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Telephone Talk => Forum News => New Member Introductions => Topic started by: Vacuumlad1650 on January 10, 2018, 12:17:57 AM

Title: Hello, Hello!
Post by: Vacuumlad1650 on January 10, 2018, 12:17:57 AM
Hi Folks!
Not sure if this is the right spot to post this, but I'm new here! Please bear with my *Attempts* to use this website...I can only spin the Dial so fast...

Anyways, I'm fairly new to collecting. I've loved vintage telephones my whole life. I began truly collecting about a year ago. Presently, I have several WE 500's, a WE 302, WE Space Saver, WE 354 and 554, as well as 2500/2554 Telephones.

My (Maternal) Grandfather is retired from 40+ years at Illinois Bell, so I know a thing or two about the Bell days (They ceased to exist long before i was born), but i am in NO ways an Expert on Phones.

I also collect, service, and repair other vintage appliances. My primary interests are vintage Vacuum Cleaners and Telephones, so if you should need assistance with an older vacuum, please give me a shout.

As soon as I find my Digital Camera, i will post some pictures of my Telephones. i have somewhere around 30 at the moment.

Warm Regards,
Andy Rousonelos
Title: Re: Hello, Hello!
Post by: oldguy on January 10, 2018, 12:58:43 AM
Welcome Andy, I think you will enjoy it here.
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Post by: twocvbloke on January 10, 2018, 01:09:46 AM
My primary interests are vintage Vacuum Cleaners and Telephones, so if you should need assistance with an older vacuum, please give me a shout.

They do seem to go together, I have a fair collection of vacuums myself, though haven't done anything with acquiring more for a few years... :)
Title: Re: Hello, Hello!
Post by: RotarDad on January 10, 2018, 01:20:28 AM
Hi Andy - There is an "Off Topic" section on this forum with a child board that includes vacuum  cleaners.  Pick a few of your favorites, post some pics, and tell us a bit about them!  Vintage vacuums have some things in common with vintage phones - they are everyday appliances designed for an extended service life, and many survive today for that very reason.  Some friends of ours picked up a nice 50's vacuum at an estate sale some years ago.  It was a horizontal cylinder canister with some chrome, and it looked very cool.  Can't remember - Hoover or Eureka????  You know, I'm sure....  Welcome!
Title: Re: Hello, Hello!
Post by: Duffy on January 10, 2018, 05:48:14 AM
Welcome to CRPF.

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Post by: Pourme on January 10, 2018, 08:17:14 AM
Welcome Andy!
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Post by: 19and41 on January 10, 2018, 07:00:53 PM
Welcome!