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Started by jm19063, January 19, 2022, 09:59:23 AM
Quote from: jm19063 on January 19, 2022, 09:59:23 AMHi all,I purchased this phone from ebay. Now I'm questioning if any of it is real. Hoping you guys can help identify. I thought it was a 20S, identified by the back of the neck. But I have a few questions on it: - I thought the 20S was the same as the 20B, but that the S was always black. I see traces of chrome on the transmitter plate? - The mouthpiece looks like it may have been held on with glue. I was able to remove it, but it's loose when I screw it back in. (that can easily be replaced).- The transmitter cup has no stamping. I would think this would have patent dates, no?- The receiver is a Kellog. Correct me if I'm wrong, but WE phones never came with Kellog receivers, correct?- the "neck" seems to me to have a weird shape. Not sure if that's real. I always thought they "flowed" rather than having that "step"Any help you can provide would be appreciated. I don't mind replacing some parts, like the mouthpiece and receiver, if the phone is real. I just don't want to spend good money chasing bad if the phone is a fake.Thank you!John Martin
Quote from: jm19063 on January 19, 2022, 01:34:00 PMThanks, Ray!The nickel throws me off. Were there 20S units that were nickel? I thought the 20B's were nickel and the 20S's were all black.Attached are the insides. Again, thanks for your help!-j
Quote from: shadow67 on March 03, 2022, 08:11:17 AMI am not sure about the original configuration of a 20S, but I have received two of them that were black with nickel transmitters.