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Offline KaiserFrazer67

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Odd dial on eBay: Please identify
« on: April 04, 2017, 02:03:30 AM »
Spotted this dial from the same seller from which I bought the AE 40 Signal Corps parts phone:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/192145416717

I'm not up on my dials, other than AE and WE and some older 1940s-'50s GPOs, all of which I've dealt with personally, and are all pretty distinctive to begin with.  I could probably recognize '40s-'50s-'60s Stromberg-Carlson dials by their dial card and fingerwheel retainers if the dial card wasn't there, but that's about it.  The fingerwheel and dial card ring appear to have a brushed finish; maybe a later GPO or from some kind of "Europhone"?  I have no idea... it could be from one of those 1970's foreign-made decorator phones, for all I know.  That "48" stamped on it could mean anything.

I'm not bidding on this, but I do have a watch on it as I'm interested to see if there's any value to it.  So far it's been up for several days and hasn't had a bite at US$9.99.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2017, 02:21:03 AM by KaiserFrazer67 »
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Re: Odd dial on eBay: Please identify
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017, 03:31:02 AM »
North Electric (Galion, Ohio)
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Re: Odd dial on eBay: Please identify
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 03:38:10 AM »
I'm not bidding on this, but I do have a watch on it as I'm interested to see if there's any value to it.  So far it's been up for several days and hasn't had a bite at US$9.99.

I saw it but at US $51 for postage I won't be bidding for it either.

There is an earlier North dial with basically the same mechanism that looks like the attached.

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Re: Odd dial on eBay: Please identify
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 03:49:33 AM »
I saw it but at US $51 for postage I won't be bidding for it either...
Wow.  Whereabouts are you?  Colgate, WI is about an hour's drive from me; postage for this item to my location is US$7.20.

Thanks, all of you, for identifying it.  I'm somewhat familiar with North Electric and the "Galion" phones, which look a great deal like Canada's Northern Electric Uniphone "cousin" of the WE 302.  I know they were one of the independents, but I didn't know much more about them.

Don't need it as I don't have a North Electric Galion...  ...YET.  ;D
« Last Edit: April 04, 2017, 04:28:13 AM by KaiserFrazer67 »
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Re: Odd dial on eBay: Please identify
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2017, 05:08:24 AM »
To Norway: Shipping: $47.20!!!!


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« Last Edit: April 04, 2017, 05:11:34 AM by dsk »

I have even got a regular New York number :-) 646 570 1796

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Re: Odd dial on eBay: Please identify
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2017, 05:12:45 AM »
Or maybe it is a heawy huge dial?

I have even got a regular New York number :-) 646 570 1796

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Re: Odd dial on eBay: Please identify
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2017, 09:00:34 AM »
Wow.  Whereabouts are you?  Colgate, WI is about an hour's drive from me; postage for this item to my location is US$7.20.

Australia, but that amount is over the top. It probably assumes the lazy man's flat rate box.

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Don't need it as I don't have a North Electric Galion...  ...YET.  ;D

North dials are not only used on North telephones and that particular dial, especially the one I posted, pre-dates the Galion

Jack

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Re: Odd dial on eBay: Please identify
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2017, 02:11:13 PM »
North dials are not only used on North telephones and that particular dial, especially the one I posted, pre-dates the Galion.

Jack
I see.  Thanks for the info!
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Re: Odd dial on eBay: Please identify
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2017, 04:20:44 PM »
North dials are nifty. I've got a 7H6 Galion with one.
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