"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Dan/Panther, March 20, 2010, 11:08:11 PM
Quote from: Dan/Panther on April 06, 2010, 02:11:13 PMBingster;you bring up a valid point. I'm going on the assumption, that I will NEVER run across any original parts for this phone, when in fact someday I might. At that point replacing them would leave the orphaned shell, handset etc., without an identity. Maybe I could find some form of fingerpaint, or tempra paint in black to temporarily hide the original figures.D/P
Quote from: Dan/Panther on April 06, 2010, 02:22:42 PMBill;Even with the cover removed, all but a few realized what it was. 130 people looked at it, only 2 bid.So me thinks, it will have to be clearly promoted wherever it is, or like you say, it will be just another clean looking 500 with an odd dial.I had a similar conversation with Paul the other night, and even though we don't like to admit it, 99.9999% of the people really don't have an interest in our phones, and wouldn't know it if it fell on their head.I related to Paul, that me and my Ex wife bred Shelties, and have a bloodline that goes way back to the start of the breed over 100 years ago. At the time, I could tell you the lineage of all of my dogs, and point out, 'OH That's down from So and So", The usual comment was 'WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT", most didn't care. Such is the nature of the beast we call 'collecting'. No better example of that than this phone. "One mans trash, Really was another mans TREASURE".D/P
Quote from: McHeath on April 07, 2010, 12:44:31 AMA couple of things from the article in Life. First they note that the payphones of the time already had the numbers outside the dial, is that correct? Anyone got a picture?Also I notice that what we call "candlesticks" they call "uprights". Is that the term used by contemporaries to describe those phones? If so then why did we start calling them candlesticks?Looks like they have a production 49' or early 50' model in the picture.
Quote from: Dan/Panther on April 07, 2010, 12:45:38 AMJim;So much to pour over, I don't remember where the photo was of the clear plungers.The plug that might have been on the end of the line cord, would it have been like the one below. if not does anyone know what it may have looked like if they even had a plug then ?D/P