"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by benhutcherson, September 15, 2008, 05:49:32 PM
Quote from: JimH on September 26, 2008, 08:18:49 AMAbout six months ago I got one just like it at a garage sale for the unbelievable price of $4. It was literally covered with mud on the outside! The man told me he found it in his crawl space. When I got it home and took apart the plastics to clean, the condition was unbelievable! When the mud came off, it looks New Old Stock. I think a telephone man or something from 1952 left it laying in there and it was in there for 56 years! It is my best 500. Just goes to show you, you never know where you're going to find a gem!
Quote from: JimH on October 03, 2008, 07:47:37 AMI wish I'd taken some "before" pictures of my crawl-space find. Problem was, I did not know the outcome of the cleaning process was going to be so startling, so I didn't bother to take pictures.