"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by jsowers, September 15, 2009, 04:47:44 PM
Quote from: Mr. Bones on February 02, 2013, 03:52:04 PM I searched the site, found a back board thread with a reference http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=4954.msg62552#msg62552 to 463-130-100, but searching out the document at TCI only provided install info for plastic back boards
Quote from: paul-f on February 02, 2013, 06:24:51 PMThat BSP gives the overall dimensions - 10 x 5 5/8 and shows the hole layout.You could estimate the locations of the holes by printing a large Fig 16 and using proportions to get the measurements.Checking earlier BSPs, the wood 172A and 172B were the same overall dimensions.C37.201 Addendum issue 1, 8/55 has directions to modify an A to a B. 1. drill a 3/8 hole on the centerline 1 3/8" up from the bottom for the 554 or 556. 2. drill a3/8 hole on the centerline 3 1/2" down from the top for the 558.The holes are for the mointing cord.
Quote from: Mr. Bones on February 02, 2013, 06:45:28 PM I didn't see it in the .pdf I linked to at the TCI site... it was only two pages, a small excerpt from the referenced BSP, apparently... should have tried some of the other links, sorry for the trouble, sir!
Quote from: unbeldi on September 11, 2013, 05:17:07 PMPS: sorry the table columns don't align very well here... copied from my collection wiki.
Model No. Height Width Thickness Material Corners172A 10 5-5/8 0-9/16 wood round172B 10-1/16 5-11/16 0-11/16 wood sharp172C 10 5-9/16 0-7/16 plastic round
Quote from: paul-f on September 11, 2013, 05:46:48 PMHere is your table after clicking on the Preformatted text icon and adding a few strategic spaces.
Quote from: baldopeacock on October 18, 2014, 11:44:53 AMNice shine on those, Christian. They look great.
Quote from: jsowers on October 18, 2014, 02:41:39 PMChristian, that's a great collection of 554s and you did a great job on the refinishing. Did you see the yellow 554 that sold recently for $60 plus shipping? It was from 3-57 and a great example. The picture is attached below for posterity. Not a terribly bad price for a fairly rare color, but not cheap either. Did anyone here get it? Looks like all it needed was an open center fingerwheel. http://www.ebay.com/itm/371162764620 Do you have a good way to display all your 554s? They're not easy to display without being wall mounted. Mine are still leaning against a bottom shelf with their underside on the carpet. One day Dennis, I hope, will post a picture of his 554 display, if he hasn't already. As always with our collections and displays, it's a work in progress. I don't think any one of us on the Forum has all the 554 colors yet, so don't feel bad about it being incomplete.
Quote from: Dennis Markham on October 18, 2014, 03:17:07 PMChristian, you have a great start on your soft plastic 554 collection! That White one was a lucky find indeed. That color eluded me for a long time. I ended up paying way too much for one early on as a "place-keeper" until I found a nicer one. I got lucky a year or so ago and found two, within a few weeks or so of each other on eBay. Like yours, one appears to have never been mounted before.Your Red one is also very nice. Looks mint in the photo. Light Gray is also a difficult color to find in these soft plastic models. It's fun to try and get all the colors. With patience, you will. I am still looking for that elusive Dark Gray 554 (if anyone happens to have one they want to part with.........I didn't think so). I'm glad you added to this thread. Not everyone collects the 554's so that leaves more for the rest of us! Early on in this thread there is a photo of my 554's that I took some time ago. I'll get an updated photo here later in the day. Jonathan has posted photos of his collection here too. A real nice group of phones, including Dark Gray.Congrats on your collection. You should be proud of them!~Dennis