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Started by wurzel1765, November 11, 2020, 06:49:07 AM
Quote from: countryman on November 11, 2020, 12:10:52 PMNice indeed, and not a single one is like the other...Is there any chance to narrow down the period of time when these were produced? Especially the dial versions?
Quote from: countryman on November 12, 2020, 03:14:09 AMI'm asking because I still try to figure out whether they were always made with the "mercedes" dial, or possibly late models had what I call "the French standard dial" from factory.My Thomson-Houston column phone is the short version like the second from right in wurzel's pic, but with a "standard" dial. The clear finger-wheel is younger than the phone, but might the actual dial body be original?
Quote from: countryman on November 12, 2020, 03:14:09 AM...The clear fingerwheel is younger than the phone, but might the actual dial body be original?
Quote from: FABphones on November 12, 2020, 05:29:09 AMIn addition, there were two other main versions of dial that I know of (ie, have), in between the Mercedes dial and the one you have there.
Quote from: Jack Ryan on November 12, 2020, 07:12:19 AMI don't suppose you can photograph them?...
Quote from: FABphones on November 12, 2020, 07:28:38 AMI definitely can, but you will need to bump this topic in a few weeks time as a reminder as I am not at home at the moment.
Quote from: FABphones on November 12, 2020, 05:29:09 AMThe clear finger wheel is correct for that dial. They belong together. In all likelihood that dial would have been put on that phone at a much later date, and would not have been the first dial it had.