"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Dan/Panther, March 20, 2010, 11:08:11 PM
Quote from: Jim S. on March 27, 2010, 02:25:33 PMhttp://blog.modernmechanix.com/category/communications/telephone/page/7/Here is ad for the new set (page 7 2nd photo). There are some interesting telephone ads on this site.Jim
Quote from: dencins on March 28, 2010, 12:06:59 AMQuote from: Jim S. on March 27, 2010, 02:25:33 PMhttp://blog.modernmechanix.com/category/communications/telephone/page/7/Here is ad for the new set (page 7 2nd photo). There are some interesting telephone ads on this site.JimIt is interesting in the smaller picture (wherever it went) that the footpad above the ringer volume dial does not have a rivet. It is a screw on just like D/P set. My opinion is these must be pictures of a prototype since production started with riveted leather footpads. The advertisement is dated Jun, 1949.The other picture would seem to be how the prototype looked - clear plungers, black body, G1 handset, straight vinyl cord, Z under Operator on dial, etc.This is my vote how the phone should look.Dennis
Quote from: JorgeAmely on March 28, 2010, 11:58:06 AMD/P:Another way to share this rare finding is to write an article about the set and submit it for publishing to the Singing Wires magazine. You could contact Russ Cowell for information about guidelines and what not.I am sure they would welcome an article 3 or 4 pages long with half a dozen pictures.
Quote from: McHeath on March 28, 2010, 12:59:26 AMNot only are those plungers clear, they appear to be from a 302 as they are flat topped and rather short. As was noted this ad is from June of 49', so this is more than likely what your phone looked like D/P when it was intact.