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Offline Logan1

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Western Electric Hand Set
« on: February 26, 2020, 06:06:52 PM »
Can somebody tell me on a Western Electric F 1 W  hand set ,What does the W stand for. On sone there is just F1 Nd some say F 1 W.  Thanks
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Worked at Western Electric in Plymouth Mich

Offline Jack Ryan

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Re: Western Electric Hand Set
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2020, 07:01:57 PM »
Can somebody tell me on a Western Electric F 1 W  hand set ,What does the W stand for. On sone there is just F1 Nd some say F 1 W.  Thanks

As I understand it, an F1 handset was used by Bell System franchisees, an F1W was used by non-Bell telephone companies - ie independents.

Jack