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Offline Doug Rose

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It Looks like North Galion.....BUT
« on: December 29, 2015, 01:49:47 PM »
It is not, no mention of North anywhere and its 100% WE parts except the shell. Base and Ringer 11/48. Transmitter is 114/8 and the receiver is 10/16/48...back of dial is 9/48. It has the cutout for an AE dial. Any ideas?....Doug
« Last Edit: December 29, 2015, 01:51:25 PM by Doug Rose »
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Offline wds

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Re: It Looks like North Galion.....BUT
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2015, 01:59:33 PM »
There have been several threads about this type phone. 

paulf

fake north

I think these economy specials are pretty neat.
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Re: It Looks like North Galion.....BUT
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2015, 02:10:34 PM »
I was going to say; "Congrats, you have an Economy Special!", but Dave beat me to it... ;)

I think it looks pretty cool with all WE parts, sort of like a true fat 302... ;D
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Re: It Looks like North Galion.....BUT
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2015, 03:13:26 PM »
Not sure why your shell has been cut out for the dial - I remember mine had the AE dial and it fit just fine.  Maybe the damage to your shell is not dial related.
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Re: It Looks like North Galion.....BUT
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2015, 04:03:04 PM »
I had one. The plastic of the housing was a lot more flexible than a North housing and it was marked on the back. It was marked the same as the bottom photo on Paul F.'s page..
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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: It Looks like North Galion.....BUT
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2015, 04:03:15 PM »
Dave....look at my inside picture, looks like it could be a break or a cut by a previous owner to fit something. It's odd. Works great and is hardly noticeable, but it is there! I do remember the TE Fake Norths, never saw a no name on the back....Doug
« Last Edit: December 29, 2015, 04:05:30 PM by Doug Rose »
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Offline rdelius

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Re: It Looks like North Galion.....BUT
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2015, 05:12:00 PM »
Telephone Engineering had  these shells made for cheep tepephones to sell to the public for illegal extensions .The notch in the shell was for AE dials with an external fingerstops pulled from 5 inch and dials from starlites etc

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Re: It Looks like North Galion.....BUT
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2015, 05:46:12 PM »
thanks Robbie...I do appreciate the info....Doug
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Re: It Looks like North Galion.....BUT
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2015, 11:45:46 PM »
I do remember the TE Fake Norths, never saw a no name on the back....Doug

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Re: It Looks like North Galion.....BUT
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2015, 07:12:15 AM »
thanks Paul....brain slippage!
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: It Looks like North Galion.....BUT
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2016, 10:46:26 PM »
Here's an interesting variation on the fake North.  It has a North base, AE dial, WE ringer, and French handset: ebay link.  It seems that the people assembling these things used whatever parts they could find.  I bought one of these a couple of years ago because it had a NE NU handset on it.

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Re: It Looks like North Galion.....BUT
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2016, 11:43:38 PM »
I had one of these phone that was in original condition, sold it to a friend for $100.00. interesting fact about the 3rd party company making a sideways 302.... too bad W.E. did have that version.... having 2 versions of a 302 would be cool to have in a collection....
John