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Offline Doug Rose

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Northern Electric 501F
« on: August 01, 2018, 09:00:13 AM »
What was this used for? I see a coil and a condenser but no gongs??

I don't think it was ever used. I have had it for years. Dated III 52...Doug
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Re: Northern Electric 501F
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2018, 10:35:53 AM »
Doug  ....   Most likely a piece of railroad equipment.     I'll see if I can find something on it.

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Re: Northern Electric 501F
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2018, 11:07:35 AM »
Thanks Jeff!.....Doug
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Re: Northern Electric 501F
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2018, 11:08:40 AM »
Doug  .....   Railway subset.    Attached is a "jpeg" of page "111" out of Western Electric's 1949 Railway catalog.      If Northern made it, it's most likely a Western patented device.     The picture is of a 501E set, but the 501F is noted to the right of that.    Double click to enlarge.

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Re: Northern Electric 501F
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2018, 11:34:38 AM »
Jeff...my set has no button and that is what is missing on the inside. There is no hole for a button, just a hole for a cord on the bottom. Strange....Doug
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Re: Northern Electric 501F
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2018, 11:50:03 AM »
Doug  ....  According to the description, the 501E has the button, and the 501F doesn't appear to have been equipped with the button, but it is equipped with a foot switch.      I would assume back in that time period, the foot switch would be connected through that hole with a cloth or rubber covered cord, assuming of course that the 501F subset would be wall mounted and the foot switch on the floor.

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Re: Northern Electric 501F
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2018, 12:11:54 PM »
Jeff...many thanks for all your hard work researching this.....I really appreciate it! This history makes it kind of cool...Doug
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