"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by AE_Collector, January 01, 2016, 11:21:36 AM
Total Members Voted: 30
Quote from: andre_janew on February 04, 2016, 07:06:29 PMI thought there would be some discussion about my phone. It is a 1964 model and it has a metal fingerwheel. I thought someone might say that it should have a clear plastic one. I was expecting that since, as I understand it, 1964 was the year that black phones got a clear plastic fingerwheel.
Quote from: HarrySmith on February 07, 2016, 07:36:53 PMI guess the cords are susceptible to some kind of "corrosion" when they sit a long time. I recently picked up some 500's that were refurbed in 1964 with new cords at that time. These phones are in the original boxes, unused and the cords all have some white crud on them. I tried wiping it off and it would not budge. I finally removed the cords and put them in the usual "Oxi-Clean" soak for a couple of hours, that did the trick! I have seen other NIB phones with nasty cords as well. Not sure what causes this, maybe someone here can shed some light on it.