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Help finding information on ANCIENT phone system
« on: November 02, 2017, 11:29:35 AM »
This isn't for a customer or any actual project... just to verify my sanity and I cannot find any information in the internet in searching. The actual location has since upgraded to a Mitel SX50 and then was closed and the building demolished.

Years ago, probably early to mid 1990's, I was called out to a down system at a small motel in a rural town, not our customer but they couldn't find anyone to service them and they agreed to the charges so I went out.

The phone system they had was an old automatic branch exchange, I am guessing from the 1960's, with rows and rows of exposed contacts in a refrigerator size cabinet. The maintenance guy there said when they phone noise in the past, he would take this wire brush and scrub the contacts to clear up the noise. The system was called a Like, Leik, Liek, or something similar to that (I don't even know how to spell it, sorry, and that is probably the problem).

I am looking for the name and possible model numbers of this system, and any links to info or pictures of the system. If anyone has any information they might be able to offer I would appreciate it.

This is not really important, just one of those discussions on a slow shop day of "how old of a system have you actually worked on" kind of things. :)
« Last Edit: November 02, 2017, 11:31:15 AM by acejavelin »


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Re: Help finding information on ANCIENT phone system
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 07:35:07 AM »
acejavelin,

The company was called the Leich Electric Company based out of Genoa, IL. and they had several versions of electromechanical PBXs until they went out of business.

Thanks,

TE

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Re: Help finding information on ANCIENT phone system
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 08:06:40 AM »
acejavelin,

The company was called the Leich Electric Company based out of Genoa, IL. and they had several versions of electromechanical PBXs until they went out of business.

Thanks,

TE
That is it! Gets me started down the right path, thanks.

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