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Online Doug Rose

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Is this a WE Gray Straight Handset Cord?
« on: November 24, 2012, 05:14:37 PM »
I found this on a damaged 302 that I was parting out. The cord is in really nice shape and is in working condition. Is this a straight gray handset cord that went on the early softplastic 500 sets?Black cord is just there for color comparison......thanks....Doug
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Re: Is this a WE Gray Straight Handset Cord?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 05:55:19 PM »
Looks like it was butchered a bit for the 302 modification.  Looks like one of the long white conductors on the handset end was snipped.  The leads at the phone end are rather short.  The restraint looks like an add-on too...not the typical restraint hook for a 500 set.  I'll bet one could re-modify it for 500 use again.

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Re: Is this a WE Gray Straight Handset Cord?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2012, 06:47:58 PM »
Is there another white wire hiding inside the cord?  On the phone side of the cord, it looks like there once was a restraint crimped over it.  I agree with Dennis's assessment.

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Re: Is this a WE Gray Straight Handset Cord?
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2012, 08:03:11 PM »
Good call Larry! There is another white wire that some dummy cut!  Cord is in really nice shape, I'll post it on eBay tomorrow....Doug
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Re: Is this a WE Gray Straight Handset Cord?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2012, 08:03:28 PM »
Looks like it was butchered a bit for the 302 modification.  Looks like one of the long white conductors on the handset end was snipped.  The leads at the phone end are rather short.  The restraint looks like an add-on too...not the typical restraint hook for a 500 set.  I'll bet one could re-modify it for 500 use again.

Dennis:
Back in the day, we did that to a green cord that had a missing white lead. Remember?
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Re: Is this a WE Gray Straight Handset Cord?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2012, 08:17:55 PM »
I do remember that Jorge.  Your memory is better than mine though.  I never would have recalled that it was a Green cord.  That cord could be made to work as I'm sure Doug knows.  It will dress up an early colored 500 set.  Hopefully the overall length is close to an original.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2012, 09:21:42 PM by Dennis Markham »

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Re: Is this a WE Gray Straight Handset Cord?
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2012, 08:46:10 PM »
This cord could still be used on a 500 with three wires.  One of the white wires is connected together with the red on the network anyway, so you could run a wire inside the handset from the terminal on the transmitter cup with the red wire on it to one side of the receiver.

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Re: Is this a WE Gray Straight Handset Cord?
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2012, 08:53:32 PM »
Cord is approx 4' long and in really nice shape....Doug
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