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Western Electric Keyset lamps
#488250 09/20/11 03:34 PM
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Hi Again!

I was wondering what is the designation for the "modern" (late 50's, 60's, 70's) 1A2 keyset phone lamps. Are they still made? You know the ones I mean... the 10V bulbs under the keys.

Where would I find those besides e-bay?

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Joe


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I can only tell you that they were 51a lamps


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51A lamps and they still make them last I checked.

EDIT: You're too quick for me Dave.


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Try Ebay, seen them there. Be patient, some people think they have gold filaments!


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#488254 09/20/11 05:15 PM
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Originally posted by Lightninghorse:
Try Ebay, seen them there. Be patient, some people think they have gold filaments!
Oh how well I know. Same with spade lugs. I am convinced that Western Electric crimp spade lugs must be made out of tin plated gold.

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#488255 09/20/11 05:28 PM
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Looks to me as if they are still quite plentiful. A bit more expensive than they were back in the day, but isn't everything?

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How many do you want? PM me I might have a few for free!

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How many hundreds do you need? Email me.


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the 51A lamps used are also labeled as: 12ESB this can replace the original 51A buls if you can't get the OEM bulbs!


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