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Offline paul-f

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Re: W.E. Dial Identification
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2011, 07:16:07 PM »
Of course, we're looking at the dials seventy years after they were made.

What are the chances that the fingerstops were replaced at least once when the dials were refurbished?
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Re: W.E. Dial Identification
« Reply #31 on: May 31, 2011, 07:22:20 PM »
Of course, we're looking at the dials seventy years after they were made.

What are the chances that the fingerstops were replaced at least once when the dials were refurbished?
That's what I'm taking into account. The near consistency makes me think they probably were consistent when new, but a few had to be repaired and replaced along the way, causing some switcheroo now and then.

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Re: W.E. Dial Identification
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2012, 12:40:39 AM »
My Personal observation:
#2A have a W stamped in the spot where R is on a later dial. Outside fingerstop.
#2H has the W terminal up by the governer.
#4H has the W terminal up by the governer and the inside fingerstop.(I think this was to accomodate the recessed dial design of the D1 mount)
#5H hasthe W terminal on the terminal strip side of the dial and it has double contacts on its springs as opposed to the single contacts on 2 and 4.
Of course in the over 80+ years of the dial, I'm sure ther are many exceptions and variations.
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Re: W.E. Dial Identification
« Reply #33 on: May 08, 2014, 11:30:11 AM »
I have a "6Q" dial in my WE 302. Has anyone ever heard of these?
It looks like it is dated 1975.

Apparently it wires up differently from earlier #6 dials

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Re: W.E. Dial Identification
« Reply #34 on: May 08, 2014, 12:10:33 PM »
I just learned that this is the equivalent of the WE 6U dial (made by Northern Electric).
Mystery solved.
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Re: W.E. Dial Identification
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2015, 02:23:44 PM »
I just received a farm fresh B1 with with an F1 headset (with parts circa 1952), an N19 filter, and a 4H dial (converted from a 2HA or B.

Can anybody outline the steps to remove the screw hole plugs?

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Re: W.E. Dial Identification
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2015, 10:57:29 AM »
I remember, when I was a little kid, I was watching a superman rerun where he spying on the bad guys who made a phone call.  While staying hidden, he listened to the clickety-clack of the dial and figured out the phone number that was dialed.  Why would I remember that unless I was born to be a classic rotary phone fan?  Anyone happen to know the episode or the phone used?  Just curious.
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Re: W.E. Dial Identification
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2016, 06:51:46 PM »
Greg, the pictures you posted didn't come through... please try reposting them.
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Re: W.E. Dial Identification
« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2016, 09:21:16 PM »
Maybe because the links to the pictures are 7+ years old.

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Re: W.E. Dial Identification
« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2016, 10:49:50 PM »
OK, Thanks.
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Re: W.E. Dial Identification
« Reply #40 on: April 09, 2017, 06:16:46 PM »
Thought I would show a dial I have acquired. The finger stop reads 2AB but the faceplate has only numbers and no letters. Also the dial plate has a notch where an internally mounted finger stop would go. I think at some point the plate has been replaced. Any comments on dates or what this may have come off of?

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Re: W.E. Dial Identification
« Reply #41 on: April 09, 2017, 07:39:24 PM »
Since it is "brassed out" (black paint removed), I'm guessing it was on a candlestick phone that had been made into a lamp, or at least a phone that had been stripped.

2AB dial originally would have been furnished with a notchless 132-B number plate with letters and numbers.

2AB dials were used on desk stands (candlesticks), wall phones (1553-A) and possibly on pay phones.
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Re: W.E. Dial Identification
« Reply #42 on: April 09, 2017, 09:22:09 PM »
The dial plate may have a date on the back.  The plate was made in the early 1930s.  The dial is from the 1920s most likely.
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Re: W.E. Dial Identification
« Reply #43 on: April 09, 2017, 09:56:30 PM »
Thanks for that insight. That is good information.