"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Jester, February 28, 2010, 11:48:47 PM
Quote from: jsowers on January 28, 2011, 09:08:06 AMTo clear up a couple things about this phone...Coil cords were always an option from 1954-56. So it could have either a straight or coiled handset cord. Either one is correct.The replacement dial you need is a black 7-type dial from 8-54 with a black metal fingerwheel. This phone is not considered a two-tone. A two-tone would have a black handset, black dial with metal fingerwheel and black cords with a color housing. The housing is the only part in color on a two-tone. If you want to call it something, call it a "three-tone," since it has a dark blue housing and handset, black dial and dark gray cords. I call it a "black dial model." They were only made this way in 1953-54 and maybe early 1955. The early ads (see Dennis' post) bear this out.Auction picture posted below, FYI. As you can see, it is also a bit faded and needs both dark gray cords replaced. The coil cord could possibly be repaired, but the seller says "breaks" so it's hard to say.