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Offline wds

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Western Electric 50 AL
« on: November 14, 2011, 07:12:09 PM »
Picked up another 50al from Ebay last week.  $40 including shipping.  This is my second one with the early Jan 1 18 date.  No dial, but it did have the original dial harness.  But I mainly wanted to show the dial card - also, the inside of the base is stamped in red, IRI TV-31 ( I think - hard to read).  TV stamp on the inside, with the hospital dial card.  I thought the center ring cover was pretty neat.
Dave

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Re: Western Electric 50 AL
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011, 07:37:53 PM »
Very cool phone & center ring cover, Dave.  I think that might be IV-31.....fourth quarter of 31.  Looks like an "I" in the photo.  Could it be (R)...like "Repaired" the IVth quarter of '31?

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Western Electric 50 AL
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011, 07:45:12 PM »
How do you keep finding these things?  BTW, if you're up for another long drive (even longer than the last), here's something: http://cleveland.craigslist.org/atq/2699889283.html.

Larry

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Re: Western Electric 50 AL
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2011, 08:04:04 PM »
Repaired IV-31 makes sense.  Might also explain the wiring harness, and maybe the bulldog transmitter. 
Dave

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Re: Western Electric 50 AL
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2011, 02:58:21 PM »
Picked up the phones from the Craigs list ad.  I could of swore by looking at the pictures that there was a gray 302 in that pile of phones.  Turned out to be a plastic 302 covered in mold.  He lowered his price to $30 for all 10, and I'll get rid of the 500 model phones on Ebay.  The B1 was nice, with the E-1 handset and a nice cloth coiled cord. 
Dave

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Re: Western Electric 50 AL
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2011, 03:01:44 PM »
Dave,

I really didn't think that you would drive that far.  You can get rid of the B1 by sending it to me :)

Larry

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Re: Western Electric 50 AL
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2011, 03:18:19 PM »
Well if Larry gets the B1, I think those 302s would feel at home here ;) ::)  ;D
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Re: Western Electric 50 AL
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2011, 05:52:55 PM »
Between you two, all I'm going to have left are the cords!  Still sorting the phones - upon closer inspection one of the 500's is actually a 5302.  Also came up with two very nice cloth line cords, and two very nice coiled cloth cords.  Overall, I'm pretty happy with this haul.
Dave

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Re: Western Electric 50 AL
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2011, 06:52:32 PM »
I thought that one of the phones in the pictures looked like a 5302.  I guess that I am not as insane as I thought.

Larry

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Re: Western Electric 50 AL
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2011, 07:36:11 PM »
I thought that one of the phones in the pictures looked like a 5302.  I guess that I am not as insane as I thought.

Larry

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