"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Alex Wander, November 12, 2015, 10:31:07 PM
Quote from: WEBellSystemChristian on November 25, 2015, 10:07:12 AMGetting a #2 dial isn't exactly affordable-- several have shown up on ebay and ended up selling for close to $300!!I would see absolutely nothing wrong with using the current #5 dial; it's perfect for the non-collector/purist, but still looks great on a candlestick!!
Quote from: Sargeguy on November 25, 2015, 12:12:08 PMA 50-AL would not have a 5M dial. The 50-AL would have been upgraded to a 151-AL and (possibly) given a 5H.
QuoteWhat would getting it back to original condition entail? The more I think about it, the more interesting the prospect becomes!
Quote from: WEBellSystemChristian on November 25, 2015, 02:03:51 PMThe point is (not trying to be offensive in any way) is that Alex wants his candlestick to look nice and work well, probably as a conversation piece. He isn't a full-blown collector like us, so I doubt he would want to pay a lot of money for parts, nor would I think he would want to spend days on end watching eBay for any incredibly cheap 2AB dials to come along. To any average person, this candlestick would look completely factory if he just painted it black and added a black '70s subset. No one would criticize him for having a transmitter cup that doesn't have the correct writing on the back, nor would they notice the fingerstop is mounted to the inside of the dial instead of the outside.Heck, if I had this, I would have it powdercoated and hook it up to any extra subset I have laying around, and use it, period. I wouldn't put more money into it that it's worth, especially if I'm using it.I'll step down from Doug's soapbox now...