"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by xtal_01, April 04, 2023, 03:48:24 PM
Quote from: poplar1 on April 06, 2023, 04:05:06 PMThat doesn't explain the parkerized finish (2-year gap between the end of 2H dials in 1932 and start of parkerized cases on 1934 4H dials). All 2-type dials reported here have painted cases.
Quote from: xtal_01 on April 06, 2023, 04:19:46 PMDo you think it could have been an 4A I don't have a catalog but one of the guys on the singing wires group said 4A was listed but again, no one in that group had ever seen one.Mike
Quote from: poplar1 on April 06, 2023, 11:18:59 PMOn Ebay, I found another 4H with the W marked out with 3 lines in the metal.
Quote from: FABphones on April 07, 2023, 03:53:41 AM...perhaps by a refurb house, which may account for the difference in inking.
Quote...vermilion ink R overstamp were no doubt done at the Western Electric Repair Shops located in the WE Distributing Houses, not some independent refurbisher. They are often found on Bell System 302s (marked on handset), and the vermilion ink is consistent with other WE stamps
Quote from: poplar1 on April 07, 2023, 04:57:19 AM...an original 1937 4C dial, with a good photo that needs to be rotated. I can't read the terminal designations, but they must be Y BK BB W.
Quote from: FABphones on April 07, 2023, 09:44:12 AMway back when these things did not matter