telephone instead of as an extension. The new narrow shape is intended to make the instrument more convenient for bedside table and other applications.

  1. jayessell says: July 17, 200912:01 pm

    Princess phone?

  2. Firebrand38 says: July 17, 20093:37 pm

    jayessell: Nope. Different company. Offered as competition http://www.telephonetri…

  3. Al Bear says: July 17, 20099:34 pm

    General Dynamics of Northrop. Talk about diversification. I also thought it was a princess phone just looking at it as the first poster.

  4. Firebrand38 says: July 17, 20099:53 pm

    Al Bear: No, that’s General Dynamics of General Dynamics…

    I think that you have it confused with Northrop Grumman

  5. Sorcerer Mickey says: July 19, 20094:07 pm

    Didn’t the actual AT&T “Princess” phone have a one-bell ringing mechanism? (Compared to the two-bell arrangement inside other desk phones of the day…?)

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