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Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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The 302 turns 80!!
« on: January 01, 2017, 03:20:06 PM »
This year, the 302 turns 80 years old! Well, technically, it turned 80 around October/November (III 36), but 1937 is more recognized, and it's the first full year of production. Plus, it's easier to remember.

Here are my '37s. The back two still need a lot of work, but they're still great examples!

Post pictures of your '37s prized 302s if you want!
« Last Edit: January 01, 2017, 06:09:29 PM by WEBellSystemChristian »
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Offline Robert Guth

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Re: The 302 turns 80!!
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 04:57:37 PM »
My Northern Electric twins (younger than 80, but much loved)...
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Offline Robert Guth

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Re: The 302 turns 80!!
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 05:00:14 PM »
interior view...
1946 metal case w/4H dial (left) & 1949 plastic case w/5H dial (right)
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Offline andre_janew

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Re: The 302 turns 80!!
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2017, 05:40:42 PM »
I remember someone working on a replica of a Field Trial 302 phone.  I haven't heard much about it lately.  I wonder if they made any progress on it.

Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Re: The 302 turns 80!!
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2017, 06:08:48 PM »
I remember someone working on a replica of a Field Trial 302 phone.  I haven't heard much about it lately.  I wonder if they made any progress on it.
That was me. I ran into a snag when powdercoating, so I temporarily stopped the project.
Christian Petterson

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Offline Holtzer-Cabot

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Re: The 302 turns 80!!
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2017, 09:50:27 PM »
Here is my one and only 302! (a metal 1940 set)
Western Electric - A unit of the Bell System and main supplier of AT&T since 1882! -15 year old phone collector!