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Auction Talk / Re: Converted Subset
« Last post by HarrySmith on June 19, 2018, 06:15:54 PM »
a key phone in an old box...nice mod.
wonder what the handset looked like? and the hook??? ???
That would be a party crasher...

I was wondering about the hookswitch also. I see nowhere it might have been located. The handset cord was obviously cut. It could have been anything I guess, G, F, who knows? The other thing is the ringer is a dummy also, I wonder if there is a ringer under the cover? Lots of questions!
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Flea Market/Yard Sale/Antique Store Finds / Re: $5.00 Donor phone.
« Last post by Zombie Dave on June 19, 2018, 06:14:12 PM »
I'll see if I can get some low res pictures. The only camera I currently have is my cell phone.
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Auction Talk / Re: Converted Subset
« Last post by Key2871 on June 19, 2018, 05:45:49 PM »
Well that's different. But the point, eludes me.
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Auction Talk / Re: Converted Subset
« Last post by RB on June 19, 2018, 05:37:11 PM »
a key phone in an old box...nice mod.
wonder what the handset looked like? and the hook??? ???
That would be a party crasher...
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Auction Talk / Converted Subset
« Last post by HarrySmith on June 19, 2018, 05:32:02 PM »
My first thought was "Why would a subset have an amphenol connector?". I had to look at that one. The other pictures revealed why it had the cord but begged the question, Why was it built? Looks like somebody put some time & effort into it though.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/332691443941
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General Discussion / Re: Magneto to dial conversion
« Last post by FabPhones on June 19, 2018, 04:45:57 PM »
Is your phone a Leich 901? (Photos? Markings?).....

Thank you, but it is not a Leich 901.  ;)

Thanks for popping those photos up, very interesting.  :)
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Looks like the acetone treatment worked quite well. There's definitely a knack to the buffing and you seem to have got it. Did you use just acetone or did you cut it with anything? I use acetoen neat at first, but that leaves a rough surface. So i then go over it again with an acetone and methylated spirit mix, which is a bit more gentle and brings back the smooth surface. It can leave a bit of a bloom though, but the T-cut soon shifts that.
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I like getting painted stuff like that because the layers of thick paint have usually protected the original surface quite well.
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General Discussion / Re: Magneto to dial conversion
« Last post by poplar1 on June 19, 2018, 02:33:48 PM »
Is your phone a Leich 901? (Photos? Markings?)

I found the black rubber dial adapter in Sonny's warehouse today, but so far not the metal bracket.
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Nice job!
It always amazes me how robust Bakelite is in terms of chemical resistance as that stripper is pretty potent stuff (certainly makes my skin hurt when I've got some on it  ::))
 :)
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