"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: Duffy on September 08, 2020, 08:48:08 AMJackI have 2 Automatic Electric injection mold test samples that were used to check the molds. Which were (officially made) R&D samples. The swirl phones are when they did a change over of colour. Usually from light to dark colour. The would flush the molds using the next colour and the parts that were made came out swirled and were to be discarded. (officially made reject) But as you can see some made it out the backdoor.
Quote from: Jack Ryan on September 07, 2020, 08:57:58 PM why are they expensive and is it ABS? Were they officially made or were the factory workers mucking about?While on the subject, who of the telephone manufacturers were capable of moulding their own cases?
Quote from: Jim Stettler on January 31, 2010, 07:37:35 PMI used to have a Blue W48 that had a very minor bit of black swirl at the front. It was like a few pellets of black accidently got in the mold. Jim S.
Quote from: Jim Stettler on September 09, 2020, 01:15:30 PMthey are abs and they are very hard to find which makes the unofficial sets pricey. Most un official sets seem to be workers mucking around. about 10 of my unofficial sc swirls a clear sc slenderette a, clear sc 500 housing and a clear sc 554 housing were all purchased from the same ebay seller who got them from an estate sale. most were just housings and some did not have handset holes.Jimwe,ke,itt, ae all could make there own housings. here were companies that made unmarked housing, to sell to rebuilders ect.
Quote from: Jack Ryan on September 09, 2020, 08:57:00 PMWas that one of the remade w48s? The originals weren't made in blue, mostly they were black, some were ivory, very few were clear and there were some fairly rare dark colours (gray, brown and dark green) - no blue.Jack
Quote from: Jim Stettler on September 10, 2020, 05:26:55 PMI do have a clear one.