"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by monophone_lover, April 21, 2018, 02:58:03 AM
Quote from: wds on April 21, 2018, 09:10:01 AMVery nice. I would like to see the red phone after it's polished up. Do you know who the maker is of the wood phone? Looks like an AE, but has a WE transmitter on it.
Quote from: LarryInMichigan on April 21, 2018, 11:21:37 PMThe fake Asian stuff if replicas of American and European phones. I doubt that there are replicas of Japanese #4 phones around, but I don't really know what is happening in Asia. Those Japanese #4 phones were made in a variety of very interesting colors, and they are about as rare as can be here in North America. I managed to find the in black and ivory, and the ivory one looks like it was exported in the late 1950s to the USA for use on a PABX. The black one looked like it might have been used at a US military facility in Japan and brought home by someone.Larry
Quote from: LarryInMichigan on April 22, 2018, 12:19:22 PMAs far as I am aware, this phone designed was standardized in 1948 by the Japanese ministry responsible for phone service, and the phone sets were manufactured by numerous manufacturers, include NEC, Fujistu, and Oki. They were probably used until the 1960s. These phones have been discussed on the forum at least a few times in the past.Larry