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Telephone Talk => Collector's Corner => Topic started by: WEBellSystemChristian on January 01, 2017, 03:20:06 PM

Title: The 302 turns 80!!
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on January 01, 2017, 03:20:06 PM
This year, the 302 turns 80 years old! Well, technically, it turned 80 around October/November (III 36), but 1937 is more recognized, and it's the first full year of production. Plus, it's easier to remember.

Here are my '37s. The back two still need a lot of work, but they're still great examples!

Post pictures of your '37s prized 302s if you want!
Title: Re: The 302 turns 80!!
Post by: Robert Guth on January 01, 2017, 04:57:37 PM
My Northern Electric twins (younger than 80, but much loved)...
Title: Re: The 302 turns 80!!
Post by: Robert Guth on January 01, 2017, 05:00:14 PM
interior view...
1946 metal case w/4H dial (left) & 1949 plastic case w/5H dial (right)
Title: Re: The 302 turns 80!!
Post by: andre_janew on January 01, 2017, 05:40:42 PM
I remember someone working on a replica of a Field Trial 302 phone.  I haven't heard much about it lately.  I wonder if they made any progress on it.
Title: Re: The 302 turns 80!!
Post by: WEBellSystemChristian on January 01, 2017, 06:08:48 PM
I remember someone working on a replica of a Field Trial 302 phone.  I haven't heard much about it lately.  I wonder if they made any progress on it.
That was me. I ran into a snag when powdercoating, so I temporarily stopped the project.
Title: Re: The 302 turns 80!!
Post by: Holtzer-Cabot on January 03, 2017, 09:50:27 PM
Here is my one and only 302! (a metal 1940 set)