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cool GOLD/BRAASS (?) 3 Slot payphone

Started by markosjal, January 24, 2023, 10:32:59 PM

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very cool Gold or Brass 3 slot pay phone but someone made it into a lamp

Never seen one with this kind of plating

If I had the money and a place for the phone I would buy it.

Too bad someone had to make it into a lamp
Phat Phantom's phreaking phone phettish


It's interesting that the number card indicates that this instrument was once served by ODIN TELEPHONE EXCHANGE, INC. Located at 105 E Illinois St., Oblong, IL.

The exchange utilized a Northern Telecom DMS-10 for switching calls. This is a very small electronic switch and served only the 592 exchange.

 However, it would appear that from what can be seen of the instruction card, either it is not native to this set or vice-versa, the number card has been switched.


I see the coin gauge is attached with pop rivets so that indicates it was probably removed when it was plated.
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Somebody turned a rare pay phone into a stupid lamp???  Sick.