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Offline phonetech87

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What phone does this belong to?
« on: April 18, 2020, 05:22:55 PM »
Hello;

I have had this old transmitter nickel plated a while back. I dont know what telephone set this is made for. Particularly with the type of the butterfly mount. Any suggestions/guesses are appreciated.

Thanks
Ben Salem

Offline Desert Phone Guy

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Re: What phone does this belong to?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2020, 07:29:18 PM »
Looks like it would go on an early version of a Western Electric 293 compact common battery wall telephone.  Appears it may have been renickeled.  The A.B.T Co. at the bottom of the faceplate makes it quite desirable.


Offline SUnset2

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Re: What phone does this belong to?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2020, 07:34:01 PM »
I was just about to say it looked like it would fit a small wooden wall phone like a Western Electric 293, but you beat me to it.

Offline phonetech87

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Re: What phone does this belong to?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2020, 08:56:11 AM »
Here is the results after I acquired a WE 293 wall set.

Thank you for your recommendations. Also thanks to Greg Sargent for working with me.

Ben

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Re: What phone does this belong to?
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2020, 09:05:48 AM »
Ben....that is a stunning Telephone....Doug
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Re: What phone does this belong to?
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2020, 10:31:33 AM »
That is a real head turner.  :)

How complete was the phone when you found it?
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Re: What phone does this belong to?
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2020, 10:32:43 AM »
Yes that does look sharp!
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Offline phonetech87

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Re: What phone does this belong to?
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2020, 04:25:57 PM »
Thank You

I bought the phone without the transmitter/receiver and cords.
Otherwise all other parts were there.

Ben

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: What phone does this belong to?
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2020, 04:39:25 PM »
Really nice! Looks fantastic. IIRC that ABT marked transmitter is fairly rare. Congrats!

Definitely a FOTM contender!
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Offline phonetech87

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Re: What phone does this belong to?
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2020, 05:14:31 PM »

Thanks Harry.

I am quite pleased with the outcome.

Ben

Offline Sargeguy

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Re: What phone does this belong to?
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2020, 12:48:45 AM »
Looks great.  I have found ABT Co transmitters on a 293A and a 301A. There are bevelled versions as well. 
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