"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by poplar1, March 11, 2014, 09:36:49 AM
Quote from: JimH on March 22, 2016, 05:29:53 PMNot sure if anyone has ever covered why they started stamping dates on the bottom of the "500"s, and not the 302s. From about 1950 forward, all sets were date-stamped on the bottom. I wonder if it was a throw-back to when all of the desk sets were had fabric or leather covered bottoms?Jim
Quote from: JimH on March 22, 2016, 06:25:01 PMAlso, the progression of how they marked the bottom. From the silver paint of the early 500s with the black bases, to the black ink on the goldish bases starting about 1966. Refurbished sets had date stickers placed over the old dates by the early 70s. New sets starting about the late 70s had simple square white labels (with rounded corners) with the model number and date printed on them.Jim
Quote from: Autonut on March 22, 2016, 03:31:51 PMI took the phone apart again, here is what I found.Handset cord is a 53 H3BF IVMounting cord is a 57 D3BB 25-0 I guess it's not all matching numbers.CDN Doug
Quote from: poplar1 on April 27, 2016, 09:10:46 PMOn the other hand, we now have confirmation that the D3AK cord-- which does have S-hook restraints on both ends, suitable for desk stands and 102s -- was the only standard mounting cord for non-portable color 302s, at least by 1955.