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Flea Market/Yard Sale/Antique Store Finds / Re: 1937 WE 302
« Last post by Butch Harlow on Yesterday at 01:14:02 PM »
The point is to bake dry, the wet paint. No wet sanding, or polishing should be necessary. If it has runs, bubbles or Orange peeling you put on too much paint.

D/P

It came out of the oven pretty close to perfect, I wanted to wet sand and polish it so it would have a mirror like finish. Over the week it somehow got chipped on one of the cradle ears. It was tiny, but enough for me to sand the whole thing, re-prime and repaint it. It actually came out so good I didn't bother baking it again. I am just going to put it on a high shelf and protect it for about 3 weeks. The metal has certrain imperfections, painting gloss black makes them show. I had to decide to let it be less than mirror smooth, but it came out better than I expected by a long shot.
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Technical "Stuff" / Re: Need help with FCC ID for NT telepehones
« Last post by RotoTech99 on Yesterday at 01:09:54 PM »
Dear Babybjearis:

In response to your question, I hear some do, and, some don't, it depends on how "nitpicky" they like to wbe... (In particular, The Independent Telco.'s here in Oklahoma.)

In my case, this is information i used to have, but have lost my hard copy and computer copies, and I am wanting to restore as much as I can.

As I've mentioned, I've seen the information on photos of NE/NT Chestphones, but the photo was never clear enough to read/verify the number.

If you have or know someone who does have the information I'm looking for, it would if nothing else, let me get my reference information on these updated.

Thank you,
Rototech99

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Flea Market/Yard Sale/Antique Store Finds / Re: Rare GPO 746L from 1967
« Last post by twocvbloke on Yesterday at 01:01:30 PM »
Did they change it? I thought it was just that the leter ones hadn't had so much time to discolour.

Yeah, it was a short-lived change given that it was so late in the 746's lifetime, so finding one is actually a bit of a rare thing, which is annoying as I've seen a few sell for so little, and when I wanted to get one, they're nowhere to be seen...  :-\
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My Telephone Collection / Re: Robs Collection
« Last post by AE_Collector on Yesterday at 01:00:43 PM »
Oh, I hadn’t noticed the Oronge Monophone stamp, just the paper diagram! They could have put more effort into centring the Oronge stamp. I guess it best to keep as is since it isn’t on the Telephone Show circuit!

All indications are that it is just another AE50 that happens to be in “clear”. If it were made to be a “show piece” rather than a “see through AE50” it would seem more likely that the paper label, Oronge stamps and vent grill fabric may have been left off.

How about stamps on the outside of the baseplate...usually in the wire Chanel in the back? And while the camera is out, are codes stamped into the top of the wiring diagram?

Terry
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interesting box....
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General Discussion / Re: Making a subset with a 302 and and old ringer box.
« Last post by Key2871 on Yesterday at 12:57:46 PM »
Actually that might work as well. I didn't think of that :-[
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Technical "Stuff" / Re: Need help with FCC ID for NT telepehones
« Last post by Babybearjs on Yesterday at 12:57:02 PM »
does the phone companies even require this info anymore? I know in the 1980's you had to register your equipment, but what about now???
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Auction Talk / Re: What a waste to a perfectly good F1 handset
« Last post by andy1702 on Yesterday at 12:56:04 PM »
I just had a thought... Has anyone ever tried converting a table lamp into a telephone? I imagine you could turn one into some kind of candlestick design with a bit of ingenuity. It might even be possible to use the guts of a cell phone to make it cordless!  :D

Just a thought ;D ;D ;D
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Technical "Stuff" / Need help with FCC ID for NT telepehones
« Last post by RotoTech99 on Yesterday at 12:52:44 PM »
Dear Forum:

I am trying to find some information on NE/NT FCC ID numbers for their telephone sets in rotary and tone, please.

So far I know, NT's FCC code was AB6982, and that TE-R was for rotary sets, and TE-T for tone sets.

The 6 digit second part I'm not so sure on; if any forum member can please provide additional info., I would be thankful.

I've attached a photo from the label on one of my sets as well.
I apologize for the quality, the code on the label from my photo is: AB6982-70136-TE-T.

Thank you
Rototech99
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Flea Market/Yard Sale/Antique Store Finds / Re: Rare GPO 746L from 1967
« Last post by andy1702 on Yesterday at 12:52:05 PM »
I think the other grey is Post Office Grey, but can't be sure of that, I know the 80s re-styled version (where they replaced the Elephant grey) is called "New grey", making the phones look more like the french Socotel S63 in colour... :)

Did they change it? I thought it was just that the leter ones hadn't had so much time to discolour. The very early diakon ones look a lot like the Socotel shades too.

I have a couple of those Socotels but I've never got around to trying to wire them up for UK use.
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