"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Phonesrfun, March 17, 2011, 01:36:48 PM
Quote from: twocvbloke on September 24, 2013, 07:33:43 AMYep, there's not mushroom in that phone...
Quote from: TelePlay on October 17, 2013, 07:18:57 PMJust had to put this somewhere for posterity and phony items seemed the best fit, even though the seller just used a bad item descriptor probably for lack of not knowing what this thing is/was/could be.To me, this looks like a theatrical prop, one to simulate a phone ringing by activating the switch on the right side of the board. Could also be used for a door bell, school bell or alarm bell. Nothing more than a ringer, a transformer and a switch on this board (and some original wiring) listed as a "Vintage home made telephone on board." I don't think it's UL approved, or would ever be. However, it is unique, and rare and probably worth a few bucks, to someone.http://www.ebay.com/itm/251360212207
Quote from: AE_Collector on October 17, 2013, 07:30:28 PMYeah I was going to ask how far you live from the Fire Department Ben!Terry
Quote from: TelePlay on September 23, 2013, 08:26:16 PMSeller just listed this as a "Westrn Electric Mushroom Rotary Telephone 500 C/D" in a 7 day auction but I don't see the light. Probably an honest mistake by someone who doesn't sell a lot of phones. On closer inspection, seems to be a mid 50's phone refurbed in '69 and left to rust somewhere after that. And, what's up with the network? Has the black cap but looks like a label was pasted on the side. Wasn't it twocvbloke who once thought about getting a rusted phone like this to restore? It's a bit high with an asked starting bid of $195.00 but it comes with FREE SHIPPING.
Quote from: TelePlay on October 18, 2013, 07:30:17 PMStill no "mushroom"
Quote from: ESalter on October 17, 2013, 08:02:51 PMOh come on guys!!! I've plugged in things that have looked WAYYYY jenkier than that before! It very seldom leads to fireworks. Occasionally it does though ---Eric