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Red 302 with modular notch in the back
« on: May 08, 2018, 02:05:30 PM »
« Last Edit: May 08, 2018, 04:32:20 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: Red 302 with modular notch in the back
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 02:24:08 PM »
Could you please link the thread?
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Re: Red 302 with modular notch in the back
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 03:54:56 PM »
Here is 1 of the threads but as I remember, there is more to the story, like somebody on here bought it? Or just the body? (maybe Benny).

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=16333.msg169194#msg169194
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Re: Red 302 with modular notch in the back
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2018, 05:14:29 PM »
I think we’ve seen this Red 302 before :-)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1941-Red-Thermoplastic-Western-Electric-302-Telephone/253607100920

Actually, that is more common than you think!  I have even seen Med Blue 500's mod'ed out like that!
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Re: Red 302 with modular notch in the back
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 08:30:24 PM »
Here is 1 of the threads but as I remember, there is more to the story, like somebody on here bought it? Or just the body? (maybe Benny).

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=16333.msg169194#msg169194

Not me, Gary...
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Re: Red 302 with modular notch in the back
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2018, 01:28:52 PM »
Ah yes, the infamous “Notching Tool” has been on the job again.

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Re: Red 302 with modular notch in the back
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2018, 04:39:07 PM »
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Doing some research in the past contests, I spotted this one (#211) showing the notch in the back has or had a dramatic affect on the value of the phone. Back then, this phone sold for $66.55.

This contest image shows a back corner crack that look very much like the one in the current $300 listing, the attached images below. So, seems like the same phone but now with a $300 price tag on it, and a chip missing from the handset mouse hole area making it even more of a project than before.



According to jsowers reply, it was "Telephoneoperator" -- e***r ( 3398 ) -- who lived in Texas that bought the phone for $66 but the seller now is "misse_74" who is shipping out of New Hampshire.


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Re: Red 302 with modular notch in the back
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2018, 08:16:02 PM »
That phone has multiple issues...
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Re: Red 302 with modular notch in the back
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2018, 01:15:31 AM »
Thanks John. I was pretty sure I had seen it before. It looks like they put the body on a different base too gongs look dirtier.
« Last Edit: May 13, 2018, 08:29:00 AM by TelePlay »
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