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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2010, 08:22:22 PM »
Let's call that a 5302A.

As in, "A!  Is that a 5302?!"

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I was thinking it was a 5301 ..... as in "not quite a 5302"...

How is it all held together Doug? Why can't the round "lack of" number plate be put into the shell from the inside rather than sitting on the outside?

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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2010, 08:45:52 PM »
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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2010, 10:25:53 PM »
Model numbers for the 5300-series added a 5 to the model number of the donor 300-series set.
   http://www.paul-f.com/we300typ.htm#5300

A 5301 would be a set made from a 301.  Not likely.

A favorite of mine is the 5251.

Here are some photos showing various bottom stampings.  That's one of the most interesting features to me, as there didn't seem to be as much consistency as we are used to seeing from the Bell System.
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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #18 on: November 26, 2010, 08:35:20 AM »
Let's call that a 5302A.

As in, "A!  Is that a 5302?!"

:)


I was thinking it was a 5301 ..... as in "not quite a 5302"...

How is it all held together Doug? Why can't the round "lack of" number plate be put into the shell from the inside rather than sitting on the outside?

Terry
Terry....I never tried, but I think the rise is to gradual to fit it the hole. This is the way I found it and I'm really quite happy with it ....Doug
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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #19 on: November 26, 2010, 08:57:31 AM »
OK, here is one of my 5302's in my display of WE phones. I have several other black ones not pictured.
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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2010, 02:10:01 PM »
Here are a few more creative/questionable sets...
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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2010, 06:34:46 PM »
Paul, is that adapter ring listed in any of the BSP's (like 501-160-100)? I have one that looks like it on a SC 1543. I always considered that phone to be in the same category as the 5302. It mounts from inside the body and it is the same size as what would fit into a 500. There is no way that it would fit in a 5302. Doug, did you get to look inside to see how yours is mounted?

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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2010, 06:39:49 PM »
Paul, is that adapter ring listed in any of the BSP's (like 501-160-100)? I have one that looks like it on a SC 1543. I always considered that phone to be in the same category as the 5302. It mounts from inside the body and it is the same size as what would fit into a 500. There is no way that it would fit in a 5302. Doug, did you get to look inside to see how yours is mounted?
Doug...It is mounted with three screws in the holes that the number ring would mount to without the fork. A nice, unforced fit. It looks very similar to your SC mount without the rubber ring. Looks like you have solved the mystery. Its still a keeper. Man, what people did to to make a phone work! I paid $1 for it, so I don't think someone was trying to make a collectable for big bucks!!....other Doug
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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2010, 08:32:55 PM »
Since 5302's are made from a mix of used and new parts, I always mention both the base plate date and the shell date when discussing them. Since they weren't built in the factory, you're gonna find all kinds of funny business out there. Here's mine, though, the one that really started me as a phone collector though I already had a couple of rotary phones. Base and coil from 1946, shell from 1-5-1960.

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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2010, 08:35:43 PM »
Great phone DW

The left plunger on mine sticks Does anyone know what could cause it?
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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2010, 08:43:57 PM »
Usually dirt causes it. 

Did you try taking them out and cleaning them? 

You would need to remove the three scres that hold the hookswitch and the hand-hold cover in place.  I would clean them with ordinary cleaner like 409.  Clean the inside where the plungers ride with some cleaner using Q-Tips.

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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2010, 03:21:44 PM »
Here's a shot of the light beige 5302 I won from John Huckeby last year.  The base & most of the internal parts are dated 1939 & the plastics, dial & handset elements are 1959.
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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2010, 03:51:33 PM »
Very nice, Stephen.   Beautiful phone.

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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2010, 04:21:55 PM »
Very nice, Stephen.   Beautiful phone.
I second that...its a beauty.....Doug
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Re: Lets see your 5302's guys and gals
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2010, 01:25:09 AM »
Since we're talking 5302's, who's going to show off their G/F handset?  All of mine are in pieces & aren't attached to a displayed phone.
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