"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by DavePEI, April 08, 2014, 12:55:09 PM
Quote from: tallguy58 on April 29, 2014, 04:15:15 PMPlease post pics when it arrives.
Quote from: HarrySmith on May 06, 2014, 05:28:51 PMCongrats Dave! The insides are amazingly nice looking! Too bad the outside is not as nice, looks like it might have gotten wet. Not that it is terrible looking but it is surprising the inside managed to say so pristine. Do you plan on refinishing the wood?
Quote from: AE_Collector on May 06, 2014, 10:20:07 PMHi Dave:I am glad that it arrived undamaged and am happy that you finally replaced this item in your collection. What do you recall about obtaining the first one you had years ago?It looks like the model number per the tag should be Z 5196 not 25196 per the stencilling on the inside of the door.I am guessing that the "Amount - 19" on the tag is the quantity of these on that particular order. Do you think that is likely it as well?Terry
Quote from: DavePEI on May 06, 2014, 07:40:24 PMActually, what I think you are seeing is the darkened section on the lower left hand side of the door? It is simply a natural darker more dense part of the wood that took the original stain more than the rest. It isn't damaged, though in the photo it looks like it. But I won't be doing any more than the polishing and cleaning I did after I took the photo. With a little lemon oil and dust removal it all looks great.As you say, the inside is incredible - not even any rust on the magneto. I hooked the phone up to my switchboard this afternoon, and it works like a charm. The only thing wrong with it was one wire had broken off one terminal of the ringer.It has to be the first magneto set I have which still bears its inspection tag!Dave
Quote from: HarrySmith on May 07, 2014, 11:44:15 AMOK, great! It did look like water damage at first glance, glad it is not!