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Offline magicbrain

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Late 1936 WE 302 H1-3
« on: July 09, 2020, 10:54:17 AM »
I took a gamble on what appears to be an early 1937 302 - The paint is in rough condition, it has what looks like a Kellogg 10G? dial & a F1W non-bell receiver - it also has the small plungers, base with riveted on feet & should have the vents in the handhold area.

It was listed at a BIN price of $135.00 & a best offer option - I offered seller $75.00, which was accepted.

It should arrive today - what will I find inside?

eBay link:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Rotary-Telephone-Western-Electric-Company-/392846815163



« Last Edit: July 14, 2020, 08:35:09 AM by TelePlay »
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Early 1937 WE 302 Fingers Crossed
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2020, 12:33:34 PM »
The bottom certainly indicates that it is very early.  The AE dial and F1W handset indicates that this phone was sold to an independent telco.  I didn't know that WE sold these to independents so early.

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Re: Early 1937 WE 302 Fingers Crossed
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2020, 01:24:02 PM »
I agree with Bruce. the number card holder looks like a Kellogg 10-type dial.

Of course, the set may have started out as a manual set, with the dial added by anyone at any time.

It will be interesting to see the internal components.
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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Early 1937 WE 302 Fingers Crossed
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2020, 02:19:38 PM »
I agree, the bottom with only one "bump" and riveted feet indicate very early. The dial and handset were probably added somewhere along the line in the past 83 years.
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Offline magicbrain

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Re: Early 1937 WE 302 Fingers Crossed
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2020, 11:35:52 AM »
Phone has arrived and my gamble paid off ;D - It is late 1936 with all the correct internal parts!





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Re: Early 1937 WE 302 Fingers Crossed
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2020, 12:21:02 PM »
Phone has arrived and my gamble paid off ;D - It is late 1936 with all the correct internal parts!







Awesome find, Congrats!

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Re: Late 1936 WE 302 H1-3
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2020, 02:30:11 PM »
Congrats! Great catch at a great price.
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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Late 1936 WE 302 H1-3
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2020, 02:47:29 PM »
The IV 36 is the earliest date I have ever seen, only seen a few of these before. Super find. You will find a 36 4H much easier that a 37 5H...congrats!!...Doug
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Re: Late 1936 WE 302 H1-3
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2020, 11:56:28 PM »
Amazing find, great price, congratulations.
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Offline MMikeJBenN27

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Re: Late 1936 WE 302 H1-3
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2020, 03:33:24 PM »
Congratulations!  These are rare, as they pre-date the "official" introduction!

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Offline magicbrain

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Re: Late 1936 WE 302 H1-3
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2020, 03:48:06 PM »
Looking rather better after cleaning - Digging through the parts stash turned up a E1 dated I-37 throughout with a decent twill cord & a late? 4H dial with the "W" terminal by the governor, that was not converted from an earlier 2XX type.
Really happy to own this very early 302.




« Last Edit: July 12, 2020, 03:58:33 PM by magicbrain »
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Re: Late 1936 WE 302 H1-3
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2020, 03:51:24 PM »
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What a very unique 302....very cool
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Offline magicbrain

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Re: Late 1936 WE 302 H1-3
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2020, 04:16:22 PM »
A couple of interesting bits on this phone - The vented handhold insert is ink stamped with a "36" & the bells on the ringer are nickel plated.

Bruce
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Re: Late 1936 WE 302 H1-3
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2020, 04:18:21 PM »
Beautiful phone Bruce. IV 36.....You should be very proud!.......Doug
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Re: Late 1936 WE 302 H1-3
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2020, 09:25:40 PM »
Congratulations!  Great Find.