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Auction Talk / Re: Beware of Bogus Ebay Listings
« Last post by countryman on Today at 02:28:22 AM »
The black Modell 28 type phone has disappeared from eBay, the ivory french touch tone phone is still online right now...

Generally, eBay isn't doing a bad job. Most items find their real market value at eBay, as popular as it is. So bargains usually only happen when an item is misnamed or odd enough to find less than 2 bidders.
I like eBay, it's the first place I look when I need something or want to know the value of something. When I buy from professional sellers on eBay I usually deal with small or mid sized "local" shops, just not local to where I live. Ebay makes it's money as a "middleman" supplying the platform, but does not lead customers and sellers by the nose as much as the other marketplace does.
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Collector's Corner / Re: Grade School Telephone Trainer?
« Last post by RB on Yesterday at 11:11:24 PM »
If I may offer my humble opinion...
That is a very well done mock up.
But it appears it was never intended to be more than is currently present.
The numbers signify wing nut locations. Very basic assembly 101, if you will.
The handset termination is incomplete. It looks like maybe a crude intercom at best.
They went ahead and created a cradle. However, There is no provision for a hook switch.
There is no provision for a coil, or a cap. Just a single, prob 1.5 volt dry cell.
If you look at the rear of the dial, you will see a VERY well cut out mounting bracket.
However, unless my eyes deceive me, there is not enough clearance between the dial screws,
and the edge of the mount.
No one would look at that bracket, and say thank you for making the ground surround ALL the mounting screws.
Hopefully, someone would have caught that before it went into production.
I did mention, I could be wrong.
cool piece for sure.
Kinda says steampunk to me.
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Collector's Corner / Re: Grade School Telephone Trainer?
« Last post by Babybearjs on Yesterday at 10:31:02 PM »
I've never seen anything like that.... a total science project kit.... wow....
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General Discussion / Re: Bell Telephone Pedal Truck
« Last post by Babybearjs on Yesterday at 10:29:18 PM »
definitely, a one of a kind item. I had to look twice because I saw the model A phone truck (or is it a model T?) and wasn't sure what I was looking at.... real nice job! too bad those are for sale anymore... the kids used to love them....
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Auction Talk / Re: Beware of Bogus Ebay Listings
« Last post by Babybearjs on Yesterday at 10:24:38 PM »
this is crazy! anyway, I hope you all are "street smart" when it comes to these things... I myself am 1 step away from leaving ebay completely because of the lack of bargains I'm not finding... I think the only thing that keeps me on it is for the computer parts and printer supplies. I can reload my HP laserjet 200 for about $36.00 for all 4 toner cartridges, and the computer parts are good too... 1 TB hard drives for about $35.00, new... so its a tossup.... anyway, I hope ebay pulls these bad listings because people are phishing for stuff online, and its showing up on ebay too.... also, Ebay is based out of San Jose, California.... so, go figure.... as bad as california has gotten....
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Thanks for sharing the pics.  Id've never seen such a phone otherwise.
you are most welcome my friend....Doug
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For Sale / Re: 4 16 56 Blue 500 Set
« Last post by Key2871 on Yesterday at 03:31:59 PM »
Now that's nice.. Love that color.
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General Discussion / Re: Bell Telephone Pedal Truck
« Last post by Duffy on Yesterday at 03:16:15 PM »
Thanks Guys,

It's a labour of love, I need to do something in retirement.
It wasn't a hard choice to convert it from an A&W peddle car to a Bell peddle truck.
I had a few negative comments as to why would I do that. It was already a collectable as it was.
I'm not a A&W collector, as nice as it was. I think the Bell Truck was a better fit for me and it's going to be a one off.
I made up a 1928 Ontario license plate for it today.

UPDATE: I decided to make a smaller license plate.

This Old Telephone Truck in the picture below was my inspiration for this peddle truck.

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Thanks for sharing the pics.  Id've never seen such a phone otherwise.
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For Sale / Re: 4 16 56 Blue 500 Set
« Last post by 19and41 on Yesterday at 02:57:14 PM »
Looking good!
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