Colors and Styles
Ericofon Model Numbers
LM Ericsson in Sweden
designated all Ericofons with a model number starting with DBJ500. From here, the model
number is affected by the construction of the phone, including the shell color.
Britain used the model number of 600 for the Ericofon.
North Electric used the model number '52' to designate the rotary version
of the Ericofon.
There are also a number of nicknames
associated with the Ericofon. In Sweden (and other places), the Ericofon is known as the
"Cobra Phone" (or Kobra) because of it's similarity with the snake. Another
common name for the Ericofon is the "Erica Phone". Don't ask me why so many
people insist on calling it an "Erica Phone", but a lot of people do.
All TouchTone chassis were made by LM Ericsson in Sweden. These were
shipped to the USA where the shells were added. Some were made for use in Europe and
possibly Canada. I have seen very few of these, so they couldn't have had very many out
North Electric produced most of the TouchTones and they designated them with the model
number of '60A'.
This model, introduced in 1976 as part of the centennial celebration of
the LM Ericsson company was only made in Sweden. LM Ericsson in Sweden gave this phone the
nickname "Centenary Ericofon" for this reason.