Author Topic: Pink 500U, 2660 Card Dialers, Manual blue SC 1543 and others on ebay  (Read 2032 times)

Offline paul-f

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I'm sure some of you have your have already found several of the sets I recently started on ebay, including:
 
  • Western Electric 500U telephone with dial light, PINK "Mushroom" set - 1960
  • Western Electric Card Dialer Telephone - Black - 2660 - 1976
  • Western Electric Card Dialer Telephone - White 2660 with headset adapter - 1979
  • Stromberg Carlson 1543 - Manual no dial telephone in light blue - Unusual
  • Vintage Oak Telephone Ringer Box - Museum Display - Repro Parts
Find them here:
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Re: Pink 500U, 2660 Card Dialers, Manual blue SC 1543 and others on ebay
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2015, 08:02:13 PM »
Nice Stuff!
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Re: Pink 500U, 2660 Card Dialers, Manual blue SC 1543 and others on ebay
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2015, 05:54:09 PM »
Is the cap on the 500U just faded, or?
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Re: Pink 500U, 2660 Card Dialers, Manual blue SC 1543 and others on ebay
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2015, 07:10:57 PM »
Just faded.  I believe the cap is original, not a repro.  The brass fitting in the housing is also proper.
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Re: Pink 500U, 2660 Card Dialers, Manual blue SC 1543 and others on ebay
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2015, 08:58:32 PM »
Just faded.  I believe the cap is original, not a repro.  The brass fitting in the housing is also proper.

Paul, is the brass fitting the same on a 500U and a 500Y (message waiting)?
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Re: Pink 500U, 2660 Card Dialers, Manual blue SC 1543 and others on ebay
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2015, 10:28:49 AM »
Dave, below is from a light gray 500 Y/V from 11-64. The fitting looks the same to me. Paul, I hope you don't mind my answering the question, but I had the pictures handy.
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Re: Pink 500U, 2660 Card Dialers, Manual blue SC 1543 and others on ebay
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2015, 01:41:51 PM »
Thanks Jonathan.
 
I, of course, would have said the same thing.  ISTR having the same question David had years ago and interchanging the caps between 500Us and 500Ys with no trouble.
 
If only 500Ys were more plentiful, they would be a good source of donor housings for damaged 500H/P/U sets.  Unfortunately, I have found fewer 500Ys than 500Us, so am reluctant to part them out.  Does anyone have a good supply?
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Re: Pink 500U, 2660 Card Dialers, Manual blue SC 1543 and others on ebay
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2015, 01:49:33 PM »
I don't mean to thread hijack, but I used a 500Y casing on my 500 P/Y (mushroom) project. It fits perfectly, except the date doesn't match

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZZOURw_RpA (I cannot remember if I ever made a specific forum post on it)

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Re: Pink 500U, 2660 Card Dialers, Manual blue SC 1543 and others on ebay
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2015, 03:41:30 PM »
Paul, is the brass fitting the same on a 500U and a 500Y (message waiting)?

David,
 
I added some photos of the cap switching experiment to the 500U reference page here:
 
   http://www.paul-f.com/we500u.htm
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