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Offline Duffy

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Yellow 302 Cover
« on: February 28, 2018, 07:10:51 PM »
Anyone seen one of these 302 covers before? The fellow who has it said Bell Canada put them on the 302's for their customers.

Offline AL_as_needed

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Re: Yellow 302 Cover
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 07:15:21 PM »
I have seen a similar cover type of thing for a 302 and its handset being discussed some where in the depth of the forum. The one in question was white and simply slipped over everything. 500s had rather gaudy versions to make them look like aged brass with all sorts of flowery details.
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Yellow 302 Cover
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2018, 08:13:48 PM »
I have seen a number of phones for sale with cover like that on them.  I thought that they were third-party add-ons.

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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Yellow 302 Cover
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2018, 08:48:38 PM »
I have seen a few of them, even had one at one time but it was trashed. I thought they were all third party also, not from the phone company.
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Offline poplar1

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Re: Yellow 302 Cover
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 08:54:24 PM »
Phone company would have called this a "foreign attachment." They even didn't want customers to put a plastic or cardboard cover on the phone directory.
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Offline jsowers

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Re: Yellow 302 Cover
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2018, 09:51:19 PM »
Here's a thread with a lot of them illustrated. They were used some in the early 1950s in the movies to dress up 302s before the color 500 set came along.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=4789.msg60869#msg60869
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