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Possible 3-slot Pay Phone reproduction?

Started by Westrex, May 24, 2023, 11:55:27 PM

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Does anyone know if this WE 233G pay phone thing is the real thing or if it's a clone? Also, does anyone know if this phone accepts coins, into a bank type thing or just puts it into an actual coinbox?

Thank you,



The case appears to be a genuine one, but without seeing inside it's impossible to know how much, if any, of the original mechanism is still present.


Dial number plate is Northern Electric, not WE. All 3 locks are missing. Poor repaint job. 4- (2?) prong plug is always a bad sign, indicating rewiring of inside to work without the 685A subset. Maybe $50.
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It looks like it has received a paint job, and the plug to rear indicates someone has been in there.

Interior photo definitely required to see what has been done and how much of the original interior remains.

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And still 7 hours to go.

This could go over $150. If not wanted as is, the parts that are there could be used by a restorer and parts, if you can find them, are not cheap.