"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by TelePlay, June 12, 2016, 08:37:15 PM
Quote from: TelePlay on June 12, 2016, 08:37:15 PMThe next post will have the before and after photos.
Quote from: TelePlay on June 12, 2016, 08:37:15 PM It seems to be a July 1940 base but the dial and handset were updated in 1956, probably swapped out an E1 for and F1.
Quote from: TelePlay on June 12, 2016, 08:47:52 PMI noticed the black paint came off easy because the pot metal under it was quite smooth. So rather than repaint or powder coat it, I polished it. What you see is polished pot metal coated only with an acid free microcrystalline wax.
Quote from: poplar1 on June 12, 2016, 09:36:14 PMHowever, I'm confused by your remark: Why would a new July 1940 set have an E1- handset? As far as I can tell, by the second half of 1937, F1s were standard on 302s.
Quote from: cloyd on June 12, 2016, 09:46:12 PMThat is a surprising result and beautiful too! Would you attempt this on any phone with a metal body or was this phone originally made in a different way to make the pot metal so smooth? What was your polishing process? Would a clear coat keep it from turning colors? Maybe the color change would be a desirable look.
Quote from: poplar1 on June 12, 2016, 11:45:31 PM"100" at the top of the handle can be either 10/40 or 10/50. The 10/40 has the wires going to the receiver embedded in the "solid" handle, and the 10/50 has red and white conductors for the receiver and a hollow handle.
Quote from: Doug Rose on June 13, 2016, 06:31:18 PMJohn....beautiful phone, but a word of caution. I have done 100s of these metal 302s. Stripped off the paint and I have had just one come out the way yours did. I posted it on the ATCA list thinking I had found a chrome phone under a junker. Most strip to a pewter color, many have corrosion or marks in the metal under the paint and are in need of a repaint. The cradle ears are always tough.