"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by allnumbedup, March 21, 2023, 09:20:34 AM
Quote from: allnumbedup on March 21, 2023, 09:20:34 AM#2 WE 233? Payphone for $375. Not uncommon to see a payphone in an antique mall but I thought this one was nicer than average. However, no keys and has a G3 handset that looks residential so may be gutted inside.
Quote from: allnumbedup on March 21, 2023, 09:20:34 AM#1 AE 80E for $35 dated 1974. The solid red back painted faceplate got my attention. I am only used to clear plastic "fashion plate" ones with paper inserts and really like this one.
Quote from: compubit on March 21, 2023, 10:28:24 PMIf it's dated 1974, could it be one of the rarer AE80 Touch calling phones (based on the classic AE80 base)? IIRC the plastics were similar, but the face plate was painted...
Quote from: poplar1 on March 21, 2023, 11:42:49 AMDial shroud is Northern Electric. Instruction card is AE. You could always deposit 2 nickels with the handset offhook, to see if the first nickel is stopped by the gate, and that the second one causes both to go through and hit the 5c gong twice.