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Offline Duffy

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My first metal 302
« on: July 20, 2015, 11:31:14 AM »
I picked up this 1946 Metal 302 with a button on a Kijiji on-line sale site. Had it shipped to me. I really don't know what to make of it. Was it stripped of some parts or was it supposed to be that way?

Offline andre_janew

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Re: My first metal 302
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2015, 12:16:29 PM »
I'd say it has been stripped of the condenser, the induction coil, and the ringer.  The only parts inside are the dial, the switchhook, and the related wiring.  Have you opened up the handset yet?  There is a possibility that the receiver and transmitter elements could be gone.   It'd make a nice parts phone.  I hope you didn't pay a lot for it!

Offline Ktownphoneco

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Re: My first metal 302
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2015, 01:18:04 PM »
That's unfortunate.     I can't quite make out the year of manufacture, but it looks like something in the early 1940's.      I've never seen a push button like that before, and most likely an add-on by someone other than a telephone company.
If your interested in making it work, I can send you the proper induction coil, ringer and condenser.     They'll be a "mish-mash" date wise, but the correct type / model for that set.     You pay the shipping from K7P 1E1, and they're yours.

Jeff Lamb

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Re: My first metal 302
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2015, 01:29:51 PM »
I'd say it has been stripped of the condenser, the induction coil, and the ringer.  The only parts inside are the dial, the switchhook, and the related wiring.  Have you opened up the handset yet?  There is a possibility that the receiver and transmitter elements could be gone.   It'd make a nice parts phone.  I hope you didn't pay a lot for it!

The receiver and transmitter elements are there. I did pay for it, but not a lot.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2015, 01:46:56 PM by Autonut »

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Re: My first metal 302
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2015, 01:45:35 PM »
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That's unfortunate.     I can't quite make out the year of manufacture, but it looks like something in the early 1940's.      I've never seen a push button like that before, and most likely an add-on by someone other than a telephone company.
If your interested in making it work, I can send you the proper induction coil, ringer and condenser.     They'll be a "mish-mash" date wise, but the correct type / model for that set.     You pay the shipping from K7P 1E1, and they're yours.

Jeff Lamb

All the dates on what is there are 1946. That's a great offer Jeff, thanks. My Postal Code is K8P 2R8, I'm just down the 401 from you in Belleville. There is a possibility that the wife and will be going to Costco on August 1st. Maybe I could pick them up? If not, I can pay the postage.

Thanks again
Doug


 

Offline Ktownphoneco

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Re: My first metal 302
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2015, 03:03:12 PM »
That works too.     I'll send you a personal message.

Jeff Lamb

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Re: My first metal 302 - UPDATE
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2015, 08:25:53 PM »
UPDATE:

Jeff Lamb and I met up back in July/15. We had a talk about my first metal 302 and it was decided that Jeff would take on the task of the restoration of this much abused metal 302. Jeff took my phone and kept me up to date with his progress on the 302. He sent me e-mails with updated PDF files. Fast forward to December/15 and itís finished. I picked it up today and I canít believe that it is my phone, itís pristine. Jeff is a perfectionist and takes great pride in his work and it shows. I just canít say enough about Jeff. He is a true book of knowledge when it comes to restoring old phones. Thanks Jeff.

I attached some of the PDF files that Jeff sent to me and posted them with his permission. They show the passion that he has for his hobby.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2015, 04:38:57 AM by Autonut »

Offline wds

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Re: My first metal 302
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2015, 08:41:07 PM »
The restoration job is pretty amazing.  Beautiful phone.
Dave

Offline Buzby

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Re: My first metal 302
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2015, 08:44:13 PM »
Wow! That is an amazing restoration/resurrection job to my eyes.

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Re: My first metal 302
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2015, 08:48:55 PM »
The restoration was...well...

Perfect.

I have never, ever seen anything that detailed, especially done to a regular metal 302!!!
Christian Petterson

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Re: My first metal 302
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2015, 08:50:39 PM »
WOW! amazing job, looks fantastic!
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Re: My first metal 302
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2015, 04:43:38 AM »
I have never, ever seen anything that detailed, especially done to a regular metal 302!!!

Even regular phones deserve to be preserved.  :)

Offline compubit

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Re: My first metal 302
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2015, 08:28:49 PM »
Wow!!!  Super job there!

Jim
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Favorite Phone: Western Electric Trimline - it just feels right holding it up to my face!

Offline Mr. Bones

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Re: My first metal 302
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2015, 09:17:18 PM »
Extremely nice restoration job! Very educational, and inspirational, as well!

Enjoy your beautiful '46! 8)

Best regards!
SlŠinte!
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Re: My first metal 302
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2016, 08:08:27 AM »
Just WOW!....
Benny

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