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Telephone Talk => Collector's Corner => Topic started by: Vern P on November 30, 2010, 12:59:54 PM

Title: I goofed,
Post by: Vern P on November 30, 2010, 12:59:54 PM
Sorry to do this, but this didn't post as I thought it would.

I made a post today about Vern's place. Please take a look, as I don't want to redo it.

Vern P
Title: Re: I goofed,
Post by: HarrySmith on November 30, 2010, 01:17:12 PM
Post looks fine Vern. Thanks for bringing that up, I am sure a lot of newer people here have not seen those pics of your place. One day I will get out there!
Title: Re: I goofed,
Post by: Doug Rose on November 30, 2010, 01:37:14 PM
Post looks fine Vern. Thanks for bringing that up, I am sure a lot of newer people here have not seen those pics of your place. One day I will get out there!
Vern....It was great to look at your phones again. I still can't get over the the Vanity Both. Can you give us some history on it? Simply amazing....Doug
Title: Re: I goofed,
Post by: Doug Rose on December 01, 2010, 12:54:14 PM
Vern was unsure how to reply, so he asked me to supply his reply on this amazing find:



  
 

The history of the vanity booth:

This came from a friend of a dealer hear in SLC, UT.  All I saw was some
photos, I never saw the booth until it was delivered to me, as the booth
was in Idaho. (150 miles away)  I didn't have the time to drive up to
look at it.

The booth was found in a small Utah Power and Light garage in Provo
canyon. (45 miles South of SLC) Stuff in the garage was given to them
for cleaning it out.

When I got it all that was there was the 4 out side walls and roof.
(remember this is a doubled walled booth)  It had 4 coats of Green
paint.

It took a long time before I found someone to make the new inside walls
and ceiling. I had got some photo's of other double walled phone booths,
so I knew what it should look like.

The work that needed to be done on this was out of my league, so I had
to pay to get the work done.    I am into this about $6K.

I had the booth, now I needed to find the vanity to go in it.  I found
it at a East coast ATCA show, and had it shipped to me.

Now you know "the rest of the story"

Vern P.

Title: Re: I goofed,
Post by: HarrySmith on December 01, 2010, 01:08:19 PM
I agree, that is an amazing display, I remember the first time I saw a photo of it a while back. Does the figure of $6,000 include the Vanity or is that just the booth?
Title: Re: I goofed,
Post by: Vern P on December 01, 2010, 11:42:05 PM
Harry,
The $6k is for the booth only. The vanity was $3,700. That was when wood was high. 
What is not showen is the WE Sunbust wall tamdam that is all so in the booth. It is in there, because I don't have wall space to hang it, as it is 5' tall.

Vern P