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Offline andre_janew

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Western Electric G-1 Handset
« on: May 15, 2016, 07:12:42 PM »
I'm posting a couple of pictures of a Western Electric G-1 handset.  These are commonly used on WE 500 and WE 554 sets.  I know there may be other models that use them. 

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Re: Western Electric G-1 Handset
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2016, 07:53:29 PM »
Yes, the G1 and its successors are pretty much a universal handset.
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Re: Western Electric G-1 Handset
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2016, 08:01:02 PM »
Made in just about every color too (plastic), and of course the classic black Bakelite version.
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Re: Western Electric G-1 Handset
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2016, 08:12:33 PM »
Does the G1 you have pictured have the F1 transmitter/HA1 receiver or the T1 transmitter/U1 receiver?
Is the handset bakelite or thermoplastic?
Are the end caps bakelite or thermoplastic?  I have seen bakelite and thermoplastic handsets but only thermoplastic end caps which can be very difficult to get off.

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Re: Western Electric G-1 Handset
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2016, 09:06:18 PM »
All G1s are Bakelite. Black thermoplastic handsets are G3s (or G15 modular).
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Re: Western Electric G-1 Handset
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2016, 01:06:28 PM »
It has the T-2 transmitter/SC3 receiver.  The handset is dated 12-58 and the caps are dated 1-59 and the caps were difficult to get off.  I got some Zap hand soap from work.  This soap is in liquid form and has a gritty feel to it.  It used it on the threads and rinsed it off when I was done.  My dad would've said that I lapped in the threads with this stuff.  Anyway, the caps are easier to remove now.
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