c. 1919-1928 -
First dial candlestick produced
by Western Electric. Early base stamped 1918 on right side
of base. Early Type 1 #2A dial with "2A" stamped into back
of dial case. Notice shape of the
governor housing from the later Type 1 in the other 50AL
listed later. The shape of this governor housing is the same
as the first produced and very rare & desirable #1 dial (not
pictured). Equipped with an early 132D dial face having
"long distance" around the numeral "0".
The 132D dial
configuration was used on rural lines where no prefix or
suffix was necessary, and also on Private Automatic
Exchanges that typically had only two or three numbers to
identify each station. Unmarked fingerstop.