First launched in 1983, the Merlin telephone system was the successor to the 1A2 Key / ComKey phone systems.
In what should be considered a real-world testament to the quality of AT&T / Lucent's hardware and software designs, it continues to impress us that so many people are still running this same system more than 30 years after its debut.
"Ma Bell", as AT&T was known due to its monopoly over US telephone system networks, was broken apart in 1982 into what became known as the "Baby Bells". While a complete history of AT&T won't be necessary in this context, it's worth noting that AT&T was later known as Lucent, which was subsequently known as Avaya - this succession of different names means that if you purcahse a Merlin business phone, it may have any of those three brands inscribed on it although they are all functionally identical.
We are always seeking used Merlin Telephone equipment and under most circumstances will pay for shipping by sending you prepaid label(s). Please get in touch with a list of what you have to offer and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.