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Offline Doug Rose

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Anyone watch this?
« on: August 09, 2016, 07:30:44 PM »
I loved the nickel parts, but the handset looked wrong and the base looked badly painted. I bid low hoping to get it to restore, but I did not win. Neat Dial. What is it??...Doug

Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Re: Anyone watch this?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2016, 07:40:00 PM »
That looks like an early "Bell Telephone" of Belgium phone and dial (aka BTMC I think?). The retainer ring includes that extra elevated section, which covers up the governor and some gear mech underneath. I also believe the dial plate turns with the fingerwheel. That dial is as far as my knowledge of foreign phones goes! ::)
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