"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Doug Rose, January 14, 2016, 02:05:27 PM
Quote from: Doug Rose on January 15, 2016, 11:27:59 AMI finished up the quasi 307 and was shocked by the date on the shell 2 19 65 or 3 21 1965. It is a fully functional Manual 302 but was a 307 as it has the 307 parts. Plus it has the holes where parts were removed.
QuoteBase is dated 3/48 by the rear screw and not in the front where dates usually are. 3/49 on the ringer, 2-49 on the transmitter and 8 31 49 the receiver.
QuoteThis seems like there was an awful lot of trouble to convert a 307, but then again WE did not waster anything.This came out of the lot of Hotel phones Janet found about five years ago. It was covered with awful green specs of paint where they must have painted the rooms. That is why it was in the back of my to do phones. I have many that had a few specs, this guy was covered. I am bored and working on anything I can find. I am on Disability until 1/25. Why couldn't this have happened in JULY!!...Doug
Quote from: Dan/Panther on January 15, 2016, 01:51:35 PMI'd like to hear more input on this. I'm really curious what you have Doug. Could it be experimental, Prototype, or just a Frankenphone. ?
QuoteJust curious, I have a phone designated 440EC-3, inside it has the vermilion numbers as shown below.So my guess the phone listed in this thread is dated 2-8-43, and the other numbers are a serial.D/P
Quote from: Doug Rose on January 15, 2016, 04:04:59 PMThe marking on the shell still has me wondering. All thermoplastic 302s have a date on the front of the shell, as this does. There is no marking on the back where H7, AB1 or AA1 etc would have been. As I stated before, a lot of work for just making it into a 302.....Doug
Quote from: unbeldi on January 15, 2016, 03:28:45 PMQuote from: Dan/Panther on January 15, 2016, 01:51:35 PMI'd like to hear more input on this. I'm really curious what you have Doug. Could it be experimental, Prototype, or just a Frankenphone. ?Why suspect anything more than a refurbishment of a 307 base with new components to make a 302? By the care taken with the ringer dating, it appears to be a shop modification with the proper equipment to tune the ringer.Prototypes would be specially marked anyways.