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Offline AL_as_needed

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Modified for hushed conversations perhaps? Or a front runner to the cone of silence.
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Either way Id love to have it!

Offline Sargeguy

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It is a very rare US Signal Corps transmitter.  I thought it would go for more.
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I guess somebody knew what it was and made the seller an offer he could not refuse! Probably a fraction of the actual value.
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$513
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I did not see that it was relisted after the seller ended it. I agree that seems like a low price.
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Offline Jack Ryan

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November 1, 1892 is White's solid back patent. What are the others?

I believe they are these:
  • US406567 1886-1889 Telephone
  • US463569 1877-1891 Combined Telegraph and Telephone
  • US485311 1892-1892 Telephone (Solid Back Transmitter)
Thanks
Jack
« Last Edit: June 19, 2019, 10:13:12 PM by Jack Ryan »

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There was another early, rare 6-digit WE transmitter that just sold:

 
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Somehow I completely missed that one.  Nice catch by someone.
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I had the high bid at $34 with one second left, screen went black. I thought I stole it, but alas I did not...Doug
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Does anyone know what this one was used for?
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it sure looked like it was hacked together, check the printing on the wood. The transmitter looked pristine inside the box....Doug
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It is a 6 digit, so it must be early.  Kevin Duck pointed out that there is a 6 stamped on the back of the plunger.  Typically there is a 7 or a 3 indicating high or low resistance.  So far its purpose is a mystery.
Greg Sargeant
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