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Offline Fabius

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72 Bids on 4H Dial?
« on: November 04, 2014, 09:56:34 AM »
What's going on with this auction? Is there something special about this dial? 3 bidders have it up to $100 with 72 bids. It is a good looking dial with a modification mark and a repro number tag.

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Re: 72 Bids on 4H Dial?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2014, 10:18:51 AM »
Hey, why buy a whole phone for less with an old yellowed original card, when you can get a nice repro like this!

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Re: 72 Bids on 4H Dial?
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2014, 10:22:25 AM »
It was originally a 2A-type dial, with patent dates on the rim. The "W" was changed to "R" when the contact springs were replaced.
However, I doubt these are the contact springs that WE installed in 1941 when they converted the 2A to a 4H: By then, they were using twin contacts, and the new W would have been next to Y, rather than next to governor as shown here.

Still trying to find out if "TC" (as in "1041TC") stands for "Twin Contacts."
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Re: 72 Bids on 4H Dial?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2014, 06:09:56 PM »
Just newbies bidding in $2 increments, nice looking dial. Dial plate looks newer and the dial card is just horrible. Nice dial going high!!......One Happy Seller....Doug
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Offline Sargeguy

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Re: 72 Bids on 4H Dial?
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2014, 11:09:18 PM »
He could have gotten a nice 2AB for that price!
Greg Sargeant
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Re: 72 Bids on 4H Dial?
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2014, 11:15:34 PM »
With a notch-less dial plate no less!

www.ebay.com/itm/291283494140

KK

Offline Fabius

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Re: 72 Bids on 4H Dial?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2014, 04:48:47 AM »
With a notch-less dial plate no less!

www.ebay.com/itm/291283494140

KK

I've never seen a H in a square on a finger stop before. What is the meaning?
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Re: 72 Bids on 4H Dial?
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2014, 08:54:22 AM »
The "H" indicates the location of the Western Electric repair shop, located in one of the "Distributing Houses," but I don't know which one:

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=10974.msg120307#msg120307
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Re: 72 Bids on 4H Dial?
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2014, 05:14:45 PM »
Here is a 4H dial from II 36 with "twin contacts" added in 1947.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111506765693


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Offline tallguy58

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Re: 72 Bids on 4H Dial?
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2014, 04:53:48 PM »
Obviously didn't sell it 'cause it's back up on epay. Now with a reseve.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Western-Electric-4-H-Dial-/321575954447?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4adf6ba80f
Cheers........Bill