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Offline olderdude60

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F2 Brass Plunger Fitting Needed
« on: April 15, 2012, 06:52:18 PM »
Hello All - I refinished my F2 - turned out well - I'll post pictures in another thread.  Anyway - I thought I'd done a good job of keeping everything together when I disassembled the F2 - now I cannot locate the small brass bushing that sits with the spring on the cradle pluger.  I'm going to keep an eye out - but what can I use as substitute until then, or purchase a replacement?

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Jim

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Re: F2 Brass Plunger Fitting Needed
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2012, 07:57:59 PM »
Sorry to sound dense, Jim, but can you remind me what an F2 is?

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Re: F2 Brass Plunger Fitting Needed
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2012, 09:03:51 PM »
Oops - I'm bad - A D1 (f2) is stamped inside of where the cradle sits. 

Jim

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Re: F2 Brass Plunger Fitting Needed
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2012, 10:42:34 PM »
I was wondering if it wasn't for a D1 you were talking about, but I wanted to make sure.  I know someone who has them.  I just need to remember who...

I referred someone else to him about a year ago.
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Re: F2 Brass Plunger Fitting Needed
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 09:43:45 AM »
I thought an F2 was a 4 wire WE handset, brother of an F1
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Re: F2 Brass Plunger Fitting Needed
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012, 05:51:54 PM »
Hi  Doug - on the mount, where the cradle nests, there's and F stamped on the left of the hole that accepts the brass cradle plunger, and the number 2 on the right side. 

I don't know what that stamping would indicate.

Jim

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Re: F2 Brass Plunger Fitting Needed
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2012, 07:31:11 PM »
Hi  Doug - on the mount, where the cradle nests, there's and F stamped on the left of the hole that accepts the brass cradle plunger, and the number 2 on the right side. 

I don't know what that stamping would indicate.

Jim
Jim...can you post a picture...good luck...Doug
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Re: F2 Brass Plunger Fitting Needed
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2012, 09:59:34 PM »
Here it is.....

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Re: F2 Brass Plunger Fitting Needed
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2012, 12:10:35 AM »
All I can say is that what ever that number is, it is not normally used in descriptive information anywhere I have seen.  Perhaps it is a production mold number or cast number.  The important thing is that it is a D1 base.

Normally, as Doug mentioned, the part known as an F2 is a variation of the F1 handset.  The F2 being one with a 4-wire cord normally used in switchboard applications

See:  http://www.paul-f.com/we300typ.htm#Fhandsets

I still need to remember who has those bushings......

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Re: F2 Brass Plunger Fitting Needed
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2012, 09:46:34 AM »
Jim....I might have one. I'll check when I get home tonight....Doug
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Re: F2 Brass Plunger Fitting Needed
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2012, 12:44:32 PM »
Are we talking about this part? Or is there another that I'm not seeing? On mine, the part in the picture is fiber, not brass. I'm not sure that it makes any difference, though it might make it easier to find or fab one ...

Bill
« Last Edit: April 17, 2012, 03:25:06 PM by Bill »

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Re: F2 Brass Plunger Fitting Needed
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2012, 12:48:23 PM »
Bill ...I thought he was talking about the brass piece that goes between the spring and the top of the plunger....Doug
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Re: F2 Brass Plunger Fitting Needed
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2012, 03:24:11 PM »
OK, I guess that would explain my confusion. I'm looking at a B-1 (that's what's in my photo), not a D-1, and there is no bushing. Looking down into the neck, I see exactly what is in Olderdude's second photo, but what looks like a sleeve in the opening is actually just a milled-in step in the aluminum casting. The fiber shoulder washer in my photo just presses into the top of this opening.

Again referring to my photo, the smooth brass section above the top of the spring is absolutely not removable. It is milled as part of the brass shaft that goes down through the center of the spring, and the whole thing looks like it was pressed into the black aluminum cross-piece (plunger?)

I don't recall that there were any other parts, but I haven't tried to re-assemble it yet. Hope I'm not missing anything!

Bill
« Last Edit: April 17, 2012, 06:11:50 PM by Bill »

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Re: F2 Brass Plunger Fitting Needed
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2012, 05:54:36 PM »
HOLD THE PHONE - THIS JUST IN........the missing item has been located - see I thought I'd put it somewhere safe....... ;D inside the mount opening for the cradle! - DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Turned the mount upside down, and out it fell!

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Thanks all!
Jim

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Re: F2 Brass Plunger Fitting Needed
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2012, 07:49:28 PM »
All right Jim!!
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