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Different, to me, open center finger wheel dial card
« on: April 23, 2016, 08:17:44 PM »
My latest 302 (that makes it about just a few less than a gazillion of those in my basement) arrived today. It was a 1940 metal 302 refurbished in 1955 with a new dial and handset. So, it came with a 6A dial dated 1-56. The open center finger wheel had this unusual number card.

Seems someone took a blank center and put the numbers on it in a circle using what seems to be stick on clear backed numbers. Didn't notice that through the acetate window but when I took it apart, one of the numbers had become attached to the acetate pulling off of the paper.

Is this a "frankendailcard" or was this something else? I assume it has no value, or does it?
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Re: Different, to me, open center finger wheel dial card
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2016, 08:46:58 PM »
That card looks familiar, I think I must have  seen it in auction.

Was that the $5 white painted 302?

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Re: Different, to me, open center finger wheel dial card
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2016, 08:49:13 PM »
That card looks familiar, I think I must have  seen it in auction.

You did. I had it for $1.99 until snipe time. Total cost was $34.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Bell-System-Western-electric-Metal-F-1-Telephone-painted-Oops-/131777488592
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Re: Different, to me, open center finger wheel dial card
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2016, 08:52:59 PM »
Ah, yes.....

I am sure the paint artist improved their skills by working on the dial card.

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Re: Different, to me, open center finger wheel dial card
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2016, 10:43:50 PM »
Since it's 7 digits could it be the telephone number of the 302?
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Re: Different, to me, open center finger wheel dial card
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2016, 10:35:02 AM »
876-xxxx is the local exchange number for Rinebeck NY area if I am correct.
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Re: Different, to me, open center finger wheel dial card
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2016, 02:58:18 PM »
876-xxxx is the local exchange number for Rinebeck NY area if I am correct.

Seller is in GA, so may be more likely that the phone was from Atlanta, GA "TRinity" step-by-step central office located on Crescent Ave, also known as "Brookwood." That office served Midtown and Virginia-Highland area.
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