Author Topic: Common Western Electric "Solid-Back" Transmitters and Cups  (Read 20188 times)

Offline Sargeguy

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Re: Common Western Electric "Solid-Back" Transmitters and Cups
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2017, 09:25:06 PM »
The *228* was used on streetcars and other obscure uses, and so it is rare, but not exactly in high demand.  The 229w was commonly used on a number of desk phones.  Lug refers to the lug that was attached to the back of the transmitter cup for use on candlesticks and 293A wall phones.   Cups without lugs were used on No. 10 arms. Can you post a picture of the *228* faceplate???
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Re: Common Western Electric "Solid-Back" Transmitters and Cups
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2017, 09:53:14 PM »
Greg...

Requested picture of *228* transmitter faceplate ...
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Re: Common Western Electric "Solid-Back" Transmitters and Cups
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2017, 02:42:04 PM »
Thanks!
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Re: Common Western Electric "Solid-Back" Transmitters and Cups
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2020, 10:34:42 PM »
I have a nickel 20-B candlestick. I have acquired a 229W nickel transmitter and two possible cups for the backside. Photo attached. My question is which would be more appropriate for this phone? I thought the one with the patent dates and two pieces would be but not sure. Thanks.

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Re: Common Western Electric "Solid-Back" Transmitters and Cups
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2020, 11:05:15 PM »
I think the one with the patent dates too. It was made up until 1909 and was probably the one most likely to be found on a 20-B.

But that's just me.

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Re: Common Western Electric "Solid-Back" Transmitters and Cups
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2020, 08:54:13 AM »
Thanks. I tend to agree. I have been looking for a Bell System *229* transmitter but those seem hard to find. I settled for the 229W which I think will look good on it. 

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Re: Common Western Electric "Solid-Back" Transmitters and Cups
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2020, 09:19:50 AM »
I have a *229* Transmitter cover only for trade or offer. It has some brass peaking through, but looks solid. Some solder on the back...Doug
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