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Telephone Talk => Collector's Corner => Topic started by: poplar1 on August 12, 2015, 06:39:59 AM

Title: Recent finds
Post by: poplar1 on August 12, 2015, 06:39:59 AM
500D-53 dated 11-56
Mostly Matching Dates -- missing mounting cord [D3BG]
H4BG-53 (straight red handset cord) III 56
Baseplate 11-56
425B Network 11-56
C4A Ringer  III 70
7C-53 Dial 3-56  (P-19B524 open center finger wheel)
Housing 11 15 56 2
G-3 handle 11-56
Receiver Cap 11-56
U1 Receiver Unit  11-15-56
Transmitter Cap 11-56
T1 Transmitter Unit 11 13 56



I bought this mainly because of the straight red handset cord.
It was a BIN (Buy it Now) for $35 + $11.65 shipping (Ebay  8/3/15).

Title: Re: Recent finds
Post by: poplar1 on August 12, 2015, 06:50:31 AM
500DR-61 4-58
Light Gray 500 from April, 1958
All dates matching (except mtg. cord)
Purchased 7/29/15 for $20 + $10 shipping --Ebay BIN

Title: Re: Recent finds
Post by: poplar1 on August 12, 2015, 07:13:49 AM
302G-8--OXIDIZED SILVER--
1940 manufacture, rebuilt in 1951 with new 5J dial , clear plungers and new cords.
STAINLESS FINGER WHEEL -- Nice Cords
H3C-8 silver handset cord dated 51; long silver mounting cord===
Note paint on housing is very good; flaking on brown Bakelite handset (no groove)
Mounting Cord end was modified by previous owner in order to accommodate Suttle  plug


O-77(302#8h) "40R51" $51.01 + $14.99 shipping = $66  6/14/15 (2 bids)
Title: Re: Recent finds
Post by: poplar1 on August 12, 2015, 07:44:27 AM
20-AL (1020-AL) desk stand with 334A subset.

Other than the receiver cord, this appears to be unmodified since the original installation almost 100 years ago. Note the green silk desk stand cord and the decal on the subset. Paint is original. Receiver is like new. This is the way I like to find them; nothing I could do to improve it, other than finding an original receiver cord, as that would destroy the originality. I like to see how the "cording" was done in the factory.

Purchased for $101.40 + $22 shipping on 6/14/15.

In order for the decal to be right side up, the gongs should be at the bottom. (The 333A wall set does have the gongs at the top. The hinges can be mounted on either side of the chassis.)
Title: Re: Recent finds
Post by: poplar1 on August 12, 2015, 08:24:59 AM
AT&T Technologies (formerly WE) 2500MMG - ? (BROWN)
Unpainted brown 2500 set with A lead control for use behind a 1A2 Key System.
Unusual color, not repainted.
$5 + $6.75 shipping 5/7/15 on Ebay.
Title: Re: Recent finds
Post by: poplar1 on August 12, 2015, 08:35:11 AM
Thanks to a tip from unbeldi for this 1928 Atlanta Directory. At that time, except for the WAlnut and MAin panel offices, all of Atlanta still had manual phones.

Purchased 5/4/15.

Title: Re: Recent finds
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on August 12, 2015, 08:53:34 AM
Great finds, especially the red 500 with the matching straight handset cord!

Title: Re: Recent finds
Post by: electric al on August 12, 2015, 11:52:14 AM
Great finds, especially the red 500 with the matching straight handset cord!




 Great stuff ! Enter it all in the find of the month !!
Title: Re: Recent finds
Post by: WesternElectricBen on August 12, 2015, 11:55:47 AM
Those are all some sweet finds, David.

Ben
Title: Re: Recent finds
Post by: HarrySmith on August 12, 2015, 10:24:26 PM
darn! Those are some awesome finds! I need to spend a lot more time on eBay!
Title: Re: Recent finds
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on August 12, 2015, 10:33:19 PM
I remember last year for some reason I was searching ebay recent BiNs, but turned my phone off for about 10 minutes before going back to searching. This time, for some reason, I was looking at recent sold BiNs under the same search title. There, right in front of me, for the whole world to see, was a 1955 Ivory 500 with a matching straight cord that had just sold for $20 BiN! In those short 10 minutes, I lost out on a beautiful phone like that for dirt cheap! :'(
It would be pretty cool to see a picture of a family reunion of Yellow, Red, Ivory, Brown, and Rose Beige 500s with matching color straight cords!
Title: Re: Recent finds
Post by: poplar1 on August 13, 2015, 10:58:59 PM
Here is an early "silent" 5H-type dial with phenol pulse pawl. (This style pawl was used for 5-type dials from 1936 - II 38.) I bought this one to get the undated plastic 150A dial number plate...note that this is an all plastic plate, not a 149A metal plate with plastic laminate. The dial is dated IV 37.
(149-type plates: 1934-1938; standard 150-type plates are 1938-1953)

Purchased 2/2/15.
Link is still working as of today:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/WESTERN-ELECTRIC-1937-EARLY-5H-TELEPHONE-DIAL-/111585598091

Steve H. told me that he got it from Paul Vaverchak.

Seller description:
This Western Electric 5H dial is dated IV-37, which makes it accurate for use on the first-issue #302 telephone sets. The finger wheel is iron, the switch pile-up is similar to that of a 4H dial. The pulsing pawls on early 5H dials are made of a plastic compound, not iron. This one is in good shape. The dial has been lubricated and calibrated. Note that the face plate on this dial is an original plastic one, not a metal one with a celluloid covering. This dial will complete your early #302 telephone. It ships domestically via Priority Mail, Small Box. I will be most happy to answer any questions you may have.
Title: Re: Recent finds
Post by: poplar1 on August 13, 2015, 11:30:20 PM

It would be pretty cool to see a picture of a family reunion of Yellow, Red, Ivory, Brown, and Rose Beige 500s with matching color straight cords!

  H4BG (straight):                           
   As of 5/55 BSP: only -50 (ivory), -52 (gray) and -54 (brown) H4BG cords are listed.  (C36.101 issue 13, May, 1955)
   So, the red and other colors must have been later than mid-1955. This red one is dated III 56. (The only other H4BG I have is ivory.)

   I believe that the H4BG cord jackets were vinyl. The straight black neoprene cords, still used in 1956, were coded H4BF.
Title: Re: Recent finds
Post by: Dan/Panther on August 14, 2015, 12:14:53 PM
That Silver 302 brought back some memories.
Looks like the first phone I ever worked on.
Mine was just silver spray paint. I still have the phone, and it works great.
D/P

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