Author Topic: WECo E Mount Mystery  (Read 966 times)

Offline cihensley@aol.com

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WECo E Mount Mystery
« on: April 15, 2011, 12:57:29 PM »
I acquired this Western Electric E mount on eBay because it intrigued me. I was not aware of any E mount without buttons, particularly when you can see a button hole partially peeking out of the left side of the covering plate. Some of the pictures and text from the listing are shown. I believe the cords are original WECo because of the rubber covering over the individual conductors.  Note that the line cord is only 2-conductor - red and green. The cradle area and the E handset need restoring. I will continue this with a second post.

Chuck

Offline JimH

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Re: WECo E Mount Mystery
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2011, 01:06:03 PM »
Could this be another attempt by WECO to re-use a former key set for single line service?
Jim H.

Offline Doug Rose

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Re: WECo E Mount Mystery
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2011, 01:10:45 PM »
This was WE making a 205 into a working phone during the war years. WE recycled everything as we know. I have seen pictures Old Payphones made in home phones. This is a cool phone. I have a 205 that I found a couple of years ago. It has a B mount on an A1 base mounted on the 205 base. Nice Find Chuck....Doug

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=1937.0
« Last Edit: April 15, 2011, 01:13:12 PM by Doug Rose »
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Offline cihensley@aol.com

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Re: WECo E Mount Mystery
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2011, 04:51:42 PM »
War-time modified E mount restored.

Chuck

Offline Doug Rose

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Re: WECo E Mount Mystery
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2011, 08:05:29 PM »
War-time modified E mount restored.

Chuck
Chuck another tough find for your collection. This is a wonderful phone and a wonderful refurb....you should be very proud....Doug
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