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Collectors,
Please weigh in if this new Ebay listing of a 7.5"x6.5" is a  is a repro or original? It appears different from the fine example provided  in Greg's tutorial which is copied below for reference .
Regards,
Bob Farber
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General Discussion / Dialing away.....
« Last post by Babybearjs on Yesterday at 11:56:52 PM »
if you came across this dial on a phone, would you know what to do?
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General Discussion / A step back in time....
« Last post by Babybearjs on Yesterday at 11:50:50 PM »
was going through some old photos and came across these..... The 51AL belongs to my cousin, I restored that back in 2009.
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Collector's Corner / Re: Maingau 35 Phone
« Last post by LarryInMichigan on Yesterday at 10:08:35 PM »
Pictures of my Maingau 38 are here: forum link and my Maingau 46 here: forum link


Larry
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I posted some pictures of this phone in a new forum topic: forum link.

Larry
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Collector's Corner / Maingau 35 Phone
« Last post by LarryInMichigan on Yesterday at 10:01:32 PM »
I just took a few pictures of my German Maingau 35 phone.  This one has 1940 dates in it.  I recently managed to make this phone work after asking for a wiring diagram on the forum (forum link) and fixing a couple of broken connections on the induction coils.  As you can see on the pictures, one of the cradle ears is broken off, but there is enough left to hold the handset in place.  These metal cradles are very fragile, and they are often found broken.  This phone is also missing the proper line cord and the rubber or plastic piece which fits into the opening in the back of the shell where the cords exit.

The phone works well now, though there is some crackling from the original transmitter.  I connected a 510Ω resistor in parallel with the transmitter to reduce the amount of current flowing through it.

The insides of this phone look just like the ones on this: link German web page.


Larry
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All distant cousins, a telephone family reunion  ;D
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Collector's Corner / Re: Aqua Blue Siemens 366 Wall phone
« Last post by AL_as_needed on Yesterday at 08:03:42 PM »
Simply put: Wow!
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It's Eva not Zsa Zsa
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Collector's Corner / Re: Aqua Blue Siemens 366 Wall phone
« Last post by Pourme on Yesterday at 07:50:30 PM »
That does look nice!....

That's what business is all about. I was always told "sell what ya got!"

Good luck!
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