"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Jim Stettler, December 29, 2009, 12:06:36 AM
Quote from: FABphones on November 26, 2020, 04:00:44 AMNice additions.Thanks for that. Excluding endcaps, is the ITT handset molded in two pieces (left/right)? Is the AE handset molded in two or more parts (could you add a hi-res photo of each side of that one as well please). Am intrigued as to how these were made. Clever.
Quote from: Doug Rose on November 27, 2020, 08:38:26 AMVery nice Doug. I like how one has a plastic fingerwheel with a numbers only plate and the other has a metal fingerwheel with a metropolitan plate. Sharp looking phones. The clear ones always stand out!......other Doug
Quote from: Duffy on November 27, 2020, 09:20:36 AMThe clear one with the metal finger wheel had a plastic one on it. I changed it, I didn't like the white.
Quote from: Jim Stettler on November 27, 2020, 11:05:29 AMI think it looks a lot nicer with the black dial.You can probably find a clear TT faceplate for the ITT set. There are lots of smooth clear faceplates out there. Many phone systems that use 2500 sets will have a paper underlay under a smooth faceplate. There are some textured clear faceplates as well, Usually they are on some of the generic clear housings. These are harder to find.I have seen a couple different textures on them.For a WE 2500 I stripped a back-painted faceplate, I used brake fluid and a small parts brush.Jim
Quote from: Jim Stettler on November 28, 2020, 12:08:51 PMRegarding the number molded in the ITT set:The number I am referring to is a 6 digit and closer to the front . The number is 184399I think it is a mold designation number vs a mold number.ie: The number is designating the model. The mold number is a control number for a specific mold within that designation.I doubt if you phone has the mold designation number that I am referring to. I think it came about later after ITT became Cortelco.A clear branded ITT housing is a tough find.EXAMPLE: If yours has the mold # 184399 that means it is a 2500 type housing, The 2 is the number of the specific mold.Just a working guess I think the mold designation number on the clear sets is the same as a color set (# 184399). It is a model number for inventory control of the mold, Individual mold numbers get used to designate individual molds. This becomes a QC control number for the mold itself.This is all guesses,Jim
Quote from: Jim Stettler on November 28, 2020, 09:00:34 PMI think the number 184399 is only on the US ITT/CORTELCO unbranded housings. Many of the full clear unbranded ITT/CORTELCO sets were made in 12/89. This is the most common date for these production clears, The sets has a sticker on the bottom. The novelty model has colored caps and colored interior. I have a 4/89. Goldstar did the same making full clear and novelty clear 2500 sets. Theirs are branded.Just some observations,Jim
Quote from: Duffy on November 28, 2020, 09:22:58 PM I think someone put this phone together using another phone as a donor. That is just my opinion.