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Offline deedubya3800

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Western Electric 5306C on eBay
« on: September 18, 2010, 03:34:24 PM »
I'm not interested enough myself, but there is a 5306C for sale on eBay for forty bucks, plus twelve shipping.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310235705050

http://www.paul-f.com/we300typ.htm gives this description: Party line, 4-party selective, 8-party semi-selective, 101A coil, B3A ringer, 426A tube

Offline JorgeAmely

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Re: Western Electric 5306C on eBay
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2010, 09:33:32 PM »
Did someone say tube inside? That should be fun to bring back to working conditions.
Jorge

Offline Kenny C

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Re: Western Electric 5306C on eBay
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2010, 09:34:10 PM »
what was the point of putting tubes in phones?
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Offline paul-f

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Re: Western Electric 5306C on eBay
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2010, 10:22:18 PM »
The tube was used in the ringing circuit for selective ringing on party lines.  The connection diagram may help understand its use:
  http://www.telephonecollectors.org/DocumentLibrary/BSPs/502Division/502-400-404-i5-Telephone-Sets-306A-C-5306C.PDF

If you're tininking of getting this, ask whether the tube is still inside (or for inside photos).  Even though it's marked530C, it may have been nodified to a 5302 after party lines lost favor.
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Offline Kenny C

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Re: Western Electric 5306C on eBay
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2010, 10:25:25 PM »
i already have a 5302 so i dont need one
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Re: Western Electric 5306C on eBay
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2010, 10:43:49 PM »
My first post on the forum (below) was a plea regarding what I thought was a non-ringing WE302 with a "weird tube" inside.  With the help of this forum I learned it was a WE306, and with Jorge's help we got it ringing USING the tube.  It was a red letter day all around.  Thanks again, Jorge!  It's still ringing...

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=3026.0
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Offline Sargeguy

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Re: Western Electric 5306C on eBay
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2010, 11:34:23 PM »
I have been watching that one for a few days.  I am a sucker for tubed sets.  If it were $10 cheaper, or if I weren't waiting on a few items I really want,  I would own it already.  I am hoping it doesn't sell and he re-lists it for less. 
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Offline JorgeAmely

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Re: Western Electric 5306C on eBay
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2010, 12:26:38 AM »
... Thanks again, Jorge!  It's still ringing...

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=3026.0

Glad to be able to help you. These tubes barely get stressed doing this ringing job. It will last for many decades.
Jorge