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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: WE J/K-500, 5-52
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2010, 02:17:06 PM »
McHeath,
Thank you for the picture--it confirmed what I was thinking, but better safe than sorry.

D/P,
Thank you for the interpretation of the color bands!  Since I don't have those commited to memory, I try to keep a cheat sheet around.  Mind you, I always lose track of where I last laid it. ;D

Bill,
1.  You continuously mention "rural service" in reference to the J/K/T phones.  Is there any knowledge or documentation on how far from central(minumum) these phones would have been used?


BSP's list "zones" for which style of phone gets used. There is probably a reference that states how much (line) resistance is allowed per zone #.


A little off topic. I recently read a reference that stated that they discovered a method to get more distance from older sets. I think this was G handsets (w/ G elements) on 5302 sets.

The reference was in a "Bell Telephone Magazine", probably May of 1955

Jim

If this is the case then 5302's w/ g-elements can be legitimate.
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Re: WE J/K-500, 5-52
« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2010, 11:25:16 PM »

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A little off topic. I recently read a reference that stated that they discovered a method to get more distance from older sets. I think this was G handsets (w/ G elements) on 5302 sets.

The reference was in a "Bell Telephone Magazine", probably May of 1955

Jim

If this is the case then 5302's w/ g-elements can be legitimate.
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Here is the article I mentioned. Towards the bottom of the first column. Apparently I didn't record the date. It is from a "Bell Telephone Magazine", I am almost certain 1955 and I am thinking May.

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