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Offline Doug Rose

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What is the Latest Date you have seen a 302?
« on: January 31, 2018, 12:35:22 PM »
A Bell System 302 I had a 12 53 that is my Birthday and have never seen a later one. This is  a Northern and dated 6 56. The shell is stamped in a light blue blur vermilion  1 31 55, ringer 6 18 56 and the coil is dated 6 26 56. Transmitter is dated  1 26 56 and the receiver is dated 12 2 56. Back of dial is dated 5 51 and the Dial plate is dated 1 57. Line cord was cut and the handset cord looks like a later add.

This was covered with sticky grime, like it had been left out in a garage for years, that is why I waited so long on it. Cleaned up much better than expected and the base has a nice shine, no chips cracks or missing pieces. Has a like new like quality sheen to it.

It found its way to Boston as it has a really nice 617 dial card.

This baby just shines? What is the latest 302 you have seen??....Doug
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Offline tallguy58

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Re: What is the Latest Date you have seen a 302?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 01:55:45 PM »
You see lots of Northern sets up here from the mid to late 50's.
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Offline AL_as_needed

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Re: What is the Latest Date you have seen a 302?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 08:43:17 PM »
Interesting that the numbers are stamped in blue, only seen orange and yellow before. Were they still referbing 302s that late?  I know they had not shortage of NOS parts on hand to build "new" sets, hence the 5302s.
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