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Offline HarrySmith

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what the heck? Very Starnge Looking F-1 Handset - not mine
« on: December 03, 2019, 01:50:24 PM »
« Last Edit: December 03, 2019, 06:43:08 PM by Jim Stettler »
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Offline Babybearjs

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Re: what the heck? Very Starnge Looking F-1 Handset - not mine
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2019, 06:38:19 PM »
looks like someone glued a pen on to the handset!
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Re: what the heck? Very Starnge Looking F-1 Handset - not mine
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2019, 06:45:25 PM »
The ear tube is missing it's protective rubber end.
You may be able to replace it with  the silicone end off a stainless steel (if you get it).
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Re: what the heck? Very Starnge Looking F-1 Handset - not mine
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2019, 03:14:22 AM »
looks like someone glued a pen on to the handset!

...or stabbed that mysterious speaking machine with a paper knife ;-)

The ear tube is missing it's protective rubber end.
You may be able to replace it with  the silicone end off a stainless steel (if you get it).
Jim

That suggest this has a real function - would you please care to explain?
« Last Edit: December 04, 2019, 03:19:38 AM by countryman »

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Re: what the heck? Very Starnge Looking F-1 Handset - not mine
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2019, 07:07:17 AM »
The ear tube is missing it's protective rubber end.
You may be able to replace it with  the silicone end off a stainless steel (if you get it).
Jim

Please add more info. Is  this actually a WE part? Since you mention an ear tube, is this for hard of hearing? Some end goes on it to stick in the ear?
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Re: what the heck? Very Starnge Looking F-1 Handset - not mine
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2019, 10:47:25 AM »
I wouldn't be the one to stick that in my ear to hear better..
Thank you.
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Re: what the heck? Very Starnge Looking F-1 Handset - not mine
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2019, 12:41:38 PM »
Come on guys. That's the hand crank so you can hear what they are say to you.

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Re: what the heck? Very Starnge Looking F-1 Handset - not mine
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2019, 01:15:54 PM »
Silly me, I didn't understood.
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Re: what the heck? Very Starnge Looking F-1 Handset - not mine
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2019, 03:51:39 PM »
I thought it was an early attachment to keep the receiver on one's shoulder leaving their hands free and the ear canal full.
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Re: what the heck? Very Starnge Looking F-1 Handset - not mine
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2019, 05:28:58 PM »
Please add more info. Is  this actually a WE part? Since you mention an ear tube, is this for hard of hearing? Some end goes on it to stick in the ear?
It may be a WE part, but the were good about creating things for the deaf, so I think factory would look better.

It could be a method of attaching the receiver element to a phonograph horn.

 Years ago I had a watchcase type receiver (modified) that would attach to a phonograph arm and amplify the receiver thru the phonograph horn.
 You removed the needle pick up from the arm and attached a rubber hose between the watchcase and pick-up arm.
It was NIB. I sold it for around $200 20+ years ago.
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Re: what the heck? Very Starnge Looking F-1 Handset - not mine
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2019, 09:53:13 AM »
Whatever that stick is, it looks like it is part of something stuck on the receiver cap covering the holes.
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Re: what the heck? Very Starnge Looking F-1 Handset - not mine
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2019, 10:23:52 AM »
I put a message about this thing on the lists. No answers yet but if I get any info I will post it here.
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Re: what the heck? Very Starnge Looking F-1 Handset - not mine
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2019, 01:35:47 PM »
I would guess if it is a tube to the receiver element, it could be an acoustic coupler to use rubber hose to the coupled device.  A remote PA hookup?
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Re: what the heck? Very Starnge Looking F-1 Handset - not mine
« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2019, 05:29:19 PM »
ISTR the watchcase I had pretty much fit right against the phono arm, the tubing was about an 1" or so, and just  held them together.
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Re: what the heck? Very Starnge Looking F-1 Handset - not mine
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2019, 02:58:19 AM »
It would be easier to make a good guess if the seller added a photo of the endcap removed so we could see inside, but as the handset doesn't sit correctly on the cradle with that adaption it looks like the phone may have been turned into a prop, with the metal bar pushed into 'whatever' to keep and hold the handset there.

If the phone were to remain functional I would have thought the added earcap piece would have been made with less length so the handset goes back on hook correctly. Always possible of course that the individual who made this got the length wrong and didn't bother to cut it shorter.
The addition of a 'hollow listening tube' for attaching to an additional (likely flexible) tube, would render the phone unusable to anyone else.

I zoomed in and lightened the photo (attached), hard to tell, but (to me) the rod/bar doesn't look hollow.
The holes of the cap are filled.
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