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Offline phonium

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Western Electric 299f magneto find
« on: July 11, 2019, 02:26:55 PM »
Yesterday at a nearby store I found a ITT 500 in garbage condition, but got it for parts. But then the owner said he had something else fun, a "black box with a handle on it". At first I thought it was one of those WWI-era bomb detonator things you would see in looney tunes, but it was actually a WE 299f magneto! But the best part was it was only $5!! I bought it (duh!!).
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Offline Desert Phone Guy

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Re: Western Electric 299f magneto find
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 02:47:43 PM »
A Bargain, for sure.

Offline Babybearjs

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Re: Western Electric 299f magneto find
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 10:30:14 PM »
$5.00! what a deal! talk about "Shocking"!!! now you have the power to ring up your neighbor!
John

Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Western Electric 299f magneto find
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 12:21:42 AM »
$5.00 is a great deal. Put it in the find of the month.
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Offline HowardPgh

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Re: Western Electric 299f magneto find
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 10:56:13 AM »
That magneto is a handy tool to have on your workbench to test ringing.
Howard

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Re: Western Electric 299f magneto find
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2019, 12:03:31 PM »
Yesterday I was at the store again and got a Kellogg (model 44?) candlestick. I am not a candlestick or Kellogg expert, so any help would be appreciated. They said it went with the magneto, but I'm not sure. I ended up paying 10 dollars for it.
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Offline rdelius

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Re: Western Electric 299f magneto find
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2019, 12:59:39 PM »
Kellogg dial sticks are hard to find. Many manual sets were fitted with reproduction dial bases but yours is origional .Good deal on the price