"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Holtzer-Cabot, July 04, 2016, 10:47:42 PM
Quote from: Kenton K on July 04, 2016, 11:31:08 PMWelcome! I got my first phone around your age!
Quote from: WEBellSystemChristian on July 05, 2016, 12:40:07 AMWelcome to the forum!!I'm, what, maybe 3rd or 4th youngest active member? I'm 17, but I too started collecting at 14. Since I've been collecting for 3 years this month, I don't think I'm ever turning back!You said you have a Yellow 500 that once was a 1950? Are you sure? If the chassis is that early, it could be worth quite a bit of money. Post some pictures of your collection so far, especially that Yellow set (and interior shots of it as well!)
Quote from: RotarDad on July 05, 2016, 01:29:57 AMYes, Welcome! We certainly appreciate the enthusiasm of the younger generations in our hobby! It is great to have people like yourself keeping the old equipment (and knowledge) alive and well. I will also be able to keep my father's office phone. He worked for many years for a large computer company which moved to a new phone system in the late 80s. All the WE 2500s had to go. He asked if he could keep one, and he still has it in his den. Fortunately it is cherry red, which is much nicer than the standard beige. It will be the one TT phone in my collection.We do like pictures.... especially of anything that might be 1950 500...... Show us your dad's 500 also; the personal history makes it special.
Quote from: dsk on July 05, 2016, 05:09:47 AMHello, and welcome to the forum! dsk
Quote from: oldguy on July 05, 2016, 04:21:35 PMWelcome Holtzer-Cabot, I got my my 1st phone about your age, a WE554 (still have it). I didn't start collecting phones until around 1990 but that is all I did was collect & put in boxes & used a few around the house. When I retired about a year ago I started cleaning up my phones & collecting parts to repair the ones that needed repairing. That's when I joined CRPF. the guys & gals here have been no end of help with Needed parts & advice. You like lots of us have other interests. Here is a picture of my restored 1951 Ford 8N.