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Started by jpbales, March 31, 2019, 10:14:15 PM

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Hello all,
My name is Jim and I'm an ameture telephone junkie. I'm 30 years old and I'm in the Marines. I've always been drawn towards the classic styles and designs of the mid 20th century. I am fascinated by the electrical-mechanical solutions they came up with and implemented across America until digital communications came to be.

I think my telephone interest started a few years ago when I thought it would be neat to have a rotary phone, especially at my desk at work. It went from interest, to research, to purchase, to restoration! I love working with my hands and building things, and restoration checks those boxes. It's also a more fun and budget-friendly way to collect, which is important when your wife doesn't understand your hobbies!

My family just moved back to the states from overseas and I'm getting back into the hobby, which is why I've started posting lately. I really appreciate the passion you guys have for telephones and thank you for running this forum!


Nice Austin Powers reference.


Welcome. Thank you for your service. Enjoy the forum, a bunch of experience & knowledge here with guys whio love to help. Also, we LOVE pictures!
Harry Smith
ATCA 4434

"There is no try,
there is only
do or do not"

Doug Rose

Welcome to the Forum!

I second, thank you for your service. It is appreciated....Doug


And, a Third Thank you...
and welcome!


Welcome Jim, glad to have you join us this is a great place to learn more about old phones.
Semperphi , my dad was also a Marine. Thanks for your service.


Welcome to our world.
Thank you for your service.
The title of your thread has a catchy phrase, would make good lyrics for a tune.
Are you by any chance "a man of wealth and fame" ?


The More People I meet, The More I Love, and MISS My Dog.  Dan Robinson


Welcome to CRPF Jim.



Welcome to the forum & the sickness😀😜 And again thank you for your service.