I can't remember if I posted this but here is my Nordstrom telephone from the DDR, stamped 1967 on the inside. It dials but the ring has more of a "thud" sound to it. Like something is wrong with the bell. I'll have to investigate that one of these days. Not like I have a cordless phone sitting right next to it. The carbon microphone was faulty and causing a lot of static so I modified a mic from an American telephone. When I was talking to Dad he said I sounded like I was talking into a tin can! About like the time he was talking to me on a bluetooth with his cell. Don't anybody decide to call me at 2 in the morning after they have been drinking heavily! Yes that's my phone number.