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Burled Walnut Northern Electric #2 Uni Phone
« on: August 11, 2012, 10:00:59 PM »
I was fortunate to find a phone I had been searching for quite some time. NE #2 Burled walnut in amazing condition. It has the ultra rare BNF handset with the two piece receiver cap. I added the nickel open face finger wheel, common on an AE ,,,very tough find on a WE/NE type dial. Bakelite just shines, this is a beauty....Doug
« Last Edit: October 28, 2012, 03:14:27 AM by DavePEI »
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Re: Burled Walnet Northern Electric #2 Uni Phone
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2012, 10:02:25 PM »
few more pics
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Re: Burled Walnet Northern Electric #2 Uni Phone
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2012, 10:10:58 PM »
Great find, Doug!  Congratulations.

Which receiver element is in the handset?  It would be interesting to see the spring configuration in the receiver end of the handset, as there seem to be at least two variations out there.
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Re: Burled Walnet Northern Electric #2 Uni Phone
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2012, 11:04:54 PM »
I had no idea that anyone other than AE made a cut away FW! I can cross the "Learn something new every day" off my list for today. Thanks for the great pictures. I have a Burled Walnut NE #2 but I removed paint with easy off and it easy offed most of the shine as well. Another retirement project.,....

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Re: Burled Walnet Northern Electric #2 Uni Phone
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2012, 11:58:49 PM »
Great find, Doug!  Congratulations.

Which receiver element is in the handset?  It would be interesting to see the spring configuration in the receiver end of the handset, as there seem to be at least two variations out there.

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This may not show enough to answer all your questions, but here's an unassembled view of Doug's handset....
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Re: Burled Walnet Northern Electric #2 Uni Phone
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2012, 12:30:42 AM »
Thanks Stephen.

It looks familiar:
  http://www.paul-f.com/neUNI.html#Handsets

Those handsets don't show up in the US very often!
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Re: Burled Walnet Northern Electric #2 Uni Phone
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2012, 08:08:35 AM »
I had no idea that anyone other than AE made a cut away FW! I can cross the "Learn something new every day" off my list for today. Thanks for the great pictures. I have a Burled Walnut NE #2 but I removed paint with easy off and it easy offed most of the shine as well. Another retirement project.,....

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Terry ...I have come across a few of these cutaway nickle finger wheels recently.

Everyone is not in agreement here, but I have found Avon Skin so Soft can help restore the luster and shine to bakelite

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Re: Burled Walnet Northern Electric #2 Uni Phone
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2012, 10:14:50 AM »
Nice one, Doug! That is one beautiful phone ;D
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Re: Burled Walnet Northern Electric #2 Uni Phone
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2012, 10:26:44 AM »
Beautiful phone, Doug!  Congratulations on your find.  That's one I've been watching for as well.

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Re: Burled Walnet Northern Electric #2 Uni Phone
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2012, 07:11:28 PM »
Wow that is a beautiful phone Doug.  Congrats!!

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Re: Burled Walnet Northern Electric #2 Uni Phone
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2012, 08:18:05 PM »
Beautiful phone. I'm amazed at the condition and the coloring.
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Re: Burled Walnet Northern Electric #2 Uni Phone
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2012, 08:34:15 PM »
thanks guys...I got very lucky....Doug
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Re: Burled Walnet Northern Electric #2 Uni Phone
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2012, 11:40:07 AM »
I was going through alot of junk cleaning my work bench area and I came up with an amazing discovery. I had a gold sani dial finger wheel. Not the nickel, but a gold one. Matches a brass retainer ring perfectly. I am installing it on my #2....Doug
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Re: Burled Walnet Northern Electric #2 Uni Phone
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2012, 11:41:46 AM »
WOW :o
That will look excellent!
Now get the 2 screws in brass to finish it up!
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Re: Burled Walnet Northern Electric #2 Uni Phone
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2012, 02:10:33 PM »
I find it interesting that the numbers are printed(stamped?) on the fingerwheel.
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