Author Topic: Custom Bell System / Western Electric Dial Card  (Read 677 times)

Offline Ktownphoneco

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Custom Bell System / Western Electric Dial Card
« on: February 20, 2017, 10:40:30 AM »
I recently acquired a W.E. ivory colored 302 with a matching handset, and no dial.      I'm installing a W.E. type "5-J" dial in the set, and wanted an appropriate dial card which depicted the maker's name and system in which it was used, rather than a standard dial card indicating an area code and / or telephone number.
I scanned a dial card designed for "J" series type 5 dials with the clear plastic finger wheel, and the later 500 series sets, also with the clear plastic finger wheels, and colored the background an ivory color, and added the Bell System bell logo and the words Western Electric.      Personally, I think it'll look nice once the dial is installed in the set, and most likely the same applies to an ivory 500 series set.    I've included it here if anyone wants to download it and print it for their own use.     I've also included a picture of how it looks installed in a "5-J" dial, to show what it looks like actually installed on a dial.     The card was scanned at 300 dpi.     I find the best results when I print dial cards on business card stock.
Have a great week.

Jeff Lamb 

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Custom Bell System / Western Electric Dial Card
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2017, 06:45:31 PM »
Nice! Thanks for posting it.
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Offline Ktownphoneco

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Re: Custom Bell System / Western Electric Dial Card
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 10:55:46 PM »
Your welcome Harry.

Jeff

Offline oldguy

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Re: Custom Bell System / Western Electric Dial Card
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2017, 11:18:01 PM »
Thanks Jeff, I may try it in my ivory 302.
Gary

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Re: Custom Bell System / Western Electric Dial Card
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2017, 10:24:16 PM »
Looks great!

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Re: Custom Bell System / Western Electric Dial Card
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2017, 01:12:19 PM »
That looks cool. I'll have to see if I can print out a decent one.  Dennis