Author Topic: Now the Story Can be Told - 1949 WECo 500 Set  (Read 238970 times)

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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #975 on: March 28, 2013, 06:15:04 AM »
....have been reading through this incredibly interesting post's many pages over the last couple of days.

d/p: you mention at one point a 'beefed-up' g1 handset, and show a photograph of 2 different h/sets.  could you give any more info on that...........is it the one you have on the phone now, and how do the dimensions differ ?

any chance of a recording of the phone ringing, similar to the recording of the unusual dial ?

many thanks.


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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #976 on: March 28, 2013, 03:11:40 PM »
I vaguely recall a post about the beefy handset. If you could give me the page number. If I recall, I found a photo of a beefy handset, and some thought maybe just photo angle.
The ringer is exactly the same as regular 500 ringer.

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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #977 on: March 28, 2013, 03:38:55 PM »
thanks .......i misunderstood and thought you were in possession of a differently-dimensioned g1.
it would take some rooting around amongst the 66 pages of this post to find the photo, as i didn't note the page no.....it may be about two-thirds of the way through.
anyway congrats on yr amazing renovation of this unique telephone dan - i enjoyed reading about it.
thanks for info on ringer.

david

edit : it's on page 62
« Last Edit: March 29, 2013, 08:19:40 AM by david@london »

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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #978 on: March 29, 2013, 12:48:22 AM »
I am continually jazzed about it.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #979 on: March 29, 2013, 01:58:49 AM »
There was never any G handset that had any different dimensions or design than the classic G handset we all know. 

Early G handsets, however, were made of Bakelite, which was noticeably heavier than the later soft and hard plastic versions.  Also, the early Bakelite G handsets had grooves along the side edges of the handle.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #980 on: March 29, 2013, 02:51:34 PM »
Thanks Bill, If I recall, that is what we had established, when the original photo was posted, ( which I can't seem to Find. ) and the question was brought up. The photo posted, was probably just a lighting, or angle differential.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #981 on: May 10, 2013, 09:56:15 PM »
Dan, Did you do any restoration to this phone?
Can you put pictures up if you did?
My apologies if you posted about this, I couldn't find it.
Thank You
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #982 on: May 11, 2013, 11:42:48 PM »
Mo;
Not at all, I love showing and discussing the topic.
First 4 photos, before, and after, last photo, as displayed now.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #983 on: May 12, 2013, 12:55:16 AM »
Simply Amazing! Beautiful job.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #984 on: May 12, 2013, 07:51:21 AM »
That phone makes me smile every time I see it!  :)

What a prize!

 
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #985 on: May 12, 2013, 09:20:05 AM »
I would be afraid to touch it. I would hate myself if I accidentally dropped it, I have been known to be clumsy.
Again, it is beautiful.
Thanks for posting.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #986 on: May 12, 2013, 04:43:52 PM »
It makes me smile each time I look at it also, and I would love to use it more, but I'm concerned an internal component might fail, and no replacement available. So I look and smile alot. I really wish I could find a PERMANENT location, for all to see for a long time to come. I'm just not confident, that a museum is as long term as I wish. I would not want it ending up on eBay.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #987 on: May 13, 2013, 04:53:23 PM »
It makes me smile each time I look at it also, and I would love to use it more, but I'm concerned an internal component might fail, and no replacement available.
D/P
I suspect the components will outlast an early production model 500 set.
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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #988 on: May 13, 2013, 05:58:57 PM »
Mo;
I'm resending it now. Maybe the file is too large for email.
D/P

Isn't 16 Meg the normal maximum size of an email? It is for me and that includes overhead leaving less room for actual content. Any idea what size the file is D/P?

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Re: Now the Story Can be Told.
« Reply #989 on: May 14, 2013, 01:28:42 AM »
Terry;
Which file are you referring to.
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