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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #60 on: August 11, 2021, 11:00:04 AM »
Vanity being delivered. That's a nice carriage there
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #61 on: August 11, 2021, 01:33:09 PM »
What a wonder that must've been!
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #62 on: August 11, 2021, 06:11:28 PM »
Imagine finding a vanity like that now, that just came off the wagon. That would be a dream.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #63 on: August 11, 2021, 06:31:34 PM »
I'd bet a person handy with woodcraft could make a good reproduction.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #64 on: August 11, 2021, 07:27:39 PM »
I'd bet a person handy with woodcraft could make a good reproduction.

I would agree.
Most of the nice WE vanities in the hands of collectors have a few nice repro parts in them.
Some of the early collectors would have 1-2 extra repro parts made, they would sell the spare repro parts to other collectors to offset the cost of having the part created.
Many times the wood parts were made with very old wood to match grain characteristics.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #65 on: August 12, 2021, 02:49:08 AM »
Post Office Telephones truck.

Interesting mock up of Telephone Poles to top of the (advertising) van on the second image inviting potential subscribers to ‘Come On The Telephone’.    C 1934.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #66 on: September 14, 2021, 07:13:27 AM »
Bell trucks.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #67 on: September 20, 2021, 02:54:46 PM »
Now there's an interesting twist. Phone trucks wrecked or on fire…

Came across a few more.
These on fire…
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #68 on: September 20, 2021, 03:42:43 PM »
Some vehicles just can't tolerate sitting idling for hours on end.   :D
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #69 on: September 20, 2021, 07:20:26 PM »
Yes sitting idle they tend to get very hot.
 The proof is in the pictures.
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