"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by Phonesrfun, March 17, 2011, 01:36:48 PM
Quote from: LarryInMichigan on June 23, 2013, 05:38:03 PMIt would certainly be advisable for the buyer to return the phone. If the phone clearly shows a date of 1971 on the bottom, they would have a good claim that the item was not as advertised. If the bidder is reading this, I would suggest retracting the bid.I don't think there is any reason here to believe that the seller is trying to mislead. Few people know anything about these things.
Quote from: TelePlay on June 23, 2013, 06:43:42 PMDidn't know for sure about this until I read the last line of the seller's description, and noticed the Phillips head screws on both sides of the dial "branch." Listed as "VERY RARE Antique Brass Art Nouveau Hollywood Style Ornate Telephone early 1900" at a BIN price of $750.00http://www.ebay.com/itm/171064506746Seller says: "Very Rare Antique Brass Art Nouveau 'Hollywood Style' Ornate Telephone, early 1900's. This is a really large stunning model. Made of solid brass stealth, beautiful ornate decorated. The jug dial is perfectly finished with a very nice picture. Marked with Toshiba."
Quote from: paul-f on June 24, 2013, 11:00:45 AMI received a cordial email from the seller, who has since opened the phone and found a 1961 date. The listing has been changed accordingly.
Quote from: LarryInMichigan on June 23, 2013, 02:33:57 PMI feel bad for whoever bid $136.99 for an item worth at most $30. Don't let this happen to you!
Quote from: WEBellSystemChristian on August 13, 2013, 02:58:07 PMPlus, it's obviously a 5302.
Quote from: Mr. Bones on August 13, 2013, 05:18:02 PMQuote from: WEBellSystemChristian on August 13, 2013, 02:58:07 PMPlus, it's obviously a 5302. Kinda a 5302... Visually apparent are the Extensicord, AE handset, and lack of a volume adjusting lever, protruding through the baseplate...I have seen examples minus the volume lever, but never before the AE parts...Fascinating... Most likely refurbished in the field, or by an independent telco refurb center, would be my guess. It seems to me to be of northern American ancestry, if I may venture a guess....Best regards!
Quote from: baldopeacock on August 13, 2013, 08:08:11 PMWell, the AE Extensicord looks pretty good, if you need one.