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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Green 302
« on: March 21, 2013, 02:41:21 PM »
I finally got a green 302: ebay link!  It arrived this afternoon, about three hours earlier than the mail usually arrives.  The plastic is dull and has some scratches, but I did not notice any cracks.  The finger wheel is shot, and the dial barely turns, but I plugged in the phone, and the transmitter and receiver worked.  The shell is VERY tight over the base.  I loosened the screws and gently tried removing the shell, but it did not budge in the slightest.  For now, the phone is set aside until I find the nerve to try to remove the shell.

I thought that I would never find one of these for an affordable price.  This one was a $49 BIN, and I couldn't resist.


Larry

« Last Edit: March 21, 2013, 06:03:50 PM by LarryInMichigan »

Offline Nick in Manitou

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013, 02:47:58 PM »
Very nice...now I am green (with envy)!

Offline wds

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2013, 04:48:56 PM »
Very nice.  Goes to show you can still get some great deals on Ebay.  You must have bought that one minutes after it hit Ebay?
Dave

Offline George Knighton

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2013, 04:50:29 PM »
For now, the phone is set aside until I find the nerve to try to remove the shell.

Get ready for all the advice about where to set the oven, or how long to leave it in a car on a sunny day.  

Still trying to find my Green 302, and jealous.  :-)
Annoying new poster.

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2013, 04:53:35 PM »
I just managed to gently pry the shell off of the base about one minute ago :).  Every date inside is 1953.

Larry

Offline Sargeguy

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2013, 05:10:01 PM »
Wow!!!  I thought the one I just bought for $185 was a good deal because it only had one corner crack and needed a fingerwheel and cords!  I have another one i paid $125 for that had a large crack in the front and discolored caps! 

To remove the base, I would place the phone on top of a furnace or radiator, in the oven on warm for 5-10 minutes (remember to set timer!!!).  With the screws loosened, pick it up and see if the base separates, don't try to pry it off.
Greg Sargeant
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2013, 05:25:08 PM »
Wow!!!  I thought the one I just bought for $185 was a good deal because it only had one corner crack and needed a fingerwheel and cords!  I have another one i paid $125 for that had a large crack in the front and discolored caps! 
I can't afford to buy one with cracks, so I bought one without cracks and will have to add my own cracks ;D

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To remove the base, I would place the phone on top of a furnace or radiator, in the oven on warm for 5-10 minutes (remember to set timer!!!).  With the screws loosened, pick it up and see if the base separates, don't try to pry it off.
Too late.  It's already been pried off.  I banged the edges and corners of the base quite a bit, but it's still a slightly tight fit, so I think that I might have to resort to grinding the base corners a bit.

The dial is a 6D dated 12-53 like most of the other parts.  The ringer gongs were rotated so that the clapper was completely unable to move.  I cannot imagine why someone would have do that rather than disconnect the ringer.  Here are some inside pictures.

Larry


Offline Gilas

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2013, 05:51:36 PM »
Amazing find and congrats.  Still a 302 that I need to find someday.  Definitely a find of the month!!!

Offline AE40FAN

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2013, 05:59:07 PM »
Find of the month nominee for sure!

Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2013, 06:20:05 PM »
Larry....HOME RUN!!! What a great find at a really bargain basement price. You done good!!...Doug
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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2013, 08:16:25 PM »
darn! Nice score Larry!
If you need it I have a replacement fingerwheel for you.
Harry Smith
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2013, 08:21:46 PM »
darn! Nice score Larry!
If you need it I have a replacement fingerwheel for you.

Thank you Harry.  I might have a finger wheel.  I am going to be busy for a few weeks, and the phone needs some cleaning, sanding, and polishing, so the finger wheel will have to wait a while.

Larry

Offline cihensley@aol.com

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2013, 08:56:59 PM »
Good find at a nice price Larry.

Chuck

Offline baldopeacock

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2013, 09:25:39 PM »
Very nice.  Goes to show you can still get some great deals on Ebay.  You must have bought that one minutes after it hit Ebay?

looks like about 13 minutes, from the listing bid history.   :)

This was a steal.   Great find.

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Green 302
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2013, 09:33:28 PM »
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it.  I pushed the button as quickly as I could.  There was also a bid option with something like a $25 opening bid.  I almost panicked when paypal refused to let me pay.  I had to call them and wait on hold forever until someone reset something on my account so that I could make the payment.

Larry