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Offline JubileeCompact

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Nice 1953 500 for 27 go on then..
« on: August 26, 2015, 12:11:22 PM »
Hi Guys
My better half just won this beauty for 27 inc post( it was already over here ). We have been after an early 500 for ages and this will do nicely :-)
Seamus
« Last Edit: August 26, 2015, 12:34:51 PM by JubileeCompact »
Seamus

Offline Duffy

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Re: Nice 1953 500 for 27 go on then..
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2015, 12:45:23 PM »
Is it a Western Electric or a Northern Electric?

Doug
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Offline JubileeCompact

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Re: Nice 1953 500 for 27 go on then..
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 12:47:35 PM »
Not got it yet, those are the auction pics.
Will update when it arrives :)
Seamus

Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Re: Nice 1953 500 for 27 go on then..
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2015, 03:07:58 PM »
Is it a Western Electric or a Northern Electric?

Doug
If it were a Northern, I believe there would be three dashes near the manufacturer date.

Nice find!
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Re: Nice 1953 500 for 27 go on then..
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2015, 04:59:34 PM »
Is it a Western Electric or a Northern Electric?

Doug
If it were a Northern, I believe there would be three dashes near the manufacturer date.

Nice find!

The dashes usually indicate the quarter, so in this case there'd only be one.  In addition, from what I've seen in my own collection, Northern Electric used a glossy black paint on the base, while it would appear that Western generally used a matt finish.  This one looks matt.

That is a nice find.  One year off my birthday phone that I have yet to find (1/52)!
« Last Edit: August 26, 2015, 05:01:44 PM by DNO »
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Offline compubit

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Re: Nice 1953 500 for 27 go on then..
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2015, 09:09:22 PM »
Very nice catch!

Jim
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