"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by poplar1, March 08, 2014, 08:28:18 PM
Quote from: rp2813 on March 11, 2014, 06:03:25 PMThe mention below of solid core vs. hollow core F1 handsets prompts another question.I thought maybe there was a connection between those two types and the terms "Made By Western Electric" (solid) and "Manufactured By Western Electric" (hollow) on the grips, but I checked and found one of my solid core types has the "Made By . . ." on it. So much for that theory. Why would they even go to the trouble of changing that one word? I've always felt that "Manufactured By . . ." indicated an earlier handset. This change may be too esoteric to ever figure out when it was made, but I thought I'd throw it out there.
QuoteSince the last digit is either a 1, 2 or 3, I suspect they could indicate the shift during which the housing was produced.