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Offline RAW302

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WE202 with built in ringer
« on: September 24, 2013, 04:04:22 PM »
How is it possible to have a WE202 with a built in ringer?  Please refer to Ebay item 151129582335.  I'm not in the market; just curious.

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Re: WE202 with built in ringer
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 04:21:47 PM »
someone else will probably have some input, but I just looked this phone up and any 202 with a built in ringer probably has been modified which would take away its authenticity. also these phones require a subset to work properly which I didn t see in the listing, because there were no photos of its inside. I don t even no if the handset is period correct or even a western electric handset. Gregg

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Re: WE202 with built in ringer
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 04:33:01 PM »
I saw that listing also. I was hoping for pictures of the inside to no avail.
Gregg is correct, they never came with a ringer from WE.
I was going to ask the seller but figured it was a waste of time!
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Re: WE202 with built in ringer
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013, 04:39:48 PM »
Also has the wrong dial and handset

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Re: WE202 with built in ringer
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2013, 05:35:25 PM »
Frankenphone candidate.

Wrong dial.

Wrong handset.
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Re: WE202 with built in ringer
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2013, 06:50:11 PM »
picture for posterity...looks like a NE NU handset..Doug
« Last Edit: September 24, 2013, 06:52:16 PM by Doug Rose »
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Re: WE202 with built in ringer
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2013, 07:14:56 PM »
Doug,  
 Thanks for posting pix  can't open ebay item.   I've been saying for a long time don't assume that "Ma bell" or her Canadian cousin didn't make it that way.   I have  dial version I assume Canadian  , due to handset and where I got it , 202 in NICKLE with a brown NU handset and a chrome GPO dial new in box ( with absolutely  no writing on box ) that I got up in Newfie  many years ago.  And it has black cloth cords . Also have a no dial manual  Western 202  in silver plate , that came out of a WE co 3rd line supervisors office.with a brown F1 handset.
  Working for phone companies for 35 years I've come across MANY phones that I've heard never existed..

   ANDY F K1WI    @MGH

PS  Still looking for that BLACK lightweight F1* handset , that I've been told never existed .
« Last Edit: September 24, 2013, 07:27:25 PM by K1WI »
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Re: WE202 with built in ringer
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2013, 07:29:33 PM »
"C'est pas une restauration, c'est une rénovation."--François Martin.

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Re: WE202 with built in ringer
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2013, 07:37:38 PM »
This sure looks like the same phone, but with a different handset.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/161114192728

"C'est pas une restauration, c'est une rénovation."--François Martin.

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Re: WE202 with built in ringer
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2013, 08:03:14 PM »
Okay, I captured the base photo from each listing. The handsets are different but the phone is not only identical but also placed exactly the same in each photo. All I did was resize them to match each other and when laid on top of each other, the phones are identical. The base screws, the marks in the leather/felt, the dust, everything is the same, it's the same phone, but two different handsets. How did they do that? Go figure.

The bottom photo is an overlay with one of the photos being at 50% opacity. You can see the difference in the handsets but the phone is a match.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2013, 08:09:14 PM by TelePlay »

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Re: WE202 with built in ringer
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2013, 08:08:53 PM »
 
  Working for phone companies for 35 years I've come across MANY phones that I've heard never existed..

   ANDY F K1WI    @MGH

PS  Still looking for that BLACK lightweight F1* handset , that I've been told never existed .

[/quote]  Andy the lightweight F1 you are looking for was made of thermoplastic. It was black and made at the tail end of the F1s life. I have had a few, they are REAL and very light compared to the heavyweight Bakelite F1....good luck in your search....Doug
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Re: WE202 with built in ringer
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2013, 09:13:12 PM »
Doug ,
          Thanks , I know I have a broken one.   I remember they were also used on the OGT   ( outgoing trunk test panel) in some crossbar COs.    But I've been told they were never made
« Last Edit: September 24, 2013, 09:15:13 PM by K1WI »
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Re: WE202 with built in ringer
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2013, 09:27:06 PM »
Doug ,
          Thanks , I know I have a broken one.   I remember they were also used on the OGT   ( outgoing trunk test panel) in some crossbar COs.    But I've been told they were never made

Whoever told you that never read the Bell System Practices that are in the TCI Library.

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Re: WE202 with built in ringer
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2013, 09:29:11 PM »
Have one of those plastic F1* handsets .Photos are on the forum somewhere.Might dig it out.

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Re: WE202 with built in ringer
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2013, 11:20:51 PM »
Item 151129582335 on Ebay now states:  "listing ended by seller because there was an error in the listing." 

The new listing of the same phone is now item 161114192728.

I compared both listings and the error in 151129582335 was a "price: US $249.00" shown under the starting bid of US $9.99.  The new listing does not have a price. 

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