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Offline Fabius

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1936 Western Electric 302. NOT
« on: April 22, 2014, 09:55:41 PM »
« Last Edit: April 23, 2014, 08:00:27 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: 1936 Western Electric 302. NOT
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 10:16:59 PM »
Right. False advertising, but it got you to click on it. :)

Ben

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Re: 1936 Western Electric 302. NOT
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2014, 02:13:10 AM »
Meh, just off by a decade.

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Re: 1936 Western Electric 302. NOT
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2014, 12:24:43 PM »
I do not think it it even a 302 set. Note the hex headed screws underneith.these uasually hold added parts such as switches or impedcence coils

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Re: 1936 Western Electric 302. NOT
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2014, 08:02:14 PM »
I do not think it it even a 302 set. Note the hex headed screws underneith.these uasually hold added parts such as switches or impedcence coils

I just added the bottom photo to the first post in this topic.

It has and F1W handset so that alone makes it something other than a WE 302. So, $99, even with free shipping, is a bit too high for me just to resolve my curiosity.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2014, 08:03:49 PM by TelePlay »

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Re: 1936 Western Electric 302. NOT
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2014, 08:21:48 PM »
I asked the seller to post a picture of the inside of the phone and an image is now in the listing.
Dave, who still needs a Transmitter Bracket for the Automatic Electric Type 38 Handset.

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Re: 1936 Western Electric 302. NOT
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2014, 08:34:41 PM »
For posterity, here they are. New contest: Name That Phone or Count the Mods and Name Them.

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Re: 1936 Western Electric 302. NOT
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2014, 10:02:53 AM »
I think this is a 307 set

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Re: 1936 Western Electric 302. NOT
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2014, 10:46:56 AM »
I think this is a 307 set

I'm not knowledgeable about the 300 series family. What is a 307 and is it common? Thanks.
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Re: 1936 Western Electric 302. NOT
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2014, 01:25:52 PM »
I think this is a 307 set

I'm not knowledgeable about the 300 series family. What is a 307 and is it common? Thanks.


307 has an H-7 telephone set mounting. It is used for local battery talk, common battery signaling. In other words, on a regular telephone line that is too far from the central office so a battery is needed to boost the talking signal.
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Re: 1936 Western Electric 302. NOT
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2014, 01:30:49 PM »
I do not think it it even a 302 set. Note the hex headed screws underneith.these uasually hold added parts such as switches or impedcence coils

I just added the bottom photo to the first post in this topic.

It has and F1W handset so that alone makes it something other than a WE 302. So, $99, even with free shipping, is a bit too high for me just to resolve my curiosity.


An F1W handset does not necessarily mean a phone is not a 302. 302s were sold to independents as well as to the Bell System companies. These phones sold to others were not marked Bell System. A typical 302 with Bell System markings on the handset would be coded 302G-3, and the same phone with an F1W handset would be coded 302GW-3. The W in "F1W" and in "302GW" means without Bell System markings.
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