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Offline HarrySmith

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WE 406
« on: April 15, 2018, 04:06:22 PM »
Just bought a hard to find model of 302. A 406, lift plunger to talk or dial. It is pretty dirty but complete & original. I saw it on eBay, I knew it was a club member and referred to Terry's old eBay handles list to find the sellers email. I asked a few questions and we made a deal with out eBay! I am very excited, this is a model I have been looking for.
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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: WE 406
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 04:38:54 PM »
Harry ...really nice 306, should have H13 stamped on the shell.  Looks like it will clean up great...nice find....Doug
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Offline Key2871

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Re: WE 406
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 06:04:57 PM »
Very cool Harry, nice find.
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Offline poplar1

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Re: WE 406
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2018, 07:09:57 PM »
Could be a 302AC (H13 tel. Set mounting) or a 306G (H14) or a modified 307B.

However, the 306G has a tube and B3A polarized ringer. The 307B has a 104A induction coil. So most likely it's a 302AC.
 
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Offline Haf

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Re: WE 406
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2018, 08:07:02 PM »
I'm wondering what the intension for this kind of phone was? Why first lift up plunger to talk and dial versus a common operation by just lifting the handset?

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Offline Pourme

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Re: WE 406
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2018, 08:11:54 PM »
Thanks for asking, Haf.....I was wondering the same thing......
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Offline Haf

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Re: WE 406
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2018, 08:18:24 PM »
Should have looked at  paul-f.com's page first, I found the explanation:

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Single line w/ plunger switch to avoid interference on extensions (or party lines). Lifting the left plunger activates talk and dial circuits. Cradle is marked, “LIFT PLUNGER TO DIAL OR TALK”. Replacing the handset resets the switches.

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Offline Pourme

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Re: WE 406
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2018, 08:22:42 PM »
I do recall that now. Some said others used it to listen in on their neighbors conversations.
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Offline Babybearjs

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Re: WE 406
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 02:12:24 PM »
406?? is there a reference practice for it? I always thought nit was a 302-AA Partyline phone.....
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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: WE 406
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2018, 02:40:23 PM »
A few years ago one of our Forum Members sold one for over $600. It was listed as a 306. I always thought they were a 306 and had H13 on the shell. I have been wrong before.  8)  David thinks it is a 302AA. I guess when Harry gets it we will know....Doug


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