"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Greg G., September 22, 2011, 07:19:29 PM
Quote from: GG on September 24, 2011, 06:28:36 AMBrinybay- Re. "bowser barf," was that a deliberate clever pun?
Quote from: Sargeguy on September 24, 2011, 03:03:42 PMInteresting find! This is a definite :"Frankenphone". The base is 40AL or similar. the perch is from a 20T Interphone and the 706A and Bulldog transmitter are later still. This was most likely constructed during the Depression or WWII from spare parts. That brown wire looks suspiciously out of place. There are no Bell system markings so this could also have come from one of the Independents. I don't know much about that style of cup except that it is late vintage and is often found on RR apparatus. Is it brass of zinc alloy?As far as price is concerned, at least you didn't have to pay shipping. I think on eBay this phone would be in the $60-70 range. I have a 40AL perch that someone painted gray but I do not have the correct bracket. Your solid perch uses a slightly different bracket that may not work correctly with a drawn perch. Or maybe its the other way around. I need the bottom half of a solid perch, so if you would like to trade LMK. I'll also trade that cup for a blank one that would be correct for a 40AL if you are interested.