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Western Electric Model 354 – Part 3 – The F1 Handset

This Bakelite Western Electric F1 handset and associated parts are all dated similarly to the rest of the telephone—September of 1952. I have cleaned and polished my share of Bakelite handsets and this one is one of the nicest handsets “as removed from service.” As always I wash the plastic in warm sudsy water and then apply liberal amounts of Novus #2 polish. Read the rest of this post »

Western Electric Model 354 Wall Phone – Part 2 -The Ringer

My current “project” of refurbishing a Western Electric model 354 has brought me to the ringer assembly. Since I have removed all of the components of the phone from the base plate, or chassis the ringer assembly does not escape from being cleaned. From my experience however, I have learned that less is more. As I have mentioned in an earlier posting, I have learned not to disassemble the ringer much beyond removing the gongs in order to avoid causing the ringer assembly to lose magnetism, thus effecting the performance. Read the rest of this post »

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