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Re: Wonderful WE H13 Not Mine on eBay
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2020, 02:45:52 PM »
Of the 302 variants, this is by far my favorite. I always keep the handset off of mine, but I do love the handset holder the Tom created...Doug
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Re: Wonderful WE H13 Not Mine on eBay
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2020, 08:33:05 PM »
I have one of these but the cradle is not lettered. I have not removed the case yet. I need to see if it is marked H 13. I am guessing probably not. Case was probably swapped before I got it. Any body got an extra case?
Ironically Harry, I DO have an extra case for one of these!  Just the body; nothing else.
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Re: Wonderful WE H13 Not Mine on eBay
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2020, 12:43:50 AM »
Great idea on the holders Tom.  Looks great.

If I may ask, what is the idea behind the phone and the "lift plunger to dial or talk" directive?

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Re: Wonderful WE H13 Not Mine on eBay
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2020, 02:48:06 PM »
At least in the states, many home centers sell Lexan as a replacement for window glass.  It's relatively easy to work with.
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Re: Wonderful WE H13 Not Mine on eBay
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2020, 03:06:19 PM »
This was a party line set. You picked up the handset and listened to see if busy .If not, You lifted the plunger to use the telephone. The telephone rec was in the circuit but you could not talk and disturb the call in progress. AE and SC had sets that worked with 2 step hookswitches with a latch to do the same things.

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Re: Wonderful WE H13 Not Mine on eBay
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2020, 07:50:55 PM »
Thanks rdelius.  That's interesting.  We had a party line in the early 60s, and when you picked up, you were fully connected.  There was an elderly lady across the street who would always listen in on calls, and you could usually hear her pick up.  Sometimes after a while, she would chime in and give her opinion.  My parents just laughed it off.

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Re: Wonderful WE H13 Not Mine on eBay
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2020, 10:27:02 PM »
I have one of these.... I took it apart and used the switch hook assembly on a 410. did they ever use the switch hook option on a 410?
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Re: Wonderful WE H13 Not Mine on eBay
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2020, 06:09:58 PM »
Ironically Harry, I DO have an extra case for one of these!  Just the body; nothing else.

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Re: Wonderful WE H13 Not Mine on eBay
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2020, 02:07:25 AM »
Story of “the one that got away”,  I was driving to the Abline, KS show one year. Stopped in a shop, picked up a 302 put it in the car with out looking it over to much. Got to the show, but it out on the table, sold it then the new owner took the receiver off, then I saw the “lift to talk”. Oh well :<). I have one with a cracked body.
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PS:  I have a “push to talk” 202,  will post more info on it later.  I know of 3 of these, so it is not one of a kind.

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Re: Wonderful WE H13 Not Mine on eBay
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2020, 06:52:29 AM »
Please, Post about it. I have never seen or heard of that phone. Lots of pictures also!
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Re: Wonderful WE H13 Not Mine on eBay
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2020, 11:03:02 PM »
I have posted 13 photos of my “part line” 202 under General talk.
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Re: Wonderful WE H13 Not Mine on eBay
« Reply #26 on: February 05, 2020, 11:06:15 PM »
I have one of these.... I took it apart and used the switch hook assembly on a 410. did they ever use the switch hook option on a 410?

Never seen or heard of one, but then I don’t know it all.
Vern