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Re: Mr Bones' telephones
« Reply #195 on: November 18, 2014, 11:24:47 PM »
Drat!

My $4.00 NE 302 was scheduled to arrive today. It turns out, I need to go pick it up; signature required. ;D Pretty comical, considering some of the stuff I've had dropped out front. ;)

Guess I'll go get it after work tomorrow, but thought you all might enjoy the irony, and a good laugh.

Best regards!

<Edit> Turns out the NE 302 looks much nicer in person, than in the auction photos. I haven't been under the hood, yet, but will post anything interesting or informative, right here.
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« Reply #196 on: November 25, 2014, 10:01:59 PM »
My 2nd WE 500-series multiline: a 5/64 510 E/F. $21.25 as a part of a lot of 4 telephones from Fabius. Very Cool! 8)   Thanks, Tom! :D

Best Regards!

Other phones in the lot are:

<Edit>: added lot pics 07DEC14.

11/73 Red WE 500 C/D, super long line and handset cords.
59/60 Ivory NE Princess
11/56 Ivory 500 C/D
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« Reply #197 on: December 20, 2014, 07:34:55 PM »
     I received an additional lot of three phones from Fabius around 20 November, and they're all just beautiful! 8)

1> Beige 1/62 701B Princess, with external ringer box. Very clean, looks like new!

2> Aqua 7/69 702B Princess. Very nice, no discoloration. Long line cord.

3> Pink 11/62 500 C/D, Very nice, needs a lil' wipe-down. Long line cord.

     The beige is the closest (-1 month) to a Birthday phone that I have, so far. :D

The Princesses seem to hail from downtown Chicago, the 500 from a Cleveland area code.

Many thanks, once again, Tom!
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Re: Mr Bones' telephones
« Reply #198 on: December 25, 2014, 08:02:58 PM »
A rare Christmas present to myself:

     A nice 20SC from sargeguy: initial pic from setting up the traditional milk / cookies pics for Santa (liquor cabinet key not shown). ;)

     Second pic added 06JAN15. More light, but still low. In front of my RH monitor, on my main computer desk.

     More detailed pics to follow.
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Re: Mr Bones' telephones
« Reply #199 on: December 26, 2014, 09:19:26 PM »
Did you ever look under the hood of that NE 302 to find out what kind of ringer it has (if any)?

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« Reply #200 on: December 29, 2014, 01:04:35 AM »
Did you ever look under the hood of that NE 302 to find out what kind of ringer it has (if any)?
Andre,

I opened it up today, and found out some interesting things. It looks like it has likely been refurbed a bunch over the years.

The baseplate is dated 10/40. The 101A coil is dated IV-40. The ringer is dated 8/56. The case is dated 4 18 58 1. I haven't removed the 6 dial to discern a date, but it is externally mounted, as can be seen in the pic.

It also has the 426A vacuum tube inside.

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« Reply #201 on: December 29, 2014, 01:10:03 AM »
A few more...
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Re: Mr Bones' telephones
« Reply #202 on: December 29, 2014, 05:58:50 PM »
No Z on the dial plate.  Probably 1954 or later. 

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« Reply #203 on: January 04, 2015, 02:22:42 AM »
Won this phone on eBay, Christmas Day. I paid $49.99, free postage.

     Refurb mark on base ext indicates 6/72, best I can decipher it.

     I probably paid too much for a hardwired 2500, but I really wanted mine to be in focus. ;)

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Re: Mr Bones' telephones
« Reply #204 on: January 04, 2015, 01:01:12 PM »
your collection is growing at a rate of knots, terrence !

re. yr latest acquisition..........i have its twin brother here in london.  i use it alot as it has the TT function.
mine's dated 1/72. i replaced the h/s cord with a longer one which poplar1 kindly supplied to me.

happy new year to you,
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Re: Mr Bones' telephones
« Reply #205 on: January 08, 2015, 03:10:11 AM »
Here are some proper photos of my 20SC:

What a great Christmas present! 8) Once again, many thanks to Sargeguy! ;D ;D

Best regards!
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« Reply #206 on: January 25, 2015, 11:07:37 PM »
A few days ago, I received this Ivory 302 from Kenton K for $50 + shipping.

It's my first coloured 300 series, needs some love, mostly a tx cap, a handset, and a line cord. I'm not sure if straight, or curly was typical, but rather imagine straight. I'll most likely source one out from OPW.

Still, it will display just fine among the horde of black 300's. 8)

Best regards!

<Update> opened the Ivory up today... Found the following:

Baseplate - 1-52-I
Ringer B1AL - 2-52-I
101A network - IV-51
Case - ?-15-51 need to look with better light and / or magnification.
Dial - AE model ? No discernible markings.
TX element - 2 49
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« Reply #207 on: January 27, 2015, 10:08:45 PM »
A Brace of '37's...

After reading Kenton's latest posts about his newly-won '37, I PM'd him to ascertain if he was joking about thinning the herd...
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And here is my collection of 1937 302s.
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Wow, too many! I guess its time to sell one. lol
After he assured me that he was in earnest, a deal was quickly struck, THANKS!!! and I now have a vented '37 on the way, as well as a non-vented manual. 8)

Mine are the left two, in case you haven't looked at Kenton's collection.

I'm extremely excited about the additions to my early 300's, and just wanted to share. ;D

Best regards! THANKS!!!
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Re: Mr Bones' telephones
« Reply #208 on: January 27, 2015, 10:19:47 PM »
May I ask how much ya got it for?
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Re: Mr Bones' telephones
« Reply #209 on: January 27, 2015, 10:25:51 PM »
Looking nice!