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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Craigslist find and couple questions
« Reply #105 on: June 02, 2012, 10:02:06 AM »
My Navy with AE push to talk in black...Doug
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Re: Craigslist find and couple questions
« Reply #106 on: June 02, 2012, 10:05:26 AM »
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Re: Craigslist find and couple questions
« Reply #107 on: June 02, 2012, 04:06:57 PM »
I think I like the painted one better.    Did you touch up the painted one at all?  Also does yours have any other emblems on it?  Mine has the Puget Sound one on the end of the base.  I'll see if I can get pics up.  Won't let as good as yours I have done nothing with mine yet.

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Re: Craigslist find and couple questions
« Reply #108 on: June 05, 2012, 01:25:31 AM »
I found more about the "restored by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard" tag on mine.  According to a website about the shipyard, "During World War II (1941-1945), the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard’s primary mission was the repair of Pacific Fleet warships damaged in battle."  Kinda cool.  The 1941 date inside the phone would correspond to that.  Would be great to be able to figure out what ship etc.

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Re: Craigslist find and couple questions
« Reply #109 on: June 05, 2012, 10:40:13 AM »
I think I like the painted one better.    Did you touch up the painted one at all?  Also does yours have any other emblems on it?  Mine has the Puget Sound one on the end of the base.  I'll see if I can get pics up.  Won't let as good as yours I have done nothing with mine yet.
No touch up on the black one. As found. IMHO just a very cool design. You don't see them very often. The rubber is still great on both....Doug
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Different AE 40
« Reply #110 on: January 19, 2013, 04:11:37 PM »
I found this AE40 with what looks to be factory locking for the handset. New gray cloth cords were already on the set. I just put a new rubber gasket on the bottom. This sure is a beauty. Frequncy ringer, but it gives a beautiful ring. I love the design of the AE 40, one of my favorite sets. Any info in the handset lock is appreciated.....Doug
« Last Edit: January 19, 2013, 04:16:14 PM by Doug Rose »
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Re: Different AE 40
« Reply #111 on: January 19, 2013, 04:15:41 PM »
few more pics
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Re: Different AE 40
« Reply #112 on: January 19, 2013, 05:21:06 PM »
I love AE40s (obviously)...the condition on yours is amazing!  Even the carry bar seems to be free of chips.

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Re: Different AE 40
« Reply #113 on: January 19, 2013, 06:24:53 PM »
Beautiful phone Doug, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Different AE 40
« Reply #114 on: January 19, 2013, 07:57:26 PM »
 Doug Rose ,
         Nice find!!!!!! I haven't seen these springs on a 40 before. I have a AE 50 with the springs to hold the handset. I was told that the phones were used on ships and trains. Maybe Terry and poplar1 will know more..   stub
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Re: Different AE 40
« Reply #115 on: January 20, 2013, 12:34:23 AM »
Aren't the handset locks used for ships?
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Re: Different AE 40
« Reply #116 on: January 20, 2013, 01:25:50 AM »
Yes this is a different version of a ships AE40. Different than the 40 with the super heavy duty handset locking hardware. I think these are for ships where as the other version is for military applications. I have seen this variety once or twice before but I don't have one. Like Stub, I do have an AE50 with this handset lock arrangement though.

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Re: Different AE 40
« Reply #117 on: January 20, 2013, 02:06:55 AM »
Steve Hilsz wrote an article for Singing Wires in March 1995 that identified several versions of AE shipboard phones.

The one that looks like an AE40 with the heavy handset clamps is designated Type A.  I posted some of the various ID Plates that were affixed to some on Collector's Weekly:
   http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/169-ae-40-ship-phone-info-plates?in=user

Some are clearly identified for shipboard use.

I believe the version with the smaller clips (like Doug's) is a different variation of a Type A set.

Type B includes the AE50 with similar small clips and a larger panel-style set.

There are other versions up to at least Type F.
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Re: Different AE 40
« Reply #118 on: January 20, 2013, 02:21:02 PM »
Here's another version I found:
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Re: Different AE 40
« Reply #119 on: January 20, 2013, 08:24:16 PM »
Yes that is the one I refered to as "Heavy Duty"! That one would keep the receiver on hook on the "Poesidon".

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