"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Dan, March 01, 2009, 04:54:43 PM
Quote from: WEBellSystemChristian on March 07, 2018, 06:33:53 PMI bought a fairly early White AE multiline on eBay recently. I sent my usual packing instructions to the seller--making sure to tell them to pack the handset and base in separate bubble wrap layers--and, in a very condescending way, told me that he was a professional, and wrapping telephones are "mere child's play" to him.Well, let's see what he did wrong. First off, let's see what Automatic Electric did right...they built their phones like ammo cans. This guy pretty much disregarded my shipping instructions. He put the phone in a big box and had it wrapped enough that it didn't move around inside, but put the handset on top of the base with the receiver cap resting on the edge of the fingerwheel! The handset and base were wrapped in the same bubble wrap cocoon, which could have easily shattered that very hard to find fingerwheel.Fortunately, no damage...not even a crack. I took pictures of how I received it directly out of the bubble wrap. He even crammed the handset and line cord together in the back.
Quote from: Pourme on March 07, 2018, 07:13:57 PMAll that clean living paid off with good Karma, Christian. Nice phone. I noticed it has one chrome plunger and one black one...Benny
Quote from: WEBellSystemChristian on March 07, 2018, 08:22:54 PMYep, the black bakelite plunger lifts the handset up when one of the three "hold" buttons is pressed. It's pretty comical to watch the handset spring off the cradle when you press a button. I laughed the first time it happened!