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Offline Kenny C

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Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« on: November 25, 2010, 03:00:40 AM »
We saw your aquas so now lets look at my second favorite odel of phone the 5302. I will start this off. mine is 1959
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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2010, 08:19:31 AM »
I have been told that my 5302 is not real from members in the ATCA. I bought this at a Flea Market just outside of Worcester MA about 20 miles from Framingham where I live. Even had a Worcester dial card. This is very cool looking phone, whether it is real or cobbled. Being bought at a Flea market does give it some credence as real, but who knows....Happy Turkey-Day....Doug
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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2010, 10:16:09 AM »
Let's call that a 5302A.

As in, "A!  Is that a 5302?!"

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Here's my 5302.  Dated 4/59, inside cover dated 5-22-56.  I love the straight handset cord!
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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2010, 10:31:56 AM »
Here is mine  ;D

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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2010, 11:13:04 AM »
Here's my white one (I posted this in another post a while back).  It's seen better days---it has some minor repaired damage--- but it's white.  The second photos shows it next to a 500.  It's a candidate for the peroxide bath.  Maybe next summer when the sun rises in the sky again.

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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2010, 11:38:13 AM »
Here's mine, albeit not as nice as the ones posted below.  It has a bakelite G1 handset. I'm still hunting for more.....

Doug,  I would have bought yours if I saw it,  even though it may be  not original.  I like it anyway.  

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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2010, 11:45:46 AM »
Dennis:

Is that the white one you found when we went to that indoor sale near Lansing four or five years ago?
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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2010, 12:25:37 PM »
Doug;
Could that be an early or prototype 5302 ?
Looks authentic, if not where did the dial mount come from ?
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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2010, 02:14:02 PM »
I do kinda like the looks of that phone, Doug.  Did someone modify a dial blank and then mount a 3 inch dial there?

Dave, the white 5302 came from a trade I made a while back.  As seen here.......

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=1155.0

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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2010, 03:54:16 PM »
Doug;
Could that be an early or prototype 5302 ?
Looks authentic, if not where did the dial mount come from ?
D/P

I didn't think of that. I realy like that one. What is the date on the inside of the case?
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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2010, 04:27:12 PM »
Doug;
Could that be an early or prototype 5302 ?
Looks authentic, if not where did the dial mount come from ?
D/P

I didn't think of that. I realy like that one. What is the date on the inside of the case?
Kenny...like most 5302s its a mish mash of dates with a 5m dial. All the screws match the holes, doesn't look to be a force fit. The  guys on the ATCA list said it was a fake. 

D/P...I doubt it was a prototye, with the way 5302s were made inside and outside the Bell System this looks like whatever someone had handy. Still a cool phone...Doug
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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2010, 04:50:55 PM »
I really like the strange 5302 too!  Any chance we could see a pic of the inside of the shell, to see how it's all held together?
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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2010, 05:56:09 PM »
I have been told that my 5302 is not real from members in the ATCA. I bought this at a Flea Market just outside of Worcester MA about 20 miles from Framingham where I live. Even had a Worcester dial card. This is very cool looking phone, whether it is real or cobbled. Being bought at a Flea market does give it some credence as real, but who knows....Happy Turkey-Day....Doug

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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2010, 06:11:35 PM »
Here's my 3.  Some of you make me feel guilty about the time and effort you've put into polishing them up.  I'm such a lazy *$#@! 

In date order, starting with the oldest (I'm going by the date stamp on the base, not the shell date):

1940 Port Orchard "Triangle" 5302, fully functions.  I put more effort into this one than any of the others, but nearly ruined it in the process.  The outside was ok, but the insides were a mess.  I had to repaint and replicate the stamps, including the manufacture date stamp on the inside (not shown, but it's in another thread). 

1941 with F1 handset.  Works except it needs a receiver element.  It appears somebody (not me) at one time "adjusted" the feet by glueing on a spacer to level it out.

1947 5302, fully functions.

I can't help but think the stamps on the bottom of 5302s were hand-stamped, judging from the variation of the placement and quality.
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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2010, 06:19:58 PM »
I have been told that my 5302 is not real from members in the ATCA. I bought this at a Flea Market just outside of Worcester MA about 20 miles from Framingham where I live. Even had a Worcester dial card. This is very cool looking phone, whether it is real or cobbled. Being bought at a Flea market does give it some credence as real, but who knows....Happy Turkey-Day....Doug

Did you use the Avon SSS on this one?  What reasons did they give for it not being "real"?
Greg...I did use SSS on it. I was told that WE never used that type dial blank. It does look odd the way the dial is raised, but I think it also looks cool. I don't know, but I do really like it...Doug
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