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Offline persido

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302 w/ a Navy Marking???
« on: January 13, 2014, 01:54:20 PM »
I was in a antique store over the weekend, came across this plastic 302, on it's bottom it has a anchor with US around it, and all the dates inside the phone begin with an S, when I got it home it did not ring, I moved a few wires around and got it ringing, it's in very good shape, I paid $65 for it, can anyone tell me more about the markings......Thanks

Scot

Offline Russ Kirk

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Re: 302 w/ a Navy Marking???
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 02:24:51 PM »
I think you got a good deal.   I like the anchor stamp.
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Offline Sargeguy

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Re: 302 w/ a Navy Marking???
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2014, 02:50:57 PM »
S=Special? 

I agree.  $65 would be a little high for a typical black plastic 302 but I think the anchor marking makes it worth at least that much.  When is the last time anyone has seen a Navy marked 302?  I think I may have seen one before.
Greg Sargeant
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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: 302 w/ a Navy Marking???
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2014, 03:04:14 PM »
The number on the dial card 703-942-XXXX is from Alexandria Virginia. Lots of government stuff there.
Harry Smith
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Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: 302 w/ a Navy Marking???
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2014, 05:33:39 PM »
Very cool find, especially with its b.k., and also, another excellent restoration job!

Ben

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: 302 w/ a Navy Marking???
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2014, 06:26:23 PM »
Ben,

b.k. ???
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Offline poplar1

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Re: 302 w/ a Navy Marking???
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2014, 07:01:19 PM »
This may have started as a 250, according to the AA1 stamp on the housing. That may explain why the ringer and  induction coil are a few months newer than the 5/45 base. A 250 is like a 202--just a handset, hook switch and cords.
"C'est pas une restauration, c'est une rénovation."--François Martin.

Offline Phonesrfun

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Re: 302 w/ a Navy Marking???
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2014, 07:52:32 PM »
Just to be kidding, maybe the anchor isn't US Navy at all.  Maybe someone long ago was not happy with it and tried to call it a boat anchor.
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Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: 302 w/ a Navy Marking???
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2014, 08:22:54 PM »
Ben,

b.k. ???

Sorry, it means background, I've gotten into this shortening thing, my fault...

Ben

Offline Nick in Manitou

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Re: 302 w/ a Navy Marking???
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2014, 10:42:45 AM »
I noticed recently in a thread about a "metal flake" 302 that turned out to be one of the "indigo" colored plastic 302s, that several of those had the "S" prefix to the dates.

Scot, have you held this case up to the light to see if it is one that appears to be purple?

Just curious...

Nick

Offline persido

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Re: 302 w/ a Navy Marking???
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2014, 01:03:16 PM »
Hey Nick:

I did hold it up to the light, it's just a regular black plastic shell, no hints of purple.

Scot