"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by monophone_lover, April 20, 2018, 08:29:29 AM
Quote from: HarrySmith on April 20, 2018, 01:32:33 PMIs the Clear 40 & 50 original AE or are they Ray's?
Quote from: AE_Collector on April 20, 2018, 01:35:19 PMYes, it is great to see them all together here in one topic Robert! Absolutely amazing to see them all.Yes most shown here are 50's not 35's, the 35 is very similar to the 50 but has no side vents and has the older type 38 handset rather than the newer type 41. The 34 and 35 were first and then they were redesigned into the 40 and the 50.The milti-line 40 is the AE 47, it has Line/hold buttons for two lines and the little lift up button by the cradle can be optioned for a 3rd Line or exclusion or a push button/buzzer circuit. These 47's in colours just amaze me!I've been waiting to see the one without the side indents, thanks for including it. In all likelihood this was the very earliest 40 design with no way to conveniently carry the phone around. The carry bar would have been added to this one later. Side indents were first added so your fingers had something to grip into if carrying the base by pinching it sideways between fingers and thumb. Then came the Buttlers handle and finally the more familiar solid carry bar. At least, this is all my take in the progression. The only other 40 without indents that I have seen a picture of is an ivory 40 that I believe is in Gary Goffs collection.Terry
Quote from: Doug Rose on April 20, 2018, 10:13:52 AMWOW!!! Rob what a fantastic collection. Love those AE35s....OUTSTANDING!!!....Doug
Quote from: JorgeAmely on April 21, 2018, 12:54:17 AMWhere can I buy tickets for the museum? I need two, make it three: stub, Terry and I haven't had an AE fix in a while.
Quote from: AE_Collector on April 21, 2018, 11:27:31 AMI would think an original clear 50 would be very rare. Great find! Was it found in the US or the Phillipines?Seems crazy that they went ahead and put the circuit diagram in it in the usual fashion of gluing it inside the front cover! But it probably went down the assembly line to be built and was carefully completed just like any other black or solid coloured one. I think I would have tucked it under the Ringer or somewhere less conspicuous!Terry