Author Topic: What area was Western Electric 29A #63 used at?  (Read 373 times)

Offline timmerk

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What area was Western Electric 29A #63 used at?
« on: May 20, 2017, 11:14:01 PM »
I just picked up a Nortel Millennium without keys. I tried using a USB borescope as recommended on these forums, but the right-angle mirror was 100% useless so I couldn't read the key code. I ended up drilling the top WE lock, which was easier than expected.. maybe 5-10 min with a 1/2" cobalt bit, and then 20 min with a screwdriver and needle nose pliers. When I opened it up, I saw it was a WE 29A, #63. Doh! Wondering what area this was used at.

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Re: What area was Western Electric 29A #63 used at?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 11:22:23 PM »
Phoenix
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Re: What area was Western Electric 29A #63 used at?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 11:39:26 PM »
Thanks! The phone was last in Tucson, so makes sense.

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Re: What area was Western Electric 29A #63 used at?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 02:04:05 AM »
I meant that the 29A lock #63 had been used in the Phoenix area. However, it would have been installed on a Western Electric phone owned by the Bell System.  No idea how it ended up on a Nortel Millennium.
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Re: What area was Western Electric 29A #63 used at?
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2017, 12:12:22 PM »
A #63 29A is not a common one to find it is much rarer then the payphone.