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Offline Karen

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NEC dial ring?
« on: February 09, 2012, 05:37:35 AM »
Im totally unfamiliar with this phone. I dont think Ive even seen an "NEC" mark before.  The dial center looks a little larger than on my other phones, so I was wondering if someone could help me find the part. 

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: NEC dial ring?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 07:17:21 AM »
That is a Japanese #4 phone.  They were made by a number of manufacturers, including NEC.  These phones are not very command here, so finding a dial center ring may be a challenge.

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Offline Karen

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Re: NEC dial ring?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 09:16:35 PM »
Larry... what does NEC stand for anyway?

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: NEC dial ring?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 09:23:24 PM »
I believe that NEC stood for Nipon Electric Company.  It is a huge Japanese electronics manufacturer.  I have the same phone, but mine was made by Oki.  They are really cute phones.  Much of the design was stolen from Automatic Electric.

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Re: NEC dial ring?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 10:03:41 PM »
The only NEC phones I have are a couple of NEC DB2000 mobile phones, very reliable, one's NIB, the other was NIB but I wanted to use it... :D

Offline Brinybay

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Re: NEC dial ring?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2012, 10:58:20 PM »
On my Type 3, there is a retainer ring for the dial card and cellophane cover on the inside of the dial:
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Offline Karen

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Re: NEC dial ring?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2012, 12:44:50 AM »
Brinybay: On the inside of your dial?  I have nothing. Just the hole and a screw.

I wonder why all these older phones have the missing ring and card.  Its hard to find one that actually still has the dial ring anymore. 

Well.. if anyone comes across this part, let me know! 

Offline Brinybay

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Re: NEC dial ring?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2012, 11:03:43 AM »
Brinybay: On the inside of your dial?  I have nothing. Just the hole and a screw.

I wonder why all these older phones have the missing ring and card.  Its hard to find one that actually still has the dial ring anymore.  

Well.. if anyone comes across this part, let me know!  

I meant on the inside of the ring on the outer part of the finger wheel.  The dial card and cover goes on first, then the retainer ring.  You can see it in the second picture, silver colored ring with the break below the 1.  Of all the pictures I have of this phone, I don't have any showing the dial w/o the dial card.  I'm in the middle of moving, when I bring my tools over I'll get a pic of the finger wheel w/o the dial card on for comparison.
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Offline wds

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Re: NEC dial ring?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2012, 11:14:37 AM »
I've been looking at those two pictures, and both of the handsets sure look like leich handsets.  Actually, the second one looks more like a WE E-1.  Are those handsets in fact NEC or have they been replaced in favor of leich handsets?
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Offline G-Man

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Re: NEC dial ring?
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2012, 11:56:58 AM »
Larry... what does NEC stand for anyway?

"Nippon Electric Company, Ltd. was established in Tokyo, Japan in 1899 with Western Electric Company of the United States to become the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital. Nippon Electric Company, Limited officially became NEC Corporation in 1983."

Offline Brinybay

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Re: NEC dial ring?
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2012, 12:47:29 AM »
I've been looking at those two pictures, and both of the handsets sure look like leich handsets.  Actually, the second one looks more like a WE E-1.  Are those handsets in fact NEC or have they been replaced in favor of leich handsets?

Mine is genuine NEC.
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