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Offline benkeys

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WE 322C
« on: November 10, 2014, 12:24:17 AM »
Just scrolling through WE phones on eBay and came across this odd looking phone. All I can find out is they were elevator phones. Is this something that can be used on a house line? I'm not certain I want to buy it right now but do like it since it is unique looking.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/181577278406

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EDIT: Went to get a photo of this phone for this topic and all I got was the eBay listing, the photos were gone 3 months after the listing ended. Photo for posterity lost forever. It really is important to include a photo along with an eBay link.
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Re: WE 322C
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2014, 12:37:40 AM »
It's basically the same as a 302, only with a buzzer rather than a ringer. The 4E buzzer works on regular 90 VAC 20~.
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Re: WE 322C
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2014, 08:52:24 AM »
BSP Section C38.815 Issue 1, Sept. 1957, Telephone Set - 322 Type; Elevator

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Re: WE 322C
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2014, 01:37:55 PM »
322s were usually installed in flush mount enclosures, and occasionally in surface mount cabinets or custom installations.
 
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Re: WE 322C
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2014, 02:27:06 PM »
I have a 332 new in the box and have been thinking of ways to display it, I like the photo you shared of the wood display.  Looks quite simple to build. 
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Re: WE 322C
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2014, 03:03:37 PM »
Here's a back view.  It does look like a very simple box, with the phone bolted to the back surface.
 
Looks like a modular jack on the back.  Convenient for display and easy to hook up a cord for use.
 
I'd be tempted to fill in the space above and below the phone on the right side, but it's not bad the way it is.
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Re: WE 322C
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2014, 06:47:32 PM »
Here is a 322 stamped in a distribution shop in April 1975.
Interesting is that the induction coil bears the same date and that it is coded, month-year, not quarter year.
Just how long was the 101A made?  How late was this telephone type made?

Which distribution house used the symbol square box "G" ?
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Re: WE 322C
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2015, 08:08:41 PM »
Cool Pictures... I'll have to get my neighbor next door to make me a case for it if I can ever pin him down to do it...otherwise, I'll have to jimmy-rig something.
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Re: WE 322C
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2015, 03:52:33 PM »
I figure the least you could do is mount it on a piece of plywood so it can be put on the wall like a wall phone.

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Re: WE 322C
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2015, 03:59:13 AM »
I saw this on Ebay... even though its northern telecom, it sure has changed....from a 322 to what I call a 2322.... so, this is what the new ones look like....
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Re: WE 322C
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2015, 01:02:55 PM »
I hope it uses a modern network instead of a 101A induction coil.

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Re: WE 322C
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2015, 03:15:06 PM »
I hope it uses a modern network instead of a 101A induction coil.

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Re: WE 322C
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2015, 04:55:11 PM »
There are more photos in the auction, including the circuit board.
 
  http://www.ebay.com/itm/221687953924
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Re: WE 322C
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2015, 10:27:42 PM »
WOW.... the evolvusion of the elevator phone.... I bet the next time one of these show up it will have a touch screen and talks to you!
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