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#31
Telephone LINKS Information / Re: WE Hawthorne Plant
Last post by paul-f - January 27, 2023, 10:30:06 PM
Interesting insights.

Fact checkers may wish to consult the following:

Western Electric Hawthorne: It's Life And People (Bell System document)
https://www.telephonecollectors.info/index.php/search?q=hawthorne+life+people

The Microphone - Hawthorne Works employee magazine, April 1973
https://www.telephonecollectors.info/index.php/search?q=hawthorne+employee+publication

HAWTHORNE WORKS by Rick Miles, Singing Wires, October 2011

A VISIT TO THE HAWTHORNE MUSEUM by Remco Enthoven, Singing Wires, Jan. 2013
#32
Telephone LINKS Information / WE Hawthorne Plant
Last post by TelePlay - January 27, 2023, 04:51:41 PM
Found this interesting site covering the history of Western Electric's Hawthorne plant in Chicago (Cicero), Illinois.

http://industrialscenery.blogspot.com/2016/01/western-electrics-hawthorne-works.html?m=1

An interesting look back at that period using factual and anecdotal information.
#33
General Discussion / Re: Lamp Phone Atrocities!
Last post by Robert Gift - January 27, 2023, 04:33:50 PM
If there are many thousands of these payphones, I would try to run a lamp shaft up againsthe against the back. (Metal screws through the lamp shaft securing ito it to the back causing damage but as little damage as possible.)

Not drilling a hole in the top of the ITT desk phone I am working on.  (WE base and handset)

I would wanthe want the pay phone working.

Could it be made to require coins even though connected touresidentialine to our residential line?

Thank you.
#34
Collector's Corner / Re: Looking for WE 327A interc...
Last post by Witty - January 27, 2023, 03:52:41 PM
Last pics.
I'll post pics when it's finished.

#35
Collector's Corner / Re: Looking for WE 327A interc...
Last post by Witty - January 27, 2023, 03:50:53 PM
More pics.

#36
Collector's Corner / Re: Looking for WE 327A interc...
Last post by Witty - January 27, 2023, 03:48:40 PM
David,
Thanks!
Those pictures help a lot. Mine isn't the Special, it's just the plain 327 A. It has the same 273W transmitter attached with the same 3 clips. My hook switch is much different, and mine looks like it has an early WE resistor connected inside. My push button is on the side vs bottom. The label inside mine has worn away, you can see where it was, and the outside WE decal was on the right side on mine. I can replace that.
My receiver looks original but is labeled Hawthorn, with a Z by the pin connectors. The cap is stuck so I need to get that loose some how.
I brought this out to clean and restore but wanted to make sure it's all there. Compared to your pics I think it probably is.

I've attached some pics below.
Thanks again!

#39
Old Free to a Good Home Listings / Re: Free to a good home- 302 &...
Last post by jbro53 - January 27, 2023, 02:58:26 PM
These sets have been rehomed to a new owner. Thanks for your inquiries!   
#40
Collector's Corner / Re: Looking for WE 327A interc...
Last post by poplar1 - January 27, 2023, 02:07:47 PM
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