ATE Protea

ATE Protea
ATE Protea
ATE Protea wall
ATE Protea wall

Developed by ATE (Automatic Telephone and Electric Company, in Great Britain) and introduced in the late 1960s.

It was only used by the South African Post Office.

It’s design was based on the British Ericsson type Etelux. It was made of a thermo plastic material and available in various colours. It could be used as a wall and table telephone.

Protea dimple dialRemarkably this telephone was fitted with a so called dimple dial, like the SABA W46. The finger wheel did not have holes, but so called dimpled, in which a finger could be placed.

Later version had a touch tone key pad.