"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by AE_Collector, February 04, 2011, 09:11:43 PM
Total Members Voted: 18
Quote from: Dennis Markham on February 18, 2011, 11:33:24 AMDan, Is that color Light Beige? There may be a color code inside on the back of the dial. That is an early one. According to Paul F's site the Princess was released in 1959 in five colors, Light Beige, Aqua Blue, Turquoise, Rose Pink and White. Paul's Site Info: http://www.paul-f.com/wePrincess.htmlI find it interesting that they made it in Turquoise in 1959 but the Model 500 release date for Turquoise was not until 1964, however there MAY be some dispute to that date. (There may be some breaking news by another member in the coming days as to an earlier Turquoise 500).Great phone and great find. I also did not know they made the Princess with Tenite (soft plastic). A 9-59 date in a model 500 would more than likely be ABS plastic, unless it was Black. I'm sure others can enlighten us to that fact.Nice Princess. The condition is very nice.~Dennis
Quote from: jsowers on February 18, 2011, 01:23:40 PMAbout the color code thing, Princess dials didn't have color codes on the dials. That was only on the 500 series phones.
Quote from: Dennis Markham on February 18, 2011, 01:57:25 PMQuote from: jsowers on February 18, 2011, 01:23:40 PMAbout the color code thing, Princess dials didn't have color codes on the dials. That was only on the 500 series phones.I could have sworn I've seen some marked with a color code.
Quote from: jsowers on February 18, 2011, 01:23:40 PMDo you have a soft plastic phone with plastics dated before 6-59? If so, tap the handset with your (non-painted) fingernail and listen to the sound. Then tap the handset on this Princess and see what sound it makes. Soft plastic will tap with a dull sound and hard plastic will be a sharp sound. I saw your comment about tapping them, but wanted to elaborate so everyone knew what to expect.
Quote from: stopthemachine on February 18, 2011, 05:13:06 PMAlso, out of curiosity, what month in 1959 did WE begin releasing the Princess phone after the initial trial runs in select locations? Anyone have one earlier than 9-59? I was pretty shocked when I saw the date.