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Re: Western Electric desk stand perches and their marks
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2013, 12:14:36 AM »
Both have the same 1916 Yearbook.  The Google Books copy also has the noted Railway Supply Supplement that is not in the Princeton Imaging scan.
 
Both versions have their strengths and weaknesses.  The GB version has more skewed and damaged pages, but the graphics are often cleaner.  It's a good place to start.
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Re: Western Electric desk stand base and perch markings
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2016, 08:18:06 PM »
In the lot of parts I picked up as described in the thread at: http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=16136.0
there is a part that looks to my untrained eye to be a perch with a threaded base.  And, through the thick black paint it SEEMS to be stamped with "20 AL".

Now, due to my inexperience, I may be looking at a very common part that is obviously a part easily recognized by others, but as part of a miscellaneous group of parts the only thing it looks like to me is a perch. 

But, I don't see any other perches with a threaded base in your listing of WE perches.  I would guess that perhaps it was a perch from a different manufacturer, but the apparent marking of "20 AL" has me thinking WE.

Can someone identify this part?  Is it part of a 1947 Ford transmission linkage?  Any ideas?  Should I drop it into a jar of lacquer thinner and get the paint off to see what the stamp says for sure?

The paint is thick, so it is hard to get the light to reflect properly off the stamped area for a photograph, but perhaps the photos below will help.

(If it turns out that this is not a perch at all, we can just delete this post!  I was going to PM Sargeguy but couldn't attach photos to a PM.)

Thanks,
Nick
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Re: Western Electric desk stand base and perch markings
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2016, 09:22:10 PM »
That's weird.  The WE solid perches are two pieces, but this looks like someone removed the bottom of a drawn perch and and replaced it with a threaded tube.
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Re: Western Electric desk stand base and perch markings
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2016, 02:29:15 PM »
that was not unuasual. the early perches were machined and not drawn from tubing.The ears threaded into the" hersheys kiss ".then a hole was drilled and a brass pin was inserted so things would lock in place. After polishing and plating it looked like one piece.

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Re: Western Electric desk stand base and perch markings
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2016, 01:46:09 AM »
So, rdelius, do you think that this piece is original with this piece of threaded tube, or would the original threaded piece have looked different?

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Re: Western Electric desk stand base and perch markings
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2016, 10:35:47 AM »
I think it is origional,someone unscrewed it from the solid threaded perch.