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Title: Abandoned School - Telephone Graveyard - Closed Since The 1950s
Post by: CanadianGuy on January 24, 2020, 08:24:41 AM
https://youtu.be/U50kE4Uyl_M (https://youtu.be/U50kE4Uyl_M)

Not much left of the phones, but there are a lot of them! Sorry if this has been posted before. I didn't see it.
Title: Re: Abandoned School - Telephone Graveyard - Closed Since The 1950s
Post by: Key2871 on January 24, 2020, 09:21:12 AM
Wow, I wonder was is storage for telephones and parts.
Then just went abandon and when someone renovated threw all those sets in the basement and left them.
But I'd say that's mid twenty eairly thirty's at some point got used a storage for old phones and parts. Then forgotten.
Too bad really..
Title: Re: Abandoned School - Telephone Graveyard - Closed Since The 1950s
Post by: Western Bell on January 24, 2020, 09:24:05 AM
A few screen shots of the phones, the last one is the base of the key set shown in the 3rd photo.
Title: Re: Abandoned School - Telephone Graveyard - Closed Since The 1950s
Post by: Payphone installer on January 24, 2020, 11:37:46 AM
Thereís some treasure in that place.
Title: Re: Abandoned School - Telephone Graveyard - Closed Since The 1950s
Post by: FABphones on January 24, 2020, 12:58:33 PM
Have skipped about through the footage but not seen any phones (havenít time to watch all 24 mins of this at the mo), how long into the clip are the phones?

Did spot this nice potential phone display unit at 8:30 though  :)
Very similar to something I am putting together.

Love these old places. Nicely designed and some even nicer wood in there.
Title: Re: Abandoned School - Telephone Graveyard - Closed Since The 1950s
Post by: Key2871 on January 24, 2020, 03:05:46 PM
Towards the end is the phones,, in the basement area.
I made the supposition that those bin shelves were perhaps used for phones and parts, then when they revamped the building someone too all the old phones and parts to the basement. And left them there.
Title: Re: Abandoned School - Telephone Graveyard - Closed Since The 1950s
Post by: 19and41 on January 24, 2020, 03:29:33 PM
Go slow.  they look mighty frapped!  :D
Title: Re: Abandoned School - Telephone Graveyard - Closed Since The 1950s
Post by: FABphones on January 24, 2020, 03:37:23 PM
Goodness :o.  No doubt many of us would like to rescue and restore some of those spares. Iíd like to know the story of why there are so many varied makers parts, and why they were dumped that way. Maybe they were originally obtained for lessons and/or school projects.

A few more screenshots from the clip:
Title: Re: Abandoned School - Telephone Graveyard - Closed Since The 1950s
Post by: 19and41 on January 24, 2020, 03:46:03 PM
Sad seeing that old AE handset with the hole broken in the top.