"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by WEBellSystemChristian, April 03, 2015, 12:49:39 PM
Quote from: Brinybay on April 03, 2015, 03:29:28 PMI can sympathize with trying to find a less expensive way to make cloth cords, but trying to turn the black cloth cord white would probably be more hassle than it's worth, probably not even doable. For some reason, I've had a picture of RibbonXL in my phone material folder for several years. I can't remember why or where, but somewhere along the line I was under the impression this stuff was like a hollow tube, which would make it a good source for making inexpensive cloth phone cords.I googled around trying to confirm that, but I don't think it is. It's intended use is for crocheting. I even tried calling my local fabrics store and spoke to the merchandise manager, but she wasn't very helpful. Maybe somebody else here can confirm whether this material is a tube or not, and if not, what type of vintage phone connection can it be used for, i.e. why in world do I have this picture in my phone material folder?
Quote from: WEBellSystemChristian on April 03, 2015, 08:13:09 PMIt seems that DSK had luck with that stuff. He used it for his AE40. It appears that it is indeed hollow.http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=12727.0