"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Dan/Panther, March 20, 2010, 11:08:11 PM
Quote from: Dan/Panther on May 09, 2010, 01:25:06 AMCould someone help me get my head around a statement Henry Dreyfuss made in his book "Designing for People".When he is obviously attempting to show how much the production of the 500 increased over the years, WHY did he choose to use the 1950 production figure, in lieu of the 1949 figure, which would have made his statement even more profound.Note the wording he uses, "Initial Shipment". No matter how you slice it, "initial" means "first"....He doesn't say; the "Initial mass shipment", he says; "initial shipment"... which I would interpret as being the "first". Are we absolutely sure that the 1949-500's were production phones, for consumers, or were they tests, that were later removed from service, to be followed by the INITIAL SHIPMENT in 1950 D/P
Quote from: bwanna on May 09, 2010, 01:53:10 PMdan i so agree......would somebody, somewhere, please come out of the woodwork with an example of/ information on 1948 & 1949 model 500 sets.....! i don't want to have to end it....."not sure what we have here, but it's really cool"
Quote from: Dan/Panther on May 09, 2010, 04:01:43 PMI feel my set is a pre-production Field Trial set from 1948. But I sure would like to compare the internal works against a known 49-500. That is why I would like to put pressure on the collector that claims to have one. How can submitting photos anonymously to a third party like Paul for posting possibly create a situation where the phone may be in jeopardy. Come on folks if you have one, which I doubt, let us see it.D/P
Quote from: Russkirk on May 09, 2010, 04:58:51 PMQuote : The TCI list is open and the ATCA list is closedMaybe it is me but I don't understand, but both clubs forums are still active on Yahoo groups. ATCAhttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/atcaclub/ TCIhttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/singingwires/Granted 90%+ of the postings are at the TCI Yahoo group. Yes, we all should be members of all the groups. Frankly, I like this one the best - no offense to the other groups. As for your wonderful and unique find, IMHO you have a 1948 prototype, That is until anyone can come up documented proof to the contrary this it is not a 1949 item. Either way it is a truly historic item. I believe if there is anyone that would have documents proving one way or the other would, they belong to one of these 3 fine groups. That is, sadly, unless they have passed on. After 60+ years that is a possibility. At one time in this thread someone mentioned about contacting the Smithsonian about this instrument. I think that would be an excellent thing to do, they might have some data or contacts to add.....I have yet to see any postings about this instrument on the TCI or ATCA Yahoo groups. Maybe when that occurs someone will come out of the woodwork with information about their 1948 or 1949 instrument. Who knows, maybe someone has one sitting dusty on the shelf, not looked at for years. Only to find there is someone else out there with a historical item like yours. I know, I immediately checked mine!Let everyone know of your find, have an article of the find and EXCELLENT restoration posted in the newsletters of both clubs. Russ.......