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Offline davidbholcomb

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Does anyone know what this celluloid button is for?
« on: March 01, 2014, 05:47:24 PM »
Does anyone know what this button was made for?
Dave, who still needs a Transmitter Bracket for the Automatic Electric Type 38 Handset.

Offline tallguy58

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Re: Does anyone know what this celluloid button is for?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2014, 08:44:12 PM »
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the phone, maybe?

What's the math?  80's plus 50 equals 30's.  Looks like a 302.

Just guessin'
Cheers........Bill

Offline davidbholcomb

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Re: Does anyone know what this celluloid button is for?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2014, 08:58:51 PM »
It is a curious button. It uses the Edison mis-quote most often used. He really said "Mr. Watson, come here I want to see you." The added 2 Mr. Watson?s makes it appear to say Watson is no where to be found?
Dave, who still needs a Transmitter Bracket for the Automatic Electric Type 38 Handset.

Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: Does anyone know what this celluloid button is for?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2014, 07:16:26 PM »
Well... The phone that became famous was introduced a little before 1876, I think.

So, maybe a 100th anniversary, because 1976+50=1926, and the 302 came out almost 10 years after that date.

Ben