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Offline rdelius

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Federal set
« on: October 30, 2010, 09:21:45 PM »
Do not see these much.
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Re: Federal set
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 09:27:14 PM »
So, is this a 302 clone, or a special model made by Western Electric?

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Re: Federal set
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2010, 09:51:11 PM »
This set was built by Federal telephone and radio corp. This was part of IT&T. Similar sets were built overseas and looked the same on the outside , but parts were different. Copied the 302 looks but parts are different .IT&T was originally international Western Electric but by this time -mid 1940s no relationship to Western Electric.
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Federal set
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2010, 10:49:32 PM »
The dial looks very much like the one in my Connecticut Toaster Phone.  It is interesting that is has mounting holes for North American style dial mounts and probably European.
 


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Re: Federal set
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2010, 07:16:51 AM »
I always found these phones fascinating. You never really saw an abundance of them. Getting one in this beautiful condition is a wonderful find.  When I found mine years ago, I thought it was a 302 and didn't realize until I had it home. Very cool phone...Doug
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Re: Federal set
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2010, 10:34:31 AM »
This set was a mess. I got it from Paul Vaverchak. Case damaged and no handset.Repaired broken case and got a handset off a Cuban 102 set.I think some of the design features came from Standard electric in Belgium. I think the set is ex US military though.
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Re: Federal set
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2010, 05:00:35 PM »
I only found out about these federal 302's earlier this year. I may have a digital copy of a flyer for this set. I will post it if I can find it.
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Re: Federal set
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2010, 05:35:59 PM »
There is an interesting BSP document about these phones at: http://sc.infc.info/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_details&gid=684&Itemid=19.

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Re: Federal set
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2010, 05:29:39 PM »
Can you let me know the length and colors of the dial wiring harness?  I have a couple of these sets, but they are manual, and I want to add a dial to one, as correct as possible.

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Re: Federal set
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2010, 11:40:34 AM »
The dial cord is about 10 inches long, wires are yellow,white,green,red. There is a woven black cover over the wiring harness. The lugs on the telephone end are very small. You might have to hunt for the dial. Standard US dials will not mount in this set. the screws are at the 1o'clock and the & o'clock positions. This dial was used in other military telephones.
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Offline Jim S.

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Re: Federal set
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2010, 02:36:29 PM »
Can you let me know the length and colors of the dial wiring harness?  I have a couple of these sets, but they are manual, and I want to add a dial to one, as correct as possible.

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Re: Federal set
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2010, 09:48:08 PM »
Can you let me know the length and colors of the dial wiring harness?  I have a couple of these sets, but they are manual, and I want to add a dial to one, as correct as possible.

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Hi Jeremy! You made it. Now that you're on yet another forum you will have absolutely NO time left over for projects around the house. (except phone projects of course).

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Re: Federal set
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2010, 11:32:25 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Jeremy.

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Re: Federal set
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2010, 09:53:18 AM »
Jeremy....welcome to the Forum...it is a fun place to talk about phones. .........Doug Rose
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Re: Federal set
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2010, 02:11:05 PM »
Thanks Everyone!