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Lets see your 5302's guys and gals

Started by Kenny C, November 25, 2010, 03:00:40 AM

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HarrySmith

Quote from: paul-f on April 21, 2022, 09:54:26 AMOf course, the natural course of phonitis is to start with one example  -- but soon have all three choices.

So, which do you want first?

I started with the F1, as it was the first I ran across. It has been joined by several more sets. Like Harry, my favorite is the GF.

http://www.paul-f.com/we300typ.htm#GF

OF COURSE. Must have one of each!
Harry Smith
ATCA 4434
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"There is no try,
there is only
do or do not"

MMikeJBenN27

It might be "real" alright, but it is not stock.  That spacer that the dial assembly is in is not Bell.

Mike

poplar1

Quote from: MMikeJBenN27 on April 21, 2022, 08:48:03 PMIt might be "real" alright, but it is not stock.  That spacer that the dial assembly is in is not Bell.

Mike

Which one are you referring to?
"C'est pas une restauration, c'est une rénovation."--François Martin.

Randbell

Quote from: paul-f on April 21, 2022, 09:54:26 AMOf course, the natural course of phonitis is to start with one example  -- but soon have all three choices. So, which do you want first?

Paul, lol... I discovered how true this is with my collection of 1965-era 10-button phones. They're a bit newer than my favorite vintage WE items, so I told myself I'd get just one. Then I ended up with 3 different color 1500D's and a treasured 10-button Trimline 1220.

paul-f

Quote from: Randbell on April 23, 2022, 07:36:09 PMPaul, lol... I discovered how true this is with my collection of 1965-era 10-button phones. They're a bit newer than my favorite vintage WE items, so I told myself I'd get just one. Then I ended up with 3 different color 1500D's and a treasured 10-button Trimline 1220.
Welcome to the group, Randbell.

I have faith that your collection will continue to grow. BTW, We love photos. Hope to see some of your collection and favorite phones.
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MMikeJBenN27

Quote from: Jester on November 27, 2010, 03:21:44 PMHere's a shot of the light beige 5302 I won from John Huckeby last year.  The base & most of the internal parts are dated 1939 & the plastics, dial & handset elements are 1959.
Kool!

MMikeJBenN27

Quote from: guitar1580 on December 30, 2010, 12:02:56 PMHere's my oddball 5302, and this is how I bought it.  I got most of my phones approx. 15 yrs ago through want ads, yard sales, flea markets, etc., before I had the net, ebay, etc.

This phone has an E handset which is like new.  My area is quite rural, esp. back in the 40's, and many of the phone companies were small.  I've heard many stories of mix / match parts being used, and using whatever would work to get it going.  I'm wondering if this one got a repair call for a broken handset, and got a new E slapped on because that's what was available or in the truck at the moment.

Any phone tech. "in the know" who would go to sell it would surely slap a bakelite G or F on it and sell the near mint E seperately, maybe for more than the whole 5302, wouldn't we?

Anyway, I'm leaving it as is, since that's how I found it, as a possible company mix / match.  I'll post another thread on a similar situation I ran across with an old 500 here locally.

Josh P








A first for everything I guess!