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Offline HarrySmith

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Christmas came early!
« on: December 13, 2016, 09:22:39 PM »
In the form of 4 metal 302's. Two are from 1937! A few weeks ago my wife said to me, I really don't know what you like or want in phones, how can I ever get you any? I told her I would show her. A couple of days later a member of ATCA posted these for sale. I forwarded it to her with a note saying this is what I like. Today they showed up. I could not be happier. The 37's need a little work but that is why there is 2 metal parts phones. I figure after I restore the 37's I can still put together 1 good metal 302 for sale. Pictures below.
« Last Edit: December 13, 2016, 09:37:49 PM by HarrySmith »
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Re: Christmas came early!
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2016, 09:33:38 PM »
Nice! :)
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Re: Christmas came early!
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2016, 10:28:19 PM »
Merry Christmas Harry!...

Like MY wife would ever buy me a phone....much less a four pack!

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Re: Christmas came early!
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2016, 12:10:23 PM »
Nice four pack.

Any of them vented?
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Re: Christmas came early!
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2016, 02:45:15 PM »
Harry....Merry Christmas..let's see the inside of the '37s......great gift!....Doug
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Re: Christmas came early!
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2016, 05:50:42 PM »
Good you have someone who understands.

"Another phone?  What do you want with all those things!"   :)

Merry Christmas!

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Re: Christmas came early!
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2016, 08:25:17 PM »
Thanks Guys! I will get into them this weekend and will post more pics as I get them.

John, yes I have 2 vented 37's, 1 with an E handset & 1 with a F handset.

All 4 are early metal. In my group picture the center 2 are the 37's, notice the short ears, wide cradle & small plungers.

New pic of the vents below.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2016, 10:02:32 PM by HarrySmith »
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Re: Christmas came early!
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2016, 05:40:25 PM »
Wow!

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Re: Christmas came early!
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2016, 04:16:35 PM »
Time for pictures!
First up is the earliest, 5-37.
This one has the E1 handset which is dated 1937. The condenser bracket is broken so that will have to be replaced.
More pictures in the next post.
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Re: Christmas came early!
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2016, 04:23:27 PM »
More of the 5-37.
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Re: Christmas came early!
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2016, 04:30:55 PM »
Next up is the 7-37.
This one has a hole drilled in the front. Not sure how I am going to attack that. Anyone gat a ringer on/off switch to stick in there? Also has a F1 handset from 1959. Did someone here have a 1937 F1 for sale not long ago?
More pictures in the next post.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2016, 04:34:33 PM by HarrySmith »
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Re: Christmas came early!
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2016, 04:35:20 PM »
More of the 7-37.
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Re: Christmas came early!
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2016, 04:44:30 PM »
Now the 2-38. This one may end up for sale as it has a correct dated dial.
More pics next post.
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Re: Christmas came early!
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2016, 04:48:23 PM »
More of the 38.
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Re: Christmas came early!
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2016, 04:53:15 PM »
Last one from 1-39.
This may be a parts donor for the 37.
More pics next post.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2016, 04:55:48 PM by HarrySmith »
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