"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 April 04, 2010, 09:44:24 PM I suspect it was your post. I only recall seeing 1 posting on the subject. Paul's site is the best location for this info. He already has many pages on field trial and pre-production sets. Plus since I have his site on my desktop It will make it easy for me to find.JMO,JimBTW aren't you in C*net, if so contact Kyle , aka Bellsystem property
Quote from: Dan/Panther on April 05, 2010, 09:45:21 PMI was going to clean up the shell mounting screws, when I noticed one was bent.I wonder if that indicates that when someone attempted to remove the shell, the screw wasn't out all of the way, and they just ripped it off ?D/P
Quote from: rp2813 on April 05, 2010, 07:36:43 PMI just noticed something interesting on Paul F.'s site that others may want to check out and chime in. Maybe it's just me, but . . .The photos in the section on the model 500's development timeline include one of a trial phone with the O/Z lettering, and an early production model from 1949 with the curved "OPERATOR" lettering. Take a close look at the fingerwheel on the production model. It's not reflective like the number card cover or the bezel. I shined a lamp at the front of my 10/50 and the fingerwheel did reflect, but it could be something with the angle, although I couldn't reproduce the very dull look I'm seeing in the subject photo. I'm wondering if this "production" model's fingerwheel might be made of the same material as the broken one that came with D/P's trial set.
Quote from: Jim S. on April 06, 2010, 12:29:04 AMThe annual report may of been writte by the folks in marketing and may not provide "solid" info.The 2 main reports we have been discussing were written by and for engineers. Engineers tend to be specific and precise. Marketing guys aren'tJim
Quote from: McHeath on April 05, 2010, 10:28:54 PMGood theory, it does seem to have been dropped at some point as the broken fingerwheel and bent screw hint at.