Author Topic: Rare Shape Western Electric Telephone  (Read 1772 times)

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Re: Rare Shape Western Electric Telephone
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2013, 01:49:31 PM »
Then the first one on this thread - assuming it also only has a generator on the inside, how would the dial work?
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Re: Rare Shape Western Electric Telephone
« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2013, 01:53:24 PM »
I think I got off topic again. The first one in the thread must have had a dial and no generator. Or a generator and no dial. But I don't see where they may have plugged the hole where the crank would have been.

As Robby said, the cradle in the original post is from a phone with a generator and no dial.

The dial in the original post is North Electric. The one on the chrome phone in the phonecoinc catalog is from an AE 80 or 90 and has been modified to look like a real 3-inch dial. (Check the finger stop.) These are also on the repro candlesticks phoneco sells.
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Re: Rare Shape Western Electric Telephone
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2013, 02:03:25 PM »
You're right - it's obvious that it doesn't have a handle, or hole, so no generator.  Must have a network inside there.
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Re: Rare Shape Western Electric Telephone
« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2013, 02:10:22 PM »
Just curious, isn't this a Kellogg insignia ?
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Re: Rare Shape Western Electric Telephone
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2013, 07:41:28 PM »
that is were the telephone number was on paper with a plastic window.