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Offline Dan/Panther

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WE500 dial face.
« on: May 19, 2010, 12:29:54 AM »
I have a dial face here that came from an all matching 1953 500, It's double injection molded.
It's marked EMCo. That's a licensed manufacturer isn't it and not original WE?
When did the single injection molded dial faces stop being produced in favor of the double injection molded face.
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Re: WE500 dial face.
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2019, 01:03:15 PM »
Dan: I have a two color dial face with the same mark but no more information about it: http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=23271.msg233509#msg233509. thanks jc

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Re: WE500 dial face.
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2019, 01:32:44 PM »
I beleive earlier AE dial faces have the same mark

Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: WE500 dial face.
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2019, 06:38:22 PM »
I think that dial mark was used by re-builders. I don't think they were ever used on new phones.
I have a foggy memory of a discussion either here or on the club lists regarding that.

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Re: WE500 dial face.
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2019, 01:09:44 PM »
Strange that very little exists about them.
I Googled for about 15 minutes and found nothing.

Someone mentioned Shalamar, and now I can't find who posted it ?
Anyhow,. I Googled it and found nothing.

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Re: WE500 dial face.
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2019, 01:39:10 PM »
Shellamar was mentioned in a post . It was from Jim Stettler.

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Re: WE500 dial face.
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2019, 03:46:58 PM »
I have a dial face here that came from an all matching 1953 500, It's double injection molded.
It's marked EMCo. That's a licensed manufacturer isn't it and not original WE?
When did the single injection molded dial faces stop being produced in favor of the double injection molded face.

I have seen that mold mark on colored WE 500 bezels that are C-Stock. Original WE bezels do not seem to have that company logo.

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Re: WE500 dial face.
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2019, 07:45:23 PM »
Interesting, I thought WE made ALL their own parts...
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: WE500 dial face.
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2019, 10:31:26 PM »
Interesting, I thought WE made ALL their own parts...
I have clear AE modular handsets cords that were made for WE. It said on the box, and the shipping label matched.
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