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Offline Doug Rose

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WE Metal 302 Dated 7/40 with Nickel Gongs
« on: December 26, 2013, 01:13:18 PM »
I am off til the New Year and I am looking for a part I promised a fellow collector. I found two pretty beat Metal 302.

 I posted the 3/46, but this is even stranger. Base and ringer are dated 7/40 coil III 40. But is the gongs, nickel 40D and 40E. I wired it up and they ring beuatifully. This is my second first of the day!...Doug
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Re: WE Metal 302 Dated 7/40 with Nickel Gongs
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2013, 01:47:48 PM »
I have never seen 302 gongs that were nickeled before.  Perhaps they were made of steel rather than brass, and nickeled to keep them from rusting.  Was there a war-time date on the ringer?

40D and 40E are the gong numbers and not dates.
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Re: WE Metal 302 Dated 7/40 with Nickel Gongs
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2013, 02:44:24 PM »
"The 40C, D and E are provided when gongs having a different pitch are desired."

40A, B and C=Brass
40D, E=Aluminum Alloy

WE Catalog #10--1939
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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: WE Metal 302 Dated 7/40 with Nickel Gongs
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2013, 03:29:08 PM »
David....you are amazing!! They definitely sound different.  The look really caught me off guard as I thought they had been nickeled. This is perfect for the WE completest...Doug
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Offline Nick in Manitou

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Re: WE Metal 302 Dated 7/40 with Nickel Gongs
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2013, 07:55:30 PM »
...one can sure learn a lot on this forum...

Once again, thanks to all.

Nick