Author Topic: Seamed E1 handset from 1921?  (Read 808 times)

Offline Bridie

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Seamed E1 handset from 1921?
« on: December 10, 2013, 11:18:15 AM »
I noticed this listing on ebay and am confused.  This handset is listed as being from 1921, and yet it is seamed.  I thought the first ones were seamless?

http://goo.gl/Jj3ktU
Bridget

Offline paul-f

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Re: Seamed E1 handset from 1921?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 12:14:51 PM »
This seller should know better than to date the handset at 1921.

Also, the F-type transmitter element wasn't developed until the early 1930s.

There's a good history of E handsets in Larry Wolff's book, Desk Telephones of the Bell System.
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Offline Bridie

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Re: Seamed E1 handset from 1921?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2013, 12:53:48 PM »
Weyhey, see, I'm learning!  ;D  Thanks for the info on the Wolff book. I'll look that up.
Bridget

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Seamed E1 handset from 1921?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 01:05:18 PM »
Yes, the seller should know better! Maybe his Dad will straighten him out!
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