"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by poplar1, March 17, 2023, 10:19:55 AM
Quote from: TelePlay on March 18, 2023, 04:37:38 PMThat makes sense. As for the dial, it must have shipped on the metal flange that would simply mount on to the dial attachment posts. Or did the dial come stand alone and had to be mounted on the metal flange that would hold it in place?And the 6U dial ordered from WE was a real #6 dial as shown in the attached image, not an all plastic dial Contempra said he has on his phone (hopefully he will post images of).Given the network and ringer assembly on a "sled" and the ordered dial, that would say the "empty housing" included the dial attachment posts and the hook switch assembly attached to the metal base plate (with the rubber feet attached), right?
Quote from: paul-f on March 19, 2023, 12:39:38 AMAccording to AT&T's Events in Telecommunication History, the Design Line was announced in March 1974, featuring the Exeter, Accent, Celebrity, Elite, and Stowaway sets.It also mentioned that the Phone Center Store trial started in July 1970. I suspect the 88x models that were later considered part of the Design Line were available before 1974 and used in the trials. (Looking for confirmation.)As noted in the BSP quote above, one goal of the Design Line was to have complete phones available for sale. This eliminated the need for a customer to purchase a housing and schedule a service call to manually install the internal components (as was the norm before the Design Line).
Quote...Originally, there would have been a "dummy" dial, which was removed...
Quote from: poplar1 on March 19, 2023, 02:20:34 PMI question the 1970 date for Phone Center Stores...
Quote from: FABphones on March 19, 2023, 02:42:07 PMDoes anyone have any photos of the dummy dial (both sides)?
Quote from: paul-f on March 19, 2023, 03:10:21 PMLook here: https://www.telephonecollectors.info/index.php/search?q=%22events+in+telephone+history%22
Quote from: TelePlay on March 18, 2023, 10:37:00 AMYou have "(which) one," a true WE Coquette or the reproduction with a Tamara dial?Can you post pictures of the insides, the dial back and the inside base including the network and ringer?