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Who Amongst Us Has The Oldest 500?

Started by HobieSport, November 26, 2008, 09:53:35 PM

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What's your oldest mostly original 500?

I have a '49, but don't tell anyone.
1 (0.9%)
1950
11 (9.8%)
1951
19 (17%)
1952
25 (22.3%)
1953-1957
68 (60.7%)

Total Members Voted: 112

southernphoneman

hi unbeldi,thankyou for your fast response. the coa claims that the phone was on the show.right now i am new to this forum and i have not figured out how to post photos yet. but i have a confession to make. the phone had a dial network that i needed on a phone that i was refurbishing and i took it out and put it in the refurbished phone and i have since sold it, i probably need 50 lashes with a wet noodle for doing that. i will have to figure out how to post photos and get back to you . thankyou

poplar1

Quote from: southernphoneman on February 26, 2013, 05:08:35 PM
maybe someone can answer this question. i purchased a 1958 black 500 from ebay that the seller claims that was a set prop on the andy griffith show. with the phone came a certificate of authenticity. is there a way to find out if this in fact authentic? the coa has the ellis prop company on it.

Weren't the phones on Andy Griffith non-dial ("Sarah, get me so-and-so")?


This is what I think they had:
In the police station, a candlestick phone with dial blank
In the kitchen, a non-dial wall phone with separate transmitter and receiver; maybe a non-dial 554 in the later shows?
In the living room, a 500C (non-dial).
"C'est pas une restauration, c'est une rénovation."--François Martin.

Dan/Panther

Ellis Prop Company is legit, I purchased a 1938 Philco table top radio that was COA, to have been used in the Motion Picture "Seabisquit".
I've watched the Movie many times, and never found my radio However.....
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paul-f

Not unusual, Dan.  I have rented and sold phones to a number of film companies.  Well over half of the phones didn't make it into the final cut.  I suspect some never made it out of the box.  The prop plans were often changed by the time scenes were filmed.
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Dan/Panther

If you really read the way a COA is written, at least in my case, it says; "Used in the production of, "Seabisquit". Which means it was some place, on one of the sets, maybe, just being used by the crew. It didn't say it was used in the actual motion picture.
D/P

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Dan

#230
 poplar 1 --As an Andy expert, they had dialless 500's in the living room .
When the show went to color in 1965, they switched to a BEAUTIFUL Oxford grey 554 in the kitchen .
"Imagine how weird telephones would look if our ears weren't so close to our mouths." - Steven Wright

Dan/Panther

Even though I can't verify that the radio was in the Movie, "Seabisquit". I can verify this. In the Television series, "Adams Family", on the desk in the living room, is a Hobnail shaded lamp. I have that lamp here. Got a deal I think $130.00
D/P

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AE40FAN

Dan,

Is it the exact same lamp from Adams Family?  You should post some photos.

Dan/Panther

Yes, it came from the set of the Television show, Adams Family.
D/P

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Russ Kirk

Quote from: Dan/Panther on February 28, 2013, 06:38:06 PM
Yes, it came from the set of the Television show, Adams Family.
D/P

How did you get it Dan?  There must be a good story......
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Dan/Panther

Periodically I go through the Ebay movie memorabilia auctions.
D/P

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Dan

Update. I have three oldies

1. 11-49 Network WE500 rest of phone is 1950's. Small operator font

2. Arrived today 3-1950 with a 1949 g-1 handset. Curly operator font

3. 12-1950 pretty much matching dates. Small operator font.
"Imagine how weird telephones would look if our ears weren't so close to our mouths." - Steven Wright

Dan/Panther

Where did you find those gems ? I would love to see photos of the 49 base.
D/P

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Greg G.

Quote from: Dan/Panther on April 30, 2013, 12:40:20 PM
Where did you find those gems ? I would love to see photos of the 49 base.
D/P

And the 49 handset. 
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Dan

Quote from: Dan/Panther on April 30, 2013, 12:40:20 PM
Where did you find those gems ? I would love to see photos of the 49 base.
D/P

None of them has a 1949 base , look under auction finds for the 49 handset (10-49)

Got the 1949 network at a antique mall. I got the 12-1950 at a flea-tique show (same place I got my avatar phone). Any the curly operator 3-1950  was from ebay.
"Imagine how weird telephones would look if our ears weren't so close to our mouths." - Steven Wright