Author Topic: Tel. Component Identification - W.E. Base Coverings - Imperial Sets  (Read 876 times)

Offline Ktownphoneco

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Afternoon all ......   This falls under the category of "I had no idea", or some such expression.      I've never owned a Western Electric Imperial set, as they are hiard to find up here in Canada as Northern never made them, but for as far back as I can remember, I had always assumed that the white or cream colored base coverings on the Imperial sets was colored leather.     I found out today, it isn't.       It's actually "naugahyde".     I'm re-covering a box full of base plates for B1's and D1's for another collector, and once I removed the cream colored covering from the base, I discovered it wasn't leather at all.    Pictures below.   Click to enlarge.    Have a great afternoon.

Jeff Lamb 

Offline HowardPgh

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Re: Tel. Component Identification - W.E. Base Coverings - Imperial Sets
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2019, 10:35:03 AM »
A Nauga gave its life for that phone.
Howard

Offline rdelius

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Re: Tel. Component Identification - W.E. Base Coverings - Imperial Sets
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2019, 12:45:20 PM »
At COT we used leather to recover damaged covers