"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by AE_Collector, February 01, 2013, 03:50:14 PM
Total Members Voted: 32
Quote from: George Knighton on February 20, 2013, 11:04:19 AMA 500U from eBay for $123 + $10 shipping.I'll have to find a light hood, and I'll have to use one of my own transformers, but, still, seems to be a decent buy.:-)
Quote from: zapper on February 22, 2013, 04:18:28 PMI will submit my recent e bay purchase BIN $120.001950's Western Electric 1A Speaker Phone - WorkingThe 759A speaker is already listed on e bay and today I went to my first estate sale in 3 weeks and found a 760A loudspeaker.
Quote from: southernphoneman on February 26, 2013, 05:20:58 PMhi,i just received another phone to add to my collection. it is a early 1990s mickey mouse phone with the red at&t 210 trimline handset. everything on this phone works. my parents have one so i decided that it was time to add mickey to my collection.
Quote from: unbeldi on February 27, 2013, 01:46:27 AMMy favorite telephone color has been red for some reason and for some time. ...
Quote from: unbeldi on February 27, 2013, 01:46:27 AMMy favorite telephone color has been red for some reason and for some time. Although the red (-53, cherry red) of the WE 500-series can be very beautiful with sufficient lighting, I have always been disappointed by its dullness in low light conditions.This was the original reason I got interested in the earlier 302 series of telephones, because I had seen there was a red one. One that looked so bright and attention-getting. But when I followed online sales, it dawned on me that I would perhaps never have one; why spend many hundreds or a thousand $$ on a phone when I already had piles of boxes of phones and I wasn't using them. And where else would I find one in good condition and most importantly in a reasonable amount of time until satisfaction, but online?Anyhow... to make a long story short, my submission to the Find of the Month club here is the fulfillment of that desire: A Peking Red plastic 302 of the year 1953 in excellent condition, celebrating its 60th birthday this April with me!It even has the original factory dial card, of very cool two-layer construction.Hope you enjoy as well, if only by the pictures.