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Offline Babybearjs

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what was this used for?
« on: January 20, 2016, 06:06:24 PM »
enclosed is a picture of a W.E. 531 subset. what was this originally intended for? No bell, but a relay... could this still be used today?
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Offline poplar1

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Re: what was this used for?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2016, 06:19:24 PM »
Like the 306 sets, this was apparently used for 4-party selective party lines, or 8-party semi-selective.
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Re: what was this used for?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2016, 06:38:06 PM »
Here are 2 catalog pages from Western's 1950 Telephone & Apparatus Catalog No. 11, 1950, and which Poplar1 has described to a "T", showing the subset pictured, and another variation with a different suffix identifier.      The 531CW-3 is described in detail, at the top right of the first page.

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