"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Jim Stettler, December 20, 2009, 02:10:24 PM
Quote from: WEBellSystemChristian on November 09, 2013, 12:44:17 PMThat is one cool phone! I wonder is WE made swirled sets to use up scrap plastic?
Quote from: Dave F on November 09, 2013, 02:35:46 PMQuote from: Doug Rose on November 09, 2013, 09:06:41 AMDave....what a great find. I never knew WE made orange 500 sets, although I do remember a Howard Johnson's legend from the past. This is just so cool. Wonderful find....DougThanks Doug,I'm so lucky -- This has to be one of the coolest phones I have ever seen, and I've certainly seen plenty of nifty phones!W.E. never made orange 500s for general release. The orange sets that occasionally turn up usually come from ITT or SC. Almost all the Howard Johnson orange 500s were ITT. However, W.E. did do a custom orange run for Howard Johnson. The W.E. specimens are made from a special type of plastic called "Unobtanium" (this is the same material that AUTOVON Card Dialer cards are apparently made from!). I have one of those W.E. rarities, and you can see it here:http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=3831.msg50804#msg50804DF
Quote from: Doug Rose on November 09, 2013, 09:06:41 AMDave....what a great find. I never knew WE made orange 500 sets, although I do remember a Howard Johnson's legend from the past. This is just so cool. Wonderful find....Doug
Quote from: Jim S. on November 11, 2013, 02:26:40 PMIt counts as a slightly swirled.Jim
Quote from: Jim Stettler on August 28, 2020, 07:59:21 PMI am on a roll buying phones today.First a mushroomhttp://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=24258.msg241250#newNow a swirl. It was more than I wanted to pay, but I have an extra $300.00 from overtime this month.Jimedit> I even asked my wife's permission before I bought it at full price< edit