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Offline persido

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Black Dot
« on: January 01, 2015, 08:04:15 AM »
Happy 2015 everyone!!!!

I have been meaning to ask this question for sometime now, I have a bunch of these dials/face plates in my collection, what is the black dot above the finger wheel for?  Ma bell did everything for a reason, so it gotta mean something.

Scot

Offline TelePlay

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Re: Black Dot
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2015, 08:33:53 AM »
I have been meaning to ask this question for sometime now, I have a bunch of these dials/face plates in my collection, what is the black dot above the finger wheel for?

This may help.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=10610.msg112924#msg112924

Offline poplar1

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Re: Black Dot
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2015, 09:51:14 AM »
These number plates -- coded P-340016 -- were made c. 1952-early 1954 and fit only 6-type dials. They were superseded by the familiar 164A "universal" number plates that fit 2-, 4-, 5- and 6-type dials.
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Re: Black Dot
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2015, 11:22:46 AM »
References: C18.005.00, issue 4, 2/63, C34.101, issue 6, 2/55.

http://www.paul-f.com/weNumberPlates.html#P-34016
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Offline Babybearjs

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Re: Black Dot
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2015, 05:07:33 PM »
well, that explains that! funny how engineers design stuff.... black dot, really!
John

Offline Russ Kirk

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Re: Black Dot
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2015, 05:31:01 PM »
So is the black dot on a 1952-1954 colored 302 set desireable, or undesirable?

It sounds like is is desireable to me.
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Re: Black Dot
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2015, 05:39:23 PM »
That was the fashion of the time. It is as desirable as a no. 6 dial is on phones from that time.  If the phone has a 164 dial plate, you know it's been refurbished.