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Offline Babybearjs

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Won a WE 357A on eBay
« on: August 14, 2015, 10:50:46 PM »
I won a very illusive W.E. 357 on ebay.... I've never been able to find one, and then I got lucky... its a 357A and I'll post pictures once I get it. this is a first for me.... has anyone else ever seen a 357 on Ebay before??
John

Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Re: Won a WE 357A on eBay
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2015, 11:33:53 PM »
You basically found a 354 with a 'lift plunger to dial or talk' feature? How does that work on a 354, with a switchhook instead of plungers? Am I missing something?

Can you post the auction picture?
« Last Edit: August 14, 2015, 11:49:03 PM by WEBellSystemChristian »
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Re: Won a WE 357A on eBay
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2015, 08:42:16 AM »
A 357 is the wall-mounted version of a 307, which is a local-battery talking common-battery signaling set.

Was it the auction with the very blurry pictures?  Good buy.

Offline TelePlay

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Re: Won a WE 357A on eBay
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2015, 11:52:50 AM »
I just moved this topic into the Collector's Corner board.

Any and all photos and discussion of the phone can take place here and once the phone photos and eBay information are posted here, it can be nominated as a FOTM for August including this link

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=14790.0

in the nomination post of this phone in the August FOTM topic at

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=14719.0
« Last Edit: August 15, 2015, 12:05:10 PM by TelePlay »

Offline Babybearjs

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Re: Won a WE 357A on eBay
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2015, 06:54:14 PM »
I converted it over to a 357C by adding a dial. now, its a fully usable phone.
John