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Started by magicbrain, March 02, 2019, 05:12:28 PM
Quote from: TelePlay on March 03, 2019, 12:53:31 AMIIRC, the dial appears to be a Mercedes without the number card holder.
Quote from: Western Bell on March 04, 2019, 04:07:12 PMWell, not so. This similar Mercedes dial did have those holes and it had 2 long, slotted thumbscrew machine screws holding it to the base.
Quotewhich except for the missing number card holder on yours looks very much the same to me, unless I am not seeing something major.
Quotethis IIRC is the second version of dial from AE with the 3rd version being the most common and unchanged over the years.
QuoteThe candlestick that had this Mercedes with the number card holder was said to be an AE Type 21 and the dial is a was said to be a Model 1918 Mercedes.
QuoteThe Sunburst was the first AE dial, IIRC.
Quote from: Stubbypylon on April 21, 2019, 08:17:05 AMI don't know if all nickel plated AE Stepbase candlesticks came with a Sunburst dial, but I do know that all Sunburst dials (when on a candlestick) were found on nickel plated Stepbase sticks.
Quote from: Jack Ryan on April 21, 2019, 10:52:50 AMThe Sunburst dial was released before the step base candlestick existed so it was first mounted on an AE CB candlestick in the then standard position, near the top of the stem.Thereafter, as far as I know, on a brass nickel plated step based candlestick.By the way, the subject phone is unlikely to be original - it was probably nickel plated (or chrome plated) when it was converted to a lamp.Jack