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Telephone Talk => Flea Market/Yard Sale/Antique Store Finds => Topic started by: Doug Rose on December 15, 2019, 12:02:58 PM

Title: WE Stick On CL
Post by: Doug Rose on December 15, 2019, 12:02:58 PM
I just met the person who sold me this stick for $50 on CL He lived down the Cape but was passing by on a trip today. His mother worked at NET. Beautiful condition. Just needs a MP and a receiver cap.

Amazing 2AE dial with a great porcelain dial plate and origiana party line dial card.
Title: Re: WE Stick On CL
Post by: mcmurdosilver on December 15, 2019, 05:43:06 PM
That's a great deal!
Who would have thought you could find a deal like this nowadays!
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Post by: Doug Rose on December 15, 2019, 07:36:06 PM
 Thanks Frank.....Doug
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Post by: Desert Phone Guy on December 21, 2019, 05:12:22 PM
This phone has relocated to a warmer climate in Arizona... It also received a detail job upon arrival.  I added a NOS line cord, mouthpiece and receiver. 

It cleaned up nicely  and displays really well.

Steve
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Post by: Doug Rose on December 21, 2019, 06:11:21 PM
Super job Steve...came out fantastic...went to a good home.....thanks...Doug
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Post by: oldguy on December 21, 2019, 11:07:45 PM
Great job Steve, it looks amazing.
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Post by: 19and41 on December 23, 2019, 05:33:48 PM
Mighty nice!
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Post by: Ed Morris on January 14, 2020, 06:04:11 PM
Very nice.  A dial candlestick is on my wash list.
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Post by: Sargeguy on January 14, 2020, 11:18:38 PM
I did not realize that E type dials were a thing in New England.  I should know better by now though
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Post by: poplar1 on January 15, 2020, 12:56:15 PM
The number card -- "5-3094" --and the E plate are a perfect match: this phone was served by a rather large central office that had local trunks to one or more manual offices.  The manual office still had some party lines (2-party and perhaps 4-party) that required the party code (J, M, R, or W) after theline number called.

Party line suffix letters were not used to call other dial phones. Even on party lines, dial station numbers were all numbers (except for 2- or 3- letters in front where needed for the office name(.
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Post by: Jack Ryan on January 15, 2020, 05:13:01 PM
The number card -- "5-3094" --and the E plate are a perfect match: this phone was served by a rather large central office that had local trunks to one or more manual offices.  The manual office still had some party lines (2-party and perhaps 4-party) that required the party code (J, M, R, or W) after theline number called.

Party line suffix letters were not used to call other dial phones. Even on party lines, dial station numbers were all numbers (except for 2- or 3- letters in front where needed for the office name(.

Yes, that was how the 2AE number plate was used in the majority of cases but there were instances (Southwestern Bell Telephone Company) where the plate was used (misused) in another way. The letters were used as an office code like the 2AG (Dallas Texas) dial. That is how all (except in Copenhagen, Denmark) lettered dials were used prior to the introduction of the Blauvelt lettering system.

Jack
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Post by: Dan/Panther on January 16, 2020, 12:55:24 PM
Beautiful Stick. Great clean up.
D/P
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Post by: phonetech87 on January 17, 2020, 11:47:24 AM
Doug:

Beautiful Restoration job you have done.

Ben 
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Post by: Doug Rose on January 17, 2020, 12:12:31 PM
Doug:

Beautiful Restoration job you have done.

Ben 
I can take credit for finding the stick but Steve was the one to bring it back to its past glory...Doug