"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by LarryInMichigan, May 26, 2018, 11:29:53 PM
Quote from: LarryInMichigan on May 26, 2018, 11:29:53 PMI received this ivory tenite AE 40 today: ebay link. At $25 plus shipping, it was too cheap to pass up, but it is going to need to serious work. The most obvious thing is the missing transmitter cap. If anyone here has a spare ivory transmitter cap or knows where I can obtain one, please let me know. Otherwise, there is no major damage to the plastic, but it has shrunken somewhat, and the discoloration seen in the listing pictures is in the plastic, so it will need some bleaching. I expect that I will have to remove the numerous things inside the shell and let the plastic soak in bleach and water in the sunlight. The inside of the phone was quite filthy, but I managed to clean it up a bit. The ringer is a 66cy frequency ringer, so it will have to be replaced. I may have a spare here, but I will have to look to see. I will also have to find appropriate cords and a new rubber piece for the base.Larry
Quote from: 19and41 on August 03, 2022, 08:39:43 PMNice job! It surprises me how well the Tenite phone housings hold up. I also collect and restore old radios and the tenite parts on the radio cabinets and knobs and such seem to deform badly over time and give off bad odors during their spoilage.
Quote from: RDPipes on August 04, 2022, 06:50:39 AMSweet radio ya got here Larry!
Quote from: LarryInMichigan on August 04, 2022, 09:06:30 AMThank you. I have way too many radios. More than plenty of other things also.Larry