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Offline Doug Rose

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Ever see a Metal Phone Break Like this???
« on: October 19, 2016, 06:10:09 PM »
This is just bizarre. One Hell of a temper tantrum! Nice dial...Doug

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Re: Ever see a Metal Phone Break Like this???
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2016, 08:02:33 PM »
I've seen broken pot metal housings before but it was always just a piece missing - an ear or a chunk out of the lower edge, never a bend associated with it.

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Re: Ever see a Metal Phone Break Like this???
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2016, 08:05:51 PM »
It hit it s hard, it knocked a gong out of it!
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Re: Ever see a Metal Phone Break Like this???
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2016, 11:04:21 PM »
That shell (housing) looks like one of those knock-offs.  Usually the work North Electric Co are on the left side of the mouse-hole on the back side.  Also, there should be vents on both sides of the indentation.

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Re: Ever see a Metal Phone Break Like this???
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2016, 11:08:31 PM »
I was a bit quick on the knock-off comment.  From Paul F's pages, here's the more rare metal version.

Paul's Page:

http://www.paul-f.com/north1.htm

This page shows the knock-off:

http://www.paul-f.com/north.htm

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Re: Ever see a Metal Phone Break Like this???
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2016, 12:15:02 AM »
All the knockoff North-style housings I've seen are plastic. Some have "TEC" molded in the housing (Telephone Engineering Co., Simpson, PA). The knockoff housings were often used on WE or NE 302 bases.


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