"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: LarryInMichigan on March 26, 2010, 02:53:08 PMQuoteNow for the amazing thing I found out ALL 500's have the front feet point facing out, back feet point faces in. Something I never realized before.Gee, my 500s have been sitting here quietly all this time, and I didn't realize that the front and back feet face different directions. The 302s are not like that.Larry
QuoteNow for the amazing thing I found out ALL 500's have the front feet point facing out, back feet point faces in. Something I never realized before.
Quote from: Dan/Panther on March 26, 2010, 02:54:09 PMDennis;Here is a diagram of the foot as needed.D/P
Quote from: Phonesrfun on March 26, 2010, 03:02:57 PMSeveral posts ago, I believe someone asked a question about the handset that would have been used on the trial phone. Short answer is the G1 with the T1 transmitter and U1 receiver and 4 handset cord wires.[/quoteI'm glad these points have been addressed. One thing that sticks out on this set is how each single piece is "one of a kind", and at the same time the unit still "looks" like a 500, as all the special parts very closely resemble what most of us recognize as production components on regular 500's from 1950-2. Because there are differences on the base, it is possible that the handset could also have subtle differences from 1950 & later handsets. I don't think using a later G-1 would detract, though. As Bill points out, it is perfectly compatible with the network & equalizer & the cord restraints will also work.
Quote from: Drew on March 26, 2010, 07:27:13 PMI notice that on page 268 of the above link, 'Improved Telephone' by Ingolis and Tuffnell it states that the 50 units used in the field test models during the summer and fall of 1948, that approval of appearance and performance was sought. So the design of the 500's shell and the G1 handset existed in mid 1948, earlier then the 1949 date so often mentioned ?Drew
Quote from: Dan/Panther on March 26, 2010, 08:32:37 PMI'm still trying to get the Duct tape residue off of the bottom.Here is what has not worked so far.WD-40Goo-GoneMineral OilAlcoholnaphthalighter FluidButaneI have to be extremely careful of the markings on the bottom, so I'm only testing on isolated areas where no markings are even close. I even Googled to remove dried Duct Tape Residue, they said Baby oil, that's just scented mineral oil correct??? No dice.D/P