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Offline markosjal

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My 523 Peso (about $27 USD) WE 202
« on: May 11, 2017, 07:31:26 PM »
So I just got this today. It had a single UGLY picture of this phone and was listed on  an auction page with several other old phones most of which I found uninteresting.
http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.mx/MLM-579030653-telefonos-antiguos-_JM

Today I got it! I really did expect a frozen dial and damaged cords from what I saw

Here are some pics . I first disconnected what appears to be a loop start button and rerouted cords more WE style. Not sure if these cords were ever replaced but I would say they are WE circa 1950s. Aside from dirty they are in incredibly great shape not stiff nor broken down. Base plate felt cover intact.



« Last Edit: May 14, 2017, 10:44:19 AM by markosjal »
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Offline markosjal

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Re: My 523 Peso (about $27 USD) WE 202
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 12:22:42 AM »
Update , if anyone interested , here is ALL the same parts of the WE set pictured earlier.  Unit pictured with Radio Shack ringer box circa 1980s.

Base had what seemed to be severe chipping/wear of a layer of paint, however another layer below it was fully exposed by buffing with toothpaste , removing what seemed the worn layer of paint and exposing a layer below it.

Having trouble getting paint to stick to Aluminum dial
 
Numbers and letters on dial are now acetate sticker.

Want to install AE Styleline Mini network. Do not want to gut my one and only styleline for it though.


Mark
« Last Edit: December 26, 2017, 12:27:40 AM by markosjal »
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Offline 19and41

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Re: My 523 Peso (about $27 USD) WE 202
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 02:31:26 PM »
That ringer might be a good one for outdoor use, But it might give you heart problems if you use it inside.  They are pretty loud.  Nice looking phone and nice price!
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