"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Nick in Manitou, March 26, 2018, 09:06:19 PM
Quote from: Nick in Manitou on April 22, 2018, 07:39:26 PMHaving just yesterday seen the post discussing the existence of AE40s without the indentations for carrying ( http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=20264.msg207628#msg207628 ), I was alert to that when unpacking some more of the phones in the pile in my garage. I came across two AE40s that do not have the indentations. I am still very new to a lot of the details of all these phones, so I may be misinterpreting what was said in the thread about Robs Collection, but are these really unusual?Nick
Quote from: Nick in Manitou on April 24, 2018, 08:43:04 PMNext question:This phone is labeled with what I believe is probably GA-51859, which I believe indicates it is a phone made for the military. But when I look out on the web to see other phones of that description, I don't see any with the switch that this one has.The case is marked Kellogg/ITT. The dates all seem to match on the base, but I can't find any date markings on the case.I would guess that the case and the handset had been replaced, but to my untrained eye, that switch looks as original as the rest of the equipment mounted on that base.Thanks for your input!Nick
Quote from: Nick in Manitou on April 14, 2018, 01:19:17 PMWell, time and space are still in short supply, but I took a few more photos.Since space is a real issue for me at this point, I am looking at some of the boxes of newer and in some cases, new, parts and will be posting just a few photos of these in case someone is interested in them. There are a number of packages of cords, a couple boxes of new handsets from Western Electric, some boxes of unmarked new handsets and a bunch of new plastic parts for candlestick style telephones. These are some of the items I would like to find a home for so that I have room to organize the older items.Boxes of handsets in white, black, painted red, yellow, pink, blue...