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Offline Kenton K

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What did I sell? WE 329A
« on: September 05, 2016, 02:35:23 AM »
I just sold a 300 series type phone from 1960 and the selling price took me by surprise! I thought this weird 300 phone was a $20-30 but it went for $113 with 10 bids! And it had a crack! Can somebody explain?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/122104019512

Thanks-Ken
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Re: What did I sell? WE 329A
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2016, 09:34:29 AM »
oh, I was wondering who owned it.  I would have kept it.   A 329 is hard to come by.

Was the housing stamped with  P-339939, instead of an H-type ?
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Re: What did I sell? WE 329A
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2016, 10:05:42 AM »
What's it for Karl, a carrier system ?

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Re: What did I sell? WE 329A
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2016, 10:21:44 AM »
The 329 was the 302-style adaptation for use in No. 101 and 102A key systems.

The 329A is manual, and 329C has a dial.

Pics: Bell Laboratories Record 15, 370 (April 1937)
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Re: What did I sell? WE 329A
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2016, 10:33:46 AM »
Thank you !

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Re: What did I sell? WE 329A
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2016, 11:21:58 AM »
BSP references here, if you want to read more...

  http://www.paul-f.com/we300typ.htm#329
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Re: What did I sell? WE 329A
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2016, 12:02:08 PM »
Thanks Paul.    Interesting to note that the date of BSP 502-400-407, is Feb. 1966, and it shows the 329 desk set.   I would assume from that fact, that it would be reasonable to assume that repair technicians could still expect to encounter the set and the 101 & 102A  key systems during that time period. 

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Re: What did I sell? WE 329A
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2016, 12:09:07 PM »
Cool! I'm surprised they used a 300 series this late. It seems easy to put these 'components' ! Or lack of components, in a modern 500 shell. Let me check the housing.

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Re: What did I sell? WE 329A
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2016, 01:47:10 AM »
and look how much you got for it! Wow, someone wanted that REAL Bad..... Next time.... I want one!
John