"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: McHeath on April 04, 2010, 01:53:33 AMWow, wonders never cease in this thread, now I've seen my first component of a 1949 model 500, Paul's dial. So D/P are you saying that you have not yet been able to get the phone to work properly? Did you say that the seller said that there were green and red wires attached on a line cord still when he got it? Fingers are crossed that this phone will work!
Quote from: Dan/Panther on April 04, 2010, 02:59:08 PMI have understood that 180,000 trial sets were manufactured in 1949, yet in the last paragraph of page 1 and the first paragraph of page 11, It clearly states that because of complications at the Indianapolis plant, concerning start up issues, a delay was caused and production in 1950 was to be 180,000, but only half that made it into actual production. I'm wondering now, if the 1950 figures, were actually the first. If they couldn't make 1950 quota, what makes anyone think they made any of the 1949 quota. My logic tells me back to square one, NO 1949 Production 500 sets were ever produced.Paul has a 1949 dial, suppliers of parts to Indianapolis they likely found there way into early 1950 sets. It makes sense to me if there were only 90,000 1950 sets made and they show up regularly, if 180,000 1949 sets were allegedly made, WHERE ARE THEY. We can finds some of 90,000 sets, but none of 180,00 sets. I've always said the simplest answer is USUALLY the correct answer. To explain why no 1949 sets can be found, would be much harder to answer than to say, they never made any.JMHOD/P
Quote from: Dan/Panther on April 04, 2010, 04:05:53 PMI can see it now, I walk into a phone show, look under a bench, and pull out a 1949 set, look at it, and proclaim; "They do exist", then proceed to faint.
Quote from: Dan/Panther on April 04, 2010, 04:23:57 PMMy Goodness, I just Googled Donald Genaro, it shows age 79, living in San Marcos, that's just 40, miles from me, is He one and the same. I'll drive the phone there Tomorrow if it's acceptable to Don.It also said he succeeded Henry Dreyfus after Henry's death.D/P
Quote from: AtomicEraTom on April 04, 2010, 04:34:41 PMSomeone's been watching the M&M's Christmas Commercial!Quote from: Dan/Panther on April 04, 2010, 04:05:53 PMI can see it now, I walk into a phone show, look under a bench, and pull out a 1949 set, look at it, and proclaim; "They do exist", then proceed to faint.