|Dial sets were provided with a Telephonics or Automatic
Electric dial, with the finger stop in the 6 o'clock position, not a
Western Electric dial.
|Cords have large grommets that seal the opening in the
housing for the cord.
This original cord also has a metal band around the cord, near the set end.
The bottom plate is different from the production plate.
It fastens to the housing with 4 screws (not two) -- one on
each side of the base. Grooves are stamped along the edges,
minimizing flexing of the base, resulting in a tighter fit.
Internal components and wiring are coated with a moisture and
fungus proofing solution. As noted on the bottom, this must be
removed if resoldering or reconnecting is necessary.
There are no openings for the ringer sound, as on the
|The handle is stamped with the US Government contract
reference, and has no Bell System markings.