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Offline wds

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ae type 24 dial plate - black
« on: October 25, 2015, 06:04:39 PM »
This dial plate came with those dials I purchased last week - appears to be NOS.  Anyone know what application this would have been used for?
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Re: ae type 24 dial plate - black
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2015, 07:18:43 PM »
This dial plate came with those dials I purchased last week - appears to be NOS.  Anyone know what application this would have been used for?
I have seen them on AE 40 Navy Phones with the locking handset....Doug
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Re: ae type 24 dial plate - black
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2015, 07:32:40 PM »
Yes, I have too - both types of locking handset.

I don't know if these are original.

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Re: ae type 24 dial plate - black
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2015, 07:40:33 PM »
Thanks - after looking at some pictures it does seem to be mainly used on the ship phone.  Also looks great on the other models as well. 
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Re: ae type 24 dial plate - black
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2015, 08:21:54 AM »
wds,
       The first reference I found was in AE Catalog 4055 - C , June 1940 , pg. 33 , cat # AK - 22 .   stub
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Re: ae type 24 dial plate - black
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2015, 08:30:58 AM »
thanks for that.  My number plate is metal with printed numbers.    I'll check tonight to see if the "0" to "1" are luminous.
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Re: ae type 24 dial plate - black
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2015, 05:09:53 PM »
Luminous numerals? :o

Now I totally want one!!! ;D

Perfect headboard / nightstand AE! 8)

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Re: ae type 24 dial plate - black
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2015, 09:52:02 AM »
Can't get the numbers to glow.  Either it's just white paint or the luminous material has faded to the "off" position.
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Re: ae type 24 dial plate - black
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2015, 04:00:25 PM »
Here is an excerpt from a manual that AE composed for the USN:

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Re: ae type 24 dial plate - black
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2015, 04:16:37 PM »
since my letters don't glow in the dark anymore, can I assume I'm not radio-active?  Maybe I should stop carrying the dial plate around in my pocket.
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Re: ae type 24 dial plate - black
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2015, 04:32:56 PM »
Does it glow for a little bit when exposed to a fluorescent light and then observed in the dark immediately?

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Re: ae type 24 dial plate - black
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2015, 04:58:04 PM »
since my letters don't glow in the dark anymore, can I assume I'm not radio-active?  Maybe I should stop carrying the dial plate around in my pocket.
Note that the catalog description does not state that the black plastic number plate is luminous; instead, it is the “Metal Number Card” that has its numerals finished with luminous paint.

Here is a description of the number card from an earlier AE catalog that is located in the TCI Library.

 

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Re: ae type 24 dial plate - black
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2015, 06:03:27 PM »
Note that the catalog description does not state that the black plastic number plate is luminous; instead, it is the “Metal Number Card” that has its numerals finished with luminous paint.

Is the one that Jack posted such a card?

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Re: ae type 24 dial plate - black
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2015, 07:37:15 PM »
I actually think those plates look a little creepy on an AE40, the regular white porcelain ones look 'friendlier' to me.
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Re: ae type 24 dial plate - black
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2015, 07:42:39 PM »
Yes, mine is the metal one.   I've held it up to incandescent, fluorescent, and set it on the window sill all morning, and there was no glowing at all.  I wonder how long the luminous material actually lasts.

I kind of agree with the creepy look - maybe the police departments used the black dials plates on the black phones to intimidate the unlucky people who got to visit the police department.
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