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Offline RotarDad

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Early WE500 Straight Handset Cord?
« on: July 16, 2012, 09:50:44 PM »
I just bought this set of cords on Ebay.  I was interested in the straight handset cord that appears to be for an early 500.   It has the short leads (with slightly longer black one) for connection to the equalizer or terminal strip on the early sets.  However, it appears to have the handset strain relief molded as part of the cord like many 302 rubber cords.  It is also missing the metal strain relief at the phone end.  Any thoughts - is this a WE part?  These are Ebay photos:

« Last Edit: July 16, 2012, 09:52:24 PM by RotarDad »
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Re: Early WE500 Straight Handset Cord?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 11:16:49 PM »
With the exception of the missing metal clip on the phone end, that handset cord appears to be entirely authentic for the very early 500 sets with the equalizer.  The handset end is made for the G1 handset,and would not have been that style for an F1 handset.

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Re: Early WE500 Straight Handset Cord?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 07:42:00 PM »
Looks like the real deal to me as well.  You can remove the end clamp strain relief from another cord and install it on this to make it usable. 

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Re: Early WE500 Straight Handset Cord?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2012, 10:04:23 PM »
Thanks for the input!   Now I'll need to find a brass strain relief to complete it.  I also hope the cord straightens out - it may have been stored for quite a few decades!
Paul

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Early WE500 Straight Handset Cord?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2012, 10:09:10 PM »
A little heat on the bends will allow you to straighten them.

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Re: Early WE500 Straight Handset Cord?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2012, 12:49:50 AM »
Thanks Larry for the heat idea - I give that a try.  Fortunately, this one looks like the bends are not too tight.
Paul