"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Sargeguy, October 23, 2012, 09:37:14 PM
QuoteI received a Christmas phone from my wife. It is sort of a "Frankenphone X-Mas miracle" I did a BIN from a seller on eBay for a nickel candlestick. It had an older transmitter and a " PAT. APPLIED FOR" base with phenol grommet, all the nickel seemed intact so it was a no-brainer Cost was $36 plus S&H. When it arrived I noticed the face plate, cup and perch had been re-nickeled. The transmitter was originally a 323 which had been xxx'd out and re-designated 337. The perch had 20-AL xxx'd out and was re-designated 51-AL on the front of the perch. Now neither 20-ALs or 51-ALs came in nickel, so I was a little annoyed. Around this time my wife bought me a phone that I had put on my eBay watch list. Now I usually put interesting phones on my Watch List. Phones I actually want I bid on. ANyway, Christmas arrives and I open my present, and see the baseplate of a WE dial candlestick. On the base is a sticker from the seller. I Thought "I've seen one of these before!!!" When I pulled out the phone, it was a nickel plated WE-dial candlestick base with an original nickel perch and transmitter from a 20-BC on top. I switched the parts between the phones and instantly had an original 20-BC and a nickel plated 51-AL abomination. The dial stick came with a #2 dial. Unfortunately the fingerstop was missing. I will have to watch the seller's auctions to see what he did with that.Here is a link to the phone I purchased:http://www.ebay.com/itm/200852783164Here is the one my wife purchased:http://www.ebay.com/itm/200837760445If you look you can see that some of the auction photos of the phone my wife purchased are of the phone I ended up buying.
Quote from: Sargeguy on January 21, 2013, 08:25:51 PMI was just dismantling this for cleaning and. Found a decent notchless 132B dial plate. I swore I checked and it was notched, but that must have been the grassed out 51-AL I bought last month.