"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by evilw, August 19, 2021, 11:38:01 PM
Quote from: TelePlay on August 22, 2021, 04:33:17 PMAre you sure? According to poplar1's date topic, it seems an F1W handset would not have been found on a 5302From his post: http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=11422.msg125729#msg1257295302(conversions only) (1955-1963) 2-6-63 housing found with Bell System markings Handset: F1-type GF-type G1 F4The 4-11-62 set I have has an F1 handset. F1W handsets were used on partial phones sold to another phone manufacturer for completion and sale.
Quote from: poplar1 on August 22, 2021, 07:00:49 PMF1W handset would be ok if the housing did not say "Bell System."
Quote from: evilw on August 23, 2021, 03:22:05 PMThis handle is only marked Western Electric Company. Were all F1Ws marked like this?Thanks
Quote from: poplar1 on August 23, 2021, 03:49:46 PM"W" after a part number means "without Bell System markings." These are parts or phones that were sold outside the Bell System.My point was that if your handset had been used with a 5302, the housing of said 5302 would be marked "Western Electric" but not "Bell System made by Western Electric."At the place I worked in the 70s, we had a supply of NOS 5302 housings (without Bell System markings). We used these to replace broken housings on 302s. So we did not have the adjustable ringers or the updated markings on the bottom of the phone.
Quote from: evilw on August 23, 2021, 03:56:34 PMGreat Information, Thanks! Would a 1956 stamped, "non Bell System" 5302 Housing exist?
Quote from: poplar1 on August 23, 2021, 04:05:08 PMI guess you also know that the 5302 was never manufactured as a new set. They were only conversions of 302s.