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Offline cello973

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Re: Very Unique Princess ???
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2013, 03:42:47 PM »
Were the Princess phone all manufactured in one plant?
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Re: Very Unique Princess ???
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2013, 04:03:36 PM »
Were the Princess phone all manufactured in one plant?

I have read somewhere that they were first made in Indianapolis, and later at the Shreveport factory. This is what I copied into my collection journal. Not sure of true fact.
I would think that the first year or so at least, they would all be made in one plant until the problems are worked out of the production system and demand has picked up.

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Re: Very Unique Princess ???
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2013, 04:35:01 PM »
That is the same thing told to me by A.L. Soots how worked for WE in Indianapolis. He said that newly designed phones were first made in Indy then production was moved to Shreveport. (I have also heard somewhere that the "shop" where they were developed was in Indy.)

On the other hand, the Trimlines may have stayed in Indianapolis.
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Re: Very Unique Princess ???
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2013, 04:47:57 PM »
Here are the dates on the 701BW-59:

housing 12 60 (llllllllllll 60)
495B network IV-60
8A dial IV-60
G3 handle 2 60 (ll-60)
rec cap 6060
T-1 xmtr 12 2 60 B
U-1 receiver 12 2 60
H4CJ handset cord 60
mounting cord III 60

So I don't think the plungers were added later.
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Re: Very Unique Princess ???
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2013, 04:55:14 PM »
I had heard the same thing about  Indy....
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Re: Very Unique Princess ???
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2013, 05:53:33 PM »
True.  The model shop was in the Indianapolis plant.  Most of the field trial sets in the late 1950s thru 70s were built there.

Shreveport was occupied starting in 1967.
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Re: Very Unique Princess ???
« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2013, 04:18:19 PM »
If the plungers were transplanted, where did they get them, aren't Princess plungers different then regular plungers.
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Re: Very Unique Princess ???
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2013, 04:23:05 PM »
Why would anyone change the plungers on a never-used phone? Make a lamp out of it, sure, but not change the plungers.
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Re: Very Unique Princess ???
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2013, 09:16:05 PM »
This is another Princess with matching plungers. This one is four months later than Vince's white one and one month before my pink one.

Vince, is yours marked 701B or 701BW?
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Re: Very Unique Princess ???
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2013, 01:27:00 PM »
This is an interesting mystery.

The plungers are obviously out there.

OTOH, the earliest BSP references found show color codes for ordering housings, but not for ordering plungers and the announcement material and early ads show clear plungers transmitting light from the dial light.
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