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Re: E1 Hanset - Red Star - Has Anyone Seen One Before???
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2010, 11:21:45 PM »
Dan, I see the Oct 30, I was talking about the capacitor.  Now that Jorge mentioned it, I can see the faint 29 there too.  It probably has IV 29 which would be the last quarter of 1929.  That's an old one.

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Re: E1 Hanset - Red Star - Has Anyone Seen One Before???
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2010, 11:42:07 PM »
Sorry, maybe this will redeem me.
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Re: E1 Handset - Red Star - Has Anyone Seen One Before???
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2010, 12:15:01 PM »
You guys must be seeing a "29" that I can't, even with the transmitter right in front of me!  I see "129A" but that's it.
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Re: E1 Handset - Red Star - Has Anyone Seen One Before???
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2010, 12:43:12 PM »
I've seen a star on the receiver end, but not on the transmitter end.

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Re: E1 Handset - Red Star - Has Anyone Seen One Before???
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2010, 01:20:39 PM »
Ralph did you see my enlarged enhanced photo of the writing on the capacitor above ? I also see 129A. Also it appears to say I 33, or I35. My two say 129A followed by I-36, the other III-33.
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Re: E1 Handset - Red Star - Has Anyone Seen One Before???
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2010, 02:12:26 PM »
Well Ralph, that answers that.  It's a 129A capacitor.  I just wondered if the capacitor date confirmed or was consistent with the date stamped on the transmitter piece.

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Re: E1 Handset - Red Star - Has Anyone Seen One Before???
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2010, 02:57:07 PM »
I used the computer to best match the colors so It could highlight the words and letters as close as possible. The photo is a close up of my cap. I selected the color that showed the most writing in the drawing, then asked it to match all like colors in the immediate vicinity. the top portion of the 36 was already very clear, so it just picked up the colors that matched in the brighter area.


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Re: E1 Handset - Red Star - Has Anyone Seen One Before???
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2010, 03:50:01 PM »
I guess maybe my transmitter is an early type before they started dating them the way D/P's are.

Interesting that yours are dated 36, D/P, as I have an F1 from 5/36, which would be II/36 on a 129A.  Did they overlap production of both types?  I would think they would have stopped making 129A's as soon as the F1's were in production since the F1 really brought things up to standards of even modern day carbon transmitters.
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Re: E1 Handset - Red Star - Has Anyone Seen One Before???
« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2010, 08:18:39 AM »
So getting back to the original question, does anyone know what these stars mean?
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Re: E1 Hanset - Red Star - Has Anyone Seen One Before???
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2010, 03:45:40 AM »
The big red Texaco star?

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Re: E1 Handset - Red Star - Has Anyone Seen One Before???
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2010, 12:21:31 AM »
This may not have anything to do with the E1 handset, but here is part of a BSP for the F-1 handset I found.
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