"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Stormcrash, January 31, 2022, 08:59:27 PM
Quote from: tubaman on February 01, 2022, 02:44:31 AMVery nice - I do like 5302s. My one has the earlier F handset but I'd like one with a G type like this.Your G1 handset appears to have the later acrylic caps and they are often not a good match for each other.
Quote from: poplar1 on February 01, 2022, 11:23:29 AMThis is not a standard G1 handset. Rather, it is a GF type: G1 handle, HA1 receiver unit, and F1 transmitter unit, and special caps marked "H" and "F." I have never seen these special caps in Bakelite: Perhaps they were not introduced until 1958 or 1959. Photo from http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23052.msg231712#msg231712
Quote from: Stormcrash on February 01, 2022, 12:47:27 PMI would ask if anyone has a spare insert for the HA1 receiver in the GF but I suspect they're rarer than hens teeth given that you only find a GF attached to a 5300 so spare parts are unlikely. May have to give some though on how one could be fabricated, I have a friend with a 3d printer so may have to give some thought to how one can be madeAny tips on how to dislodge the transmitter and to get the receiver cap to go all the way on easily again? I think if I just keep working it the tenite threads will adjust against the bakelite from heat/friction but not sure if that's the best way