"GPO Gladstone Bag"
Were they the brown leather ones that you would keep your "81s" and "butt" in? 😀
@Paul608085 That is the one, I have my ratchet & tongs in mine. I still use my 81s.
When I jumped through the "window of opportunity" MERS I bought the contents of my office (a computer, mobile phone, etc etc) and all the tools in my possession for £5, Best deal ever from BT.
I don't remember "ratchet & tongs" - what were they? (I joined BT in 1981, so maybe from before then?).
@licquoriceYes and probably enough kit to maintain a CB, CBS, Strowger, crossbar or TXE2 exchange and a heap of thermistors and heat coils, I still have a couple of reels of propper lead solder.
My best job was mixed maintenance where I had a complete patch, subscribers plus the exchange the only thing I did not dabble with was underground although I did do the course on joining fibre optic cable, and made a nice lamp using a cable off cut.
good to read some humour.
I'm on to a call centre for help, currently waitng44 mins, 56 mins predicted.....don't know how a DV handset would handle this. It's good old cordless phone in use, plugged in to SH2.