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Offline Dan

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Got an EARLY Black WE500. I am pumped !!!!!
« on: April 24, 2013, 12:08:46 AM »
This looks promising. The curly operator on the dial plate is awesome.If someone  could please help me and post pictures . I will post the auction link. (I know if no pictures are posted the link becomes worthless after a while!)

http://tinyurl.com/abvlhab

This may be the missing link between Dan/Panther's 1948 prototype  and some of the 1950's we have on this forum.
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Re: Got an EARLY Black WE500. I am pumped !!!!!
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2013, 12:17:13 AM »
Here are a three of the pictures Dan. Looks like a good deal for an early 500! Congratulations!

Terry
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Re: Got an EARLY Black WE500. I am pumped !!!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2013, 12:52:50 AM »
Great find Dan!!!

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Re: Got an EARLY Black WE500. I am pumped !!!!!
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2013, 05:16:52 AM »

This phone qualifies as a Find of the Month candidate for April!  Nice find, Dan.  I've been searching for one of those for years----since I missed the last one I saw on eBay with the curved OPERATOR.  Congratulations!  (Green with envy)! :)


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Re: Got an EARLY Black WE500. I am pumped !!!!!
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013, 06:12:33 AM »
Thanks folks. I have been WAY too busy at work and needed to cruise ebay for a phone fix.  I was lucky to be at the right place at the right time. I hope under the hood it is original!
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Re: Got an EARLY Black WE500. I am pumped !!!!!
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2013, 10:23:20 AM »
Dan:
We want to see under the hood pictures when it arrives home. Congratulations.
Jorge

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Re: Got an EARLY Black WE500. I am pumped !!!!!
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 10:56:48 AM »
What a find!  That beats my 12/50 by nine months.  At some point during that period, the lettering on the bezel changed.

Larry

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Re: Got an EARLY Black WE500. I am pumped !!!!!
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2013, 11:15:44 AM »
That looks like it may have a back painted dial.
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Re: Got an EARLY Black WE500. I am pumped !!!!!
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013, 12:03:20 PM »
512?!  That phone came from Austin, Texas (or abouts)!

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Re: Got an EARLY Black WE500. I am pumped !!!!!
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2013, 03:35:22 PM »
Great find there, Dan you lucky dog. Can't wait to see the pictures from under the shell - want to bet there might be some parts from 1949?
Tom

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Re: Got an EARLY Black WE500. I am pumped !!!!!
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2013, 05:57:04 PM »
Congratulations, can't wait to see more pictures when it arrives!

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Re: Got an EARLY Black WE500. I am pumped !!!!!
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2013, 07:59:21 PM »
Allright Dan!!! Right under everybody's nose. Great find....Doug
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Offline Dan

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Re: Got an EARLY Black WE500. I am pumped !!!!!
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2013, 08:54:16 PM »
I will post photos when I get it. The seller said he would pack it the way I told him to (kindly) to avoid  cracks, so the first hurdle has been jumped.
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Re: Got an EARLY Black WE500. I am pumped !!!!!
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2013, 09:43:19 AM »
Sweet find! And for 30 bucks!

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Re: Got an EARLY Black WE500. I am pumped !!!!!
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2013, 04:04:11 PM »
According to Ebay, it should be here tomorrow(monday)
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