Author Topic: Hello, New Member Here! - Marcelo L.  (Read 15732 times)

Offline wds

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Re: Hello, New Member Here!
« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2011, 04:23:14 PM »
Here's the wiring for the cord set to the "new" wooden subset box.  When you get the parts from Steve, we will help you wire up the components correctly.
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Re: Hello, New Member Here!
« Reply #31 on: October 09, 2011, 04:25:15 PM »
Here's the wiring for the cord set to the "new" wooden subset box.  When you get the parts from Steve, we will help you wire up the components correctly.

I don't think the picture uploaded.

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Re: Hello, New Member Here!
« Reply #32 on: October 09, 2011, 04:25:56 PM »
double click on the pdf file right below my message.  
« Last Edit: October 09, 2011, 04:32:26 PM by wds »
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Re: Hello, New Member Here!
« Reply #33 on: October 09, 2011, 04:35:00 PM »
Are far as a dial, that's why I like to buy a beat up 302, it has all the parts you need to make the subset, plus the dial.  I try to buy one that's in bad shape, that way I don't feel so bad stripping it for the parts.
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Re: Hello, New Member Here!
« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2011, 04:43:25 PM »
double click on the pdf file right below my message.  

Got it, thanks

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Re: Hello, New Member Here!
« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2011, 09:53:04 PM »
Are far as a dial, that's why I like to buy a beat up 302, it has all the parts you need to make the subset, plus the dial.  I try to buy one that's in bad shape, that way I don't feel so bad stripping it for the parts.

I just purchased this bakelite 302 from ebay for just under $25+ shipping.

This should now give me everything I need for the dial conversion and subset, correct?



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Re: Hello, New Member Here!
« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2011, 11:32:21 PM »

I noticed that the dial face looked rather worn on this phone so I purchased a repro dial face overlay on ebay from a seller called oldphoneguy.


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Re: Hello, New Member Here!
« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2011, 11:51:13 PM »
Your 302 has a 150B plate which has smaller numbers and red letters. That overlay is for a 150A plate. The 150A plates just have numbers and were used in rural areas that didnt have an exchange name and therefore didnt need the letters. I hope you didn't pay too much for it.
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Re: Hello, New Member Here!
« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2011, 03:03:41 AM »


That 302 appears to be in darn good condition unless it's smashed in some place that isn't visible.  I'd say it's worth keeping as it is, and go looking for a smashed one to use as a parts donor. 

Note the area code and numeric number label.  That phone was in use somewhere at least into the late 1960s, long after 500s were universally installed for new service in Bell area.

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« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2011, 09:09:29 AM »
It looks like that 302 has a nice 5H dial on it, which is a correct dial for your D1.  The worn numbers/letters are fine for display - remember, it's a 75 year old phone, so the numbers are allowed to be worn a little.  Gives it that authentic look. 
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Re: Hello, New Member Here!
« Reply #40 on: October 11, 2011, 09:18:26 AM »
Your 302 has a 150B plate which has smaller numbers and red letters. That overlay is for a 150A plate. The 150A plates just have numbers and were used in rural areas that didnt have an exchange name and therefore didnt need the letters. I hope you didn't pay too much for it.

Kenny, Iím using the 302 dial and the overlay on my older 202. I picked this dial overlay because Iíve seen a few 202ís with numeric only dials and figured this would be correct. It should still fit, right?
(The dial overlay was $5 shipped)

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Re: Hello, New Member Here!
« Reply #41 on: October 11, 2011, 09:26:06 AM »


That 302 appears to be in darn good condition unless it's smashed in some place that isn't visible.  I'd say it's worth keeping as it is, and go looking for a smashed one to use as a parts donor. 

Note the area code and numeric number label.  That phone was in use somewhere at least into the late 1960s, long after 500s were universally installed for new service in Bell area.


GG, from the pictures and the sellerís description the phone appears to be in pretty good cosmetic condition for its age, and it works! It was also upgraded with a modular plug so it will be easy enough to test once it arrives.

I will be removing the dial and network from this phone to get my 202 and Kellogg subset project working, but I will eventually source the parts to bring the 302 back to operational condition.

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Re: Hello, New Member Here!
« Reply #42 on: October 11, 2011, 09:30:32 AM »
It looks like that 302 has a nice 5H dial on it, which is a correct dial for your D1.  The worn numbers/letters are fine for display - remember, it's a 75 year old phone, so the numbers are allowed to be worn a little.  Gives it that authentic look. 

I agree with you on trying to keep some of the phoneís patina but from the pictures it looks like the #1 is completely gone and wouldnít the numeric only dial be more suitable for an older 202?

Once I get the 302 in my hands I can make the final decision, sometimes you can bring old lettering back with pen or marker and a steady hand.

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Re: Hello, New Member Here!
« Reply #43 on: October 11, 2011, 09:34:05 AM »
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Once I get the 302 in my hands I can make the final decision, sometimes you can bring old lettering back with pen or marker and a steady hand.

I have done that with at least a few dial plates, and if I can do it, anyone can (and better).

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« Reply #44 on: October 11, 2011, 10:24:55 PM »
Next thing on my shopping list is cloth phone cord.  ;D

I will need a new handset cord, a cord that goes from the phone to the subset and finally a cord that goes from the subset to the wall.

I want to confirm that I have the correct amount of conductors for each cord that I need.

Handset Ė 3 conductor (spade ends on both sides)

Phone to subset Ė 4 conductor (spade ends on both sides)

Subset to wall Ė 4 conductor (spade ends on one side and modular plug on the other)

Just to reiterate what Iím doing; Iím adding a 5H dial to my D1 and wiring it to my Kellogg subset box using a coil and condenser sourced from a 302.

Am I on the right track here? ???