"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by BDM, September 21, 2008, 04:19:03 PM
Quote from: ItalianAce on April 01, 2013, 02:46:38 AMI do. One reason is they last lol. I got tired of the Big Lots or Target phones that fall apart after awhile. I did a full restoration a 553A (picture below), and use it as the main phone (has pulse to tone conversion). I never have to worry about batteries going dead, plastic parts faling apart, and cheap circut boards going out. These phones are just simple wires. If you see these I'd say grab them. The 553A (side tone) or 653A (antisidetone) or 533 (No Dial). They make great usable phones, have everything built into the phone (no subsets needed as its a phone/subset in one) and nice show pieces. They seem to be the "forgotten" phones that go by on ebay or other places unnoticed.
Quote from: tell302man on April 16, 2013, 05:45:08 PMMy nightstand but only one is hooked up.
Quote from: tell302man on April 17, 2013, 05:40:58 PMIt is the 102 in the front! No ringer box so no terrifying wake ups!