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Telephone Talk => Collector's Corner => Topic started by: persido on January 01, 2015, 08:04:15 AM

Title: Black Dot
Post by: persido on January 01, 2015, 08:04:15 AM
Happy 2015 everyone!!!!

I have been meaning to ask this question for sometime now, I have a bunch of these dials/face plates in my collection, what is the black dot above the finger wheel for?  Ma bell did everything for a reason, so it gotta mean something.

Scot
Title: Re: Black Dot
Post by: TelePlay on January 01, 2015, 08:33:53 AM
I have been meaning to ask this question for sometime now, I have a bunch of these dials/face plates in my collection, what is the black dot above the finger wheel for?

This may help.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=10610.msg112924#msg112924
Title: Re: Black Dot
Post by: poplar1 on January 01, 2015, 09:51:14 AM
These number plates -- coded P-340016 -- were made c. 1952-early 1954 and fit only 6-type dials. They were superseded by the familiar 164A "universal" number plates that fit 2-, 4-, 5- and 6-type dials.
Title: Re: Black Dot
Post by: paul-f on January 01, 2015, 11:22:46 AM
References: C18.005.00, issue 4, 2/63, C34.101, issue 6, 2/55.

http://www.paul-f.com/weNumberPlates.html#P-34016 (http://www.paul-f.com/weNumberPlates.html#P-34016)
Title: Re: Black Dot
Post by: Babybearjs on January 09, 2015, 05:07:33 PM
well, that explains that! funny how engineers design stuff.... black dot, really!
Title: Re: Black Dot
Post by: Russ Kirk on January 09, 2015, 05:31:01 PM
So is the black dot on a 1952-1954 colored 302 set desireable, or undesirable?

It sounds like is is desireable to me.
Title: Re: Black Dot
Post by: unbeldi on January 09, 2015, 05:39:23 PM
That was the fashion of the time. It is as desirable as a no. 6 dial is on phones from that time.  If the phone has a 164 dial plate, you know it's been refurbished.