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Auction Talk / Re: Ever wonder where old phones go to die?
« Last post by Owain on Today at 07:05:53 AM »
Whose bedroom are we looking at here?
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Hi David

I would like these if they are still available.

Many thanks

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Auction Talk / Re: Ever wonder where old phones go to die?
« Last post by kleenax on Today at 04:16:04 AM »
And to put the final nail in the "coffin", that POTS station wire has to have a place to lay it's weary head too...
Hey, isn't this COPPER?????
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Auction Talk / Re: Ever wonder where old phones go to die?
« Last post by kleenax on Today at 04:13:31 AM »
The UK-based phones have to have a place to lay down too. Couple 100 dial candlesticks (Siemens?) there too.

Look at all of those nice shiny #10 dials just wasting away.....
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Auction Talk / Re: Ever wonder where old phones go to die?
« Last post by kleenax on Today at 04:00:02 AM »
How bout the payphone "Hall of Fame" ?
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Auction Talk / Re: Ever wonder where old phones go to die?
« Last post by kleenax on Today at 03:57:49 AM »
And where the Wood Wall phone graveyard is?

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Free to a Good Home / Re: FREE *** 552 Board (Console)
« Last post by Dan F on Today at 12:34:08 AM »
Picture?
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Did Couch make their own handset, or use someone else's? If they made their own, would it be marked with SH Couch?

It is difficult to see what the markings on the handset are in the photo above.

Thanks,
Nick 
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Cords - All Types / Re: Modular coiled handset cord with only 2 conductors
« Last post by TelePlay on Yesterday at 11:11:50 PM »
Thanks for all the replies.

Other than saying the handset cord came with the phone, I can't remember where or when I bought this Princess. Fully working except for no transmitter due to the wrong handset cord. It seems the prior seller did not test the phone, just wanted it to look correct.

I had a Decotel Candlestick at one time. I seem to remember it had a modular coiled cord on the receiver, as in the attached sample picture.

The wiring diagram for this phone from the TCI website library shows the receiver only having two leads, and obviously all that is needed, so this cord, which found its way to a Princess because the plugs fit, might have come from the receiver of a Decotel stick.

Looking at the plugs on the removed cord, it does not look like there are 4 conductors in the coiled cord so no reason for me to cut and replace the ends. I will keep it for anyone who needs and undamaged ivory receiver cord for a Decotel stick.

I put a new modular coiled handset cord on my Princess and while the new cord is much longer compared to what was on it, it makes sense to have a longer cord in that the Princess handset would be removed and used at some distance from the base, unlike a Decotel stick where the phone and receiver would never be more than a foot apart in use. The stick cord would require the person using the Princess handset to hover over the phone. The shorter cord looked nice on the resting phone but in actual use, it was way too short.

Thanks again for all the ideas which got me thinking.
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My Telephone Collection / Re: Zombie Dave's new addiction.
« Last post by Zombie Dave on Yesterday at 10:58:30 PM »
Yes, the housing is the body of the phone, or case. The logo is molded into the back of the housing by the fingerhold area.

Ah! Ok cool!
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