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North Galion Pair With Metal Housings
« on: December 07, 2018, 09:01:12 PM »
Won this eBay auction for two North Galions phones with metal housings(dated 10/39), North dials & straight line ringers @ $34.49 all in. ;D
Interestingly, both have a WE 101-A induction coil(dated III-39) & BA1A ringer(dated 9/39) installed - extra holes were drilled to mount the ringers.
The only difference between them is that one base plate is zinc? plated brass & the other is aluminium.
Just minor issues with some cradle post paint loss, all the handset elements are missing & both dials are seized tight.

eBay listing:
https://tinyurl.com/yb7ndglw






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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: North Galion Pair With Metal Housings
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 09:07:09 PM »
1 metal North for  $35.00 would of been a nice deal. 2 for less than $35.00 is a very good deal. You should put it in the find of the month.
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Re: North Galion Pair With Metal Housings
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2018, 09:18:59 PM »
More pictures.






« Last Edit: December 08, 2018, 02:51:34 PM by magicbrain »
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Re: North Galion Pair With Metal Housing
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2018, 09:19:26 PM »
Not quite sure what seller was thinking. A lot of work for $10. Then eBay’s cut...PayPal etc.   Real nice North dials...you done good.

Check out the dates on the inside back of the metal shells, WE coil and the elements. My guess is ‘39 or ‘40.......Doug
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Re: North Galion Pair With Metal Housings
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2018, 09:39:28 PM »
1 metal North for  $35.00 would of been a nice deal. 2 for less than $35.00 is a very good deal. You should put it in the find of the month.
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Not quite sure what seller was thinking. A lot of work for $10. Then eBay’s cut...PayPal etc.   Real nice North dials...you done good.

Check out the dates on the inside back of the metal shells, WE coil and the elements. My guess is ‘39 or ‘40.......Doug

Thanks - I was surprised no other bidders on these - and this was the second time listed - first auction also started at $9.99 and ended with no bids according to the sellers completed auction history.
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Re: North Galion Pair With Metal Housings
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2018, 06:48:07 AM »
Nice score! Especially with the North dials. I would send those off to Steve.
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Re: North Galion Pair With Metal Housings
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2018, 03:26:19 PM »
Nice score! Especially with the North dials. I would send those off to Steve.

These North dials may be too far gone - both are badly corroded, also the plastic adapters have shrunk & are broken into several pieces.
The pictures are of the better of the two.




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Re: North Galion Pair With Metal Housings
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2018, 05:39:47 PM »
I bet Steve can still fix them up. The plastic might be another story. There may be parts available somewhere.
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Re: North Galion Pair With Metal Housings
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2018, 07:00:33 PM »
That was really quite a deal.  I paid more for the one metal North I have.  Those dial adapters are almost always disintegrating like that.  i carefully glued one or two back together to the point where it was usable, if not nice looking.  I have been using "Fix-All Adhesive" (link), which is sold by Dollar Tree, for such repairs.  It smells bad and takes many hours to cure, but it is very helpful in such situations.

As far as the paint chips go, I use a black paint marker, usually a Testors brand, to touch up the chipped areas.  Some rubbing with Brasso and steel wool will make the finger wheels look nice.

I look forward to seeing the restored phones.

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