"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: KaiserFrazer67 on February 28, 2017, 02:35:13 AMI do have a Crosley retro wood wall phone in the garage, with the cheesy fake bells, crank, and touch-tone "rotary" dial. The only reason it's out there is because the garage is uninsulated and unheated, and the phone has shown to be relatively unaffected by our Wisconsin climate. I'm not sure how well a regular household rotary dial phone would withstand the winter cold and humid summers we have here. Might have to invest in an old pay phone for the garage; those were made for outdoor use, so I know those'll hold up!
Quote from: jsowers on February 28, 2017, 12:35:14 PMI've had an S-C 554 from around 1980 in my garage on the wall for 32 years with no problems yet. It's next to my back door. It wasn't "vintage" when I installed it there, but it is now. It's a phone that was once leased by my local telco, an independent. The sticker is still on it. I got the phone at a yard sale. I hope the original owners bought the phone, but I can't be sure. All I ever did to it was replace the noisy handset cord, and that was done at installation. As long as your garage phone is in a protected place, so rain doesn't hit it, a 554 should be fine.In NC we have very humid summers, but our winters are not as cold and I don't think it gets much below freezing in my garage over the winter.Your AE50 reminds me of my grandmother, who had one from about 1955 to 1988. It had to be replaced when they did away with party lines since it had a frequency ringer. I have one in my collection and it reminded the man who fixed my dishwasher of his grandmother too. They're a very unique design and to everyone in my family that is "granny's phone." I even found a spitcup assembly to put on the handset, like hers had.
Quote from: DARK FATHER on August 11, 2017, 05:42:23 PMI use almost ALL of mine. NE Galion, 1934 WE 202, and 1957 WE 500.