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Post  wells01 on Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:08 pm

THis is my first attempt.

What do you think?
It has a leather padded earpiece and is wired with two 3.5 stereo jack plugs. This began its life as a 1950s telephone exchange operators headset and has been heavily modified by me with new padding and fittings.
It can be used with Voice over IP from a laptop or desktop. Skype, Yahoo messenger etc. Or can be used as a mono ipod headset (Listen to Abney Park) Could be adapted for use as a mobile hands free set.

See the headset here

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Post  markf on Wed Sep 17, 2008 12:41 am

Quite good Mr Wells. I particularly like 'horn' that one speaks in, a very nice touch. markf
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Post  CaptZaphod on Wed Sep 17, 2008 8:39 am

markf wrote:Quite good Mr Wells. I particularly like 'horn' that one speaks in, a very nice touch. markf
I must agree with Mark's opinion on this.

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Post  ixiana on Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:48 pm

Just lovely! Do you have any plans to modify the headband further, I find myself imaging a nice burgundy velvet cover on the headband...
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Post  wells01 on Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:54 pm

ixiana wrote:Just lovely! Do you have any plans to modify the headband further, I find myself imaging a nice burgundy velvet cover on the headband...

I hadnt thought of velvet. That would look great. I'm about to start on a MK2 version with built in bluetooth. I will give velvet a try.

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Post  markf on Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:18 pm

I saw this morning you have it advertised on Ebay. Is there any possiblity you could modify the dual plugs to use with a standard USA 1-line phone jack (RJ11) or supply it with an adapter to plug it into a phone? I'm Ebay member mark2010. markf
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Post  wells01 on Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:29 pm

markf wrote:I saw this morning you have it advertised on Ebay. Is there any possiblity you could modify the dual plugs to use with a standard USA 1-line phone jack (RJ11) or supply it with an adapter to plug it into a phone? I'm Ebay member mark2010. markf

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Yes I could modify it to RJ11. I think the best way would be a small adapter box. Suitably decorated of course.
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Post  JingleJoe on Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:35 pm

Thats fantastic although I have the un-modified version Wink
Keep up the good work old sport!
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Post  Gazongola on Sat Sep 20, 2008 4:45 am

That's pretty cool. I need to work on something like that. I want one similar to the guy wears in the matrix, the one that gets them out.
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Post  Dandeliondream on Sat Sep 20, 2008 5:52 am

I do like that a great deal,and don't mind if you send it to me to test for you. pirat

just joking. Smile

but I do love it.


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Post  insanity on Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:24 pm

I say, that is quite sharp! A job well done, if I do say so myself!
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Post  markf on Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:50 pm

There is nothing worse than sitting at one's desk for a 1 to 3 hour teleconference with a handset in your ear since it greatly cuts down on surfing, umm, work productivity. For a number of years I've used an old Radio Shack headset (model # HS-149) while looking like a displaced McDonalds drive thru attendant with that modern equipment.

I had been looking for one of these antiques headsets to mod for some months so when Mr Wells' already customized version popped up on Ebay it was good news indeed and I purchased it. After I received it through customs I could see the work was first rate, with nicely faded copper and brass hues. Per my request the phone jack was changed but the theoretically British equivalent of our RJ11 phone plug was too wide to use in USA phones. After whittling it down to size it fit with a good connection but there was considerable background humming. I then cut off the antique's phone plug and spliced in a new RJ11 but the problem remained, a very loud hum which drowned out hearing and speaking. This was not a very surprising result as mating old electrics to modern electronics is often fraught with compatibility issues. Nevertheless, something had to be done.

Over this past weekend I removed the innards of both the antique's electrics and the Shack's electronics, and put the Shack bits into the antique's case. Generally speaking the switch was easy (75 min) as the new electronics were much smaller than the old electrics, but in the end the juncture of the Shack's boom mike/phone line was a bit wider (12-14 mm) than the antique so I used longer screws to hold the old case together and then a line of black silicone caulk to cover the thin open strips between the cases. It now works great.

The 4 photos below shows the 'before through using it at work' sequence of results. The pix at the bottom left shows a nearly completed product, with the plastic cord sprayed copper and the as yet unblackened boom mike sticking out of the bottom of the (formerly hollow) speaker horn. Note that not all Victorian garb is waistcoats and top hats, as the Empire had many different types of dress during that era which were socially acceptable in its colonies. Here I am at my nearly empty desk (about to move into a new building) in my fairly Victorian daily wear, somewhat modernized African safari/Aussie outback shirt and pants.
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Although this old headset represents a somewhat post-Victoriana, albeit antique, technology, one would not want to wear the real thing. Check out the Telephone Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, and note the 1880s 'Gilliland Harness' telephone operator headset at 10.5 pounds. That's gotta hurt. markf http://www.woodstelephonepioneers.org/museum/tour.htm
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