Author Topic: Now the Story Can be Told - 1949 WECo 500 Set  (Read 238727 times)

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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #600 on: April 08, 2010, 08:12:49 PM »
No GPO everything fits like it should. When taking the shell off however, you have to maneuver if around a bit to clear the horizontal Line switch arms. I think this is why the design was changed.
I've seen many nice 500's but this is the best yet.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #601 on: April 08, 2010, 08:15:18 PM »
Gheez !!! I forgot to mention that these parts Jim sent are genuine 1950 Soft shell, and the proper hooked handset, with Cup, Transmitter amd receiver elements, also dated 1950.
Worth a small fortune themselves.

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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #602 on: April 08, 2010, 08:23:00 PM »
Dan/P what is the exact dates on the items? I wanted to see how well they matched up!
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #603 on: April 08, 2010, 08:33:18 PM »
Dan/P what is the exact dates on the items? I wanted to see how well they matched up!

The shell is 12-14-50
The handset is 9-50
The Transmitter element is 9-50
The Receiver element is 10-3-50
All very close. I might add all are near mint condition.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #604 on: April 08, 2010, 08:35:35 PM »
Dan,
 When I originally got it, the price sticker was compleate. As you saw, I pulled it halfway off (that was a couple of years ago).
I probably "quick" dusted the phone  2-3 times while I had it.


If I had won this phone, It would still look like the auction photo!

Glad you like the handset and housing , This has been a fun thread.

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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #605 on: April 08, 2010, 08:36:13 PM »
Dan/P what is the exact dates on the items? I wanted to see how well they matched up!

The shell is 12-14-50
The handset is 9-50
The Transmitter element is 9-50
The Receiver element is 10-3-50
All very close. I might add all are near mint condition.
D/P

The caps are '55 tho.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #606 on: April 08, 2010, 08:43:06 PM »
D/P,
Now that the phone is basically a compleate set, I am wondering how much does it weigh?
Most of the Parts appear to be on the "heavier-than-normal" side.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #607 on: April 08, 2010, 08:44:35 PM »
A while back someone was selling  more than a dozen  F# sets on Ebay. They were all from a telephone office display. They were princess phones and trimlines.
They all had F#'s. Some were gutless display sets and some had guts.
I didn't log the #'s.

The number F55835 appears on the bottom of one of those eBay sets, it's an aqua 2500 and dated 6-70.

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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #608 on: April 08, 2010, 09:08:28 PM »
D/P, I have a 283B 4-prong plug if you think that's what your phone should have.  However, while the prong base is black, the outer cover is beige.  The cover could probably be painted brown if that's what it's supposed to look like.  I don't think these are all that hard to come by, but I'll send you mine if you want it. 

Awesome news on the 1950-dated parts from Jim S.  They have found their way to the right base!

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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #609 on: April 08, 2010, 09:12:52 PM »
No GPO everything fits like it should. When taking the shell off however, you have to maneuver if around a bit to clear the horizontal Line switch arms. I think this is why the design was changed.
I've seen many nice 500's but this is the best yet.
D/P

Yes Dan,

I was referring to my post about "dremmling" a disposable 500 shell for the cutaway type display.

Again, your discovery is coming along nicely, and its incredibly admirable you want to commemirate the folks involved.

It's amazing how helpful people are on this forum, rather than sliding into personal bickering, like a few forums I've been on.

I lok forward to the next installment.

Best,

Scot





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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #610 on: April 08, 2010, 09:45:36 PM »
No GPO everything fits like it should. When taking the shell off however, you have to maneuver if around a bit to clear the horizontal Line switch arms. I think this is why the design was changed.
I've seen many nice 500's but this is the best yet.
D/P

Yes Dan,

I was referring to my post about "dremmling" a disposable 500 shell for the cutaway type display.

Again, your discovery is coming along nicely, and its incredibly admirable you want to commemirate the folks involved.

It's amazing how helpful people are on this forum, rather than sliding into personal bickering, like a few forums I've been on.

I lok forward to the next installment.

Best,

Scot






Scot,
I am thinking that might be a good use for this soft '54 housing.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #611 on: April 08, 2010, 09:51:43 PM »
Cut out both sides, and the back, and glue in clear poly sheet.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #612 on: April 08, 2010, 10:06:45 PM »
Cut out both sides, and the back, and glue in clear poly sheet.
D/P

I was just thinking cut out both sides, However, you have the talent to fit in the
poly sheet and make it look right.
It is 9-7-54. I have kept it around because even a damaged part has is uses as an experimental piece.

A lot of times I take things like this to shows for my "free" pile. I envisioned this  housing as a to practice piece for someone attempting chip  repair.
I think clear side panels would be a good compromise between the black/clear crowd. It would be an eyecatching way to display the set at a show.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #613 on: April 08, 2010, 11:07:02 PM »
So D/P,
Are you up for it? It's your's for shipping if you want to give it a go.
Let me know,
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #614 on: April 08, 2010, 11:20:41 PM »
Jim;
You've given more than enough on the project. I can't ask you to donate another shell.
You have my address, let me know how much shipping is...... :o
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