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Offline ETS1979

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Pictures of My Telephone Collection - ETS1979
« on: March 11, 2010, 08:23:39 PM »
Hello everyone.  I have received requests for more pictures of my collection so I thought I would start a new topic.  Here is the "before" photo of my red one followed by two "after" photos followed by a pic of my green 302.



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Offline ETS1979

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 08:26:27 PM »
Here is a photo of my Ivory 302.
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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 08:30:14 PM »
Here's another photo of my Ivory 302.  I will be adding more as time permits.
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Re: Pictures of My Teelephone Collection
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 08:57:28 PM »
The suspense is killing me ETS!
Jorge

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010, 10:04:26 PM »
ETS;
What did you do to the Ivory 302 to get it that nice ?
D/P

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Offline Netdewt

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2010, 10:06:53 PM »
Wow. Just wow. I'm a black phone kind of guy, but these are making me want some color in my life!

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2010, 10:12:26 PM »
Here are my colored 302's that I haven't started yet, as I was want to make sure I'm doing it right.
D/P

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Offline ETS1979

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2010, 10:32:09 PM »
A little more info on the Ivory.  It had only moderate discoloration when I got it on Ebay.  It was coated with some strange clear crusty stuff.  I would speculate that it was coated with hair spray, which is mostly lacquer.  I believe that is what kept the discoloration to  a minimum.  I used the sandpaper/polish method to remove the crusty stuff and the remaining discoloration, imperfections, etc.  I spent many, many hours doing this by hand.  I usually start with around 800g and move up through  3000g.  I like 3M Rubbing Compound and Shine Restorer for the final polishes.

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2010, 12:12:21 AM »
 :o  I have never seen such a bright white Ivory phone. Man is that awesome! The cord is just as bright white. That does it, time for me to get some sandpaper  :)
Thanks for posting the pics I cannot wait to see the others!

D/P that is one heck of a lineup of 302s you have too! Each line cord is wound and sitting just right too, great presentation.
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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2010, 01:02:43 AM »
Wow, your 302s are impressive!  Someday I'm gonna get at least one!
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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2010, 04:23:44 AM »
I still can't get over that green 302.  Just awesome.

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2010, 12:13:30 PM »
I swear, both of those phones look like they were carved out of onyx or something.  There is such depth to their finish.  I think they are the most impressive 302's I have ever seen.  Just beautiful.  You are a true master at what you do!
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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2010, 12:16:46 PM »
ET, I don't remember:  did you do dial plate overlays on the color 302s, find good replacements, or were the originals good?

I do remember that you found an almost-date correct (one quarter too early?)  for the other Ivory, the '41, but can't recall on the others.
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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2010, 12:26:29 PM »
Beautiful telephones, really nice work.

Question; Since you seem to be about as serious as can be on 302's........Any idea on production numbers with the colored sets ?  Most of us have read that a total of some 25 million 302's were produced in the two decades of it's production, obviously the vast majority in black.

I'd also like to know if Western Electric kept production data in general.  Date codes and updates on servicing was so detailed that it seems they would have keep records of units produced year to year ?

Drew

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2010, 12:34:07 PM »
ETS:

Could you move the pictures of your red 302 to this topic? It would be nice to have the entire picture collection in just one spot. Maybe Dennis can help too.

Jorge