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Re: AECo Bakelite Era Phones - Manufacture Date Discussions
« Reply #90 on: March 13, 2013, 07:29:24 PM »
I have no idea. I have seen bakelite bodies that seemed to have a little GE logo molded inside which made me wonder if they were molded by by GE or if GE just had something to do with the process or equipment used.

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« Reply #91 on: March 14, 2013, 11:41:19 AM »
GE is big in the plastics business.  They have a big office building about 4 1/2 miles from here.  I wouldn't be surprised if they made molded shells for phones.  I have many bakelite and possibly Plaskon clocks with "Chicago Molded Products" molded into the insides of the cases.  I think that I have seen the same name inside of bakelite Leich phone shells.

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Re: AECo Bakelite Era Phones - Manufacture Date Discussions
« Reply #92 on: March 14, 2013, 12:08:04 PM »
I think that  I saw GE on the AE-Philips sets from Canada  but not on US sets. I think AE has better quality Bakelite than other sets

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Re: AECo Bakelite Era Phones - Manufacture Date Discussions
« Reply #93 on: March 14, 2013, 12:59:45 PM »
I think that  I saw GE on the AE-Philips sets from Canada  but not on US sets. I think AE has better quality Bakelite than other sets
Yet, when I was a kid, I saw cases being molded at the GTE/AE plant in Brockville one time I visited.

Now, it is possible that Phillips Electrical Works had someone else mold their cases before the new plant opened. I couldn't say for sure, as I was only two years old when the new Strowger Blvd. plant opened and the Electrical Works plant changed over to Phillips Wire and Cables.

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Re: AECo Bakelite Era Phones - Manufacture Date Discussions
« Reply #94 on: March 14, 2013, 01:20:02 PM »
Yeah that would make sense. When they built the new AE plant at Brockville maybe they included the equipment to mold their own cases rather than buying from GE.

Now if you just had " a couple of cases" of spare cases......

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Re: AECo Bakelite Era Phones - Manufacture Date Discussions
« Reply #95 on: March 14, 2013, 01:57:05 PM »
Yeah that would make sense. When they built the new AE plant at Brockville maybe they included the equipment to mold their own cases rather than buying from GE.

Now if you just had " a couple of cases" of spare cases......

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Could be. Wish I did have a few cases of NOS AE40, 80, and 34 cases!

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Re: AECo Bakelite Era Phones - Manufacture Date Discussions
« Reply #96 on: August 17, 2015, 07:08:43 PM »
Here is the decal on the bottom of a Northlake AE40 made in October 1958, the date is right next to the decal.

See also: http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=14784.0