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Offline AE40FAN

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Re: Blue Thermoplastic 302 Here and Gone
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2012, 11:23:49 PM »
Doug, I agree!

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Re: Blue Thermoplastic 302 Here and Gone
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2012, 08:15:24 AM »
I would put original WE brown cloth cords on it. I would make it as original as possible. When I find a beater at a flea or a yard sale, I look at the parts. Can I use that dial? Those cloth cords look good, just dirty. Handset looks good.

To me, nothing spoils a great old phone more than reproduction parts. The fake dial card or the fake cords, your eyes just go right to it.

Wrong parts can be just as offending. Am AE dial or handset on a WE phone. They are vintage parts, but just wrong.

We are keeping history. We really are. We are maintaining relics for another generation. I am not talking about someone who just wants a working old phone in their living room, I am talking about us. Purists.

Again....just one mans opinion....Doug
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Offline AE40FAN

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Re: Blue Thermoplastic 302 Here and Gone
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2012, 10:06:20 AM »
Most of my phones were found without dial cards or the condition was just beyond salvageable.  However, if they are there in good shape I do agree you should preserve them.  I'm okay with reproduction dial cards as I don't see a slew of affordable decent shape original dial cards for sale online anywhere...

Offline AE_Collector

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Re: Blue Thermoplastic 302 Here and Gone
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2012, 11:50:16 AM »
So would a blue 302 have originally had brown cloth cords rather than blue cloth? I just assumed that they came with blue and blue is unavailable other than repro. (Don't know much of anything about WECo)

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Re: Blue Thermoplastic 302 Here and Gone
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2012, 12:37:35 PM »
The pekin red, ivory, gray-green and blue 302s came with matching color cords. They had the twill weave even after the basket weave was used for brown cords.
"C'est pas une restauration, c'est une rénovation."--François Martin.

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Re: Blue Thermoplastic 302 Here and Gone
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2012, 09:55:44 AM »
Sold for $623 .... Doug
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Re: Blue Thermoplastic 302 Here and Gone
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2012, 11:57:06 AM »
That sure seems high for what I saw.  The one I bought had two cracked corners, but they didn't go past the corners.  The handset is also in better shape.  Was it worth what I paid for it?  Who knows-- but I'm happy with it.
Stephen

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Re: Blue Thermoplastic 302 Here and Gone
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2012, 12:19:50 PM »
Stephen...I thought it was high considering that really bad crack. Yours was expertly repaired and you should be proud. I doubt this will ever be repaired to equal what was paid for it.....Doug
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