"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Babybearjs, March 13, 2018, 12:34:34 AM
Quote from: WEBellSystemChristian on March 14, 2018, 04:43:53 PMI believe there was an older topic on this very subject. I thought it was some college that brought the name back for use with audio equipment.I have always toyed with the idea of bringing back Western Electric back to their glory days...bringing back phones, fans (although made by other companies in most cases), lighting, kitchen appliances, household machinery, etc, but with the simplier, rugged, rebuildable quality that went away 50 years ago. It would all be either modern or timeless, the former having the ability to upgrade/swap components for updated parts. That way, you could keep a certain model in production for decades without phasing it out so rapidly like smartphones today.If there were still a market for quality today, I think a big company like that could really give the others a run for their money!
Quote from: Pourme on March 14, 2018, 06:03:22 PMGood idea....Western Electric Cell Phones?~
Quote from: Fabius on March 13, 2018, 07:24:13 PMMr. Whitener, in cooperation with AT&T, resumed manufacturing of electron tubes within the Western Electric Kansas City Works in Lee Summit, Mo.Very interesting. I wonder what ".... in cooperation with AT&T" means. Are they licensed to use the name, bought the name outright or in a joint venture with AT&T?
Quote from: WEBellSystemChristian on March 14, 2018, 06:05:41 PMWhy not? Only if it's something that lasts longer than 5 years and you can fix/maintain yourself...