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Offline HarrySmith

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302 with neat dial card
« on: October 05, 2018, 05:46:48 PM »
I was tempted to buy this one just for the dial card! Then I saw the inside pictures, cool bracket on the ringer gongs. I have not seen that before. Does anyone know if it is original?
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: 302 with neat dial card
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2018, 06:01:02 PM »
The gong bracket is a "damper" it keeps the bells from vibrating as loudly.  The card is cool. I have seen that style on display phones at a show.
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Offline jsowers

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Re: 302 with neat dial card
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2018, 07:05:26 PM »
My Uncle Harold was from Altoona, PA. Uncle Harold also hung onto his WE 302 a long time and I was fascinated with it as a kid in the 1960s when it was doing duty as their bedroom phone. It was the oldest phone I ever saw still in service, having been installed in the late 1940s when their house was built.

Those black number cards with white letters are unique. The numbers were made by inserting paper strips into the slot. I included one more auction pic, a closeup of the card.