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Offline JubileeCompact

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Rare in the US= SUPER RARE in the UK = WE102!!
« on: November 16, 2013, 05:22:59 AM »
Hey guys
Just won this beauty- I assume the subset is later but for what it cost I am not complaining lol.......
Seamus
http://tinyurl.com/k2a8m33
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Offline G-Man

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Re: Rare in the US= SUPER RARE in the UK = WE102!!
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2013, 05:40:07 AM »
Hey guys
Just won this beauty- I assume the subset is later but for what it cost I am not complaining lol.......
Seamus
http://tinyurl.com/k2a8m33


Really Nice Instrument, And The Price Is Too!!

Not that it really matters but the bell box was manufactured by Stromberg Carlson.

Offline Contempra

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Re: Rare in the US= SUPER RARE in the UK = WE102!!
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2013, 07:50:30 PM »
Really nice phone !:D
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Re: Rare in the US= SUPER RARE in the UK = WE102!!
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 08:52:39 AM »
They are not really rare, there are usually around half a cozen or so on eBay at any given time.  Still a good deal.  "Barn fresh" B-1/E-1s with dials usually go for around $150 USD, without the subset.  For fully restored ones in working order you can expect to add $100 or more.  

What type of dial is that?  It looks like it could be a #6.   
« Last Edit: November 17, 2013, 08:56:40 AM by Sargeguy »
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Re: Rare in the US= SUPER RARE in the UK = WE102!!
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2013, 09:25:03 AM »
 

What type of dial is that?  It looks like it could be a #6.   


Finger stop on #6 is much shorter.
Originally these were equipped with 2H dials with outside finger stop.
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Offline david@london

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Re: Rare in the US= SUPER RARE in the UK = WE102!!
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 09:47:56 AM »
i'd love one of these, or a 202.
great to find one in the uk.

interesting that the stromberg carlson bellbox has cut corners like some SC phones ........

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Re: Rare in the US= SUPER RARE in the UK = WE102!!
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 12:32:35 PM »
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Finger stop on #6 is much shorter.

That's good.  I would swap out that 164A dial plate for one of the earlier plates.  Those plates came out about 20-25 years after the B-1s were put into service and it would be unlikely a B-1 would have one (though not impossible).  They were used on #6 dials but are backwards compatible with earlier dials.  Hopefully it's a #4 or early #5.  I use #2 or #2/#4 dials on B-1s when I can because you get the patent dates around the housing.  As poplar1 pointed out, that is how they were originally issued.  A #2 would cost around $75 but would add at least that much value to your investment.
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Re: Rare in the US= SUPER RARE in the UK = WE102!!
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2013, 02:01:51 PM »
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Finger stop on #6 is much shorter.

That's good.  I would swap out that 164A dial plate for one of the earlier plates.  Those plates came out about 20-25 years after the B-1s were put into service and it would be unlikely a B-1 would have one (though not impossible).  They were used on #6 dials but are backwards compatible with earlier dials.  Hopefully it's a #4 or early #5.  I use #2 or #2/#4 dials on B-1s when I can because you get the patent dates around the housing.  As poplar1 pointed out, that is how they were originally issued.  A #2 would cost around $75 but would add at least that much value to your investment.

If you do invest in a 2-Type dial, be sure it is a 2H and not the much more common 2A. The 2H was used on A-mountings and B-mountings and C-mountings. The 2A was used on desk stands (candlesticks), 553A wall sets, and pay phones.

On later 2-type dials, the patent dates were moved to the back of the dial.
"C'est pas une restauration, c'est une rénovation."--François Martin.