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During that process, during which I give it a through visual inspection, is when I discovered my early ten key 1500 I found locally, for $15.00, was also increasingly rare because the handset was swirled in a ivory color!....Like I said, this is the most exciting part, next to the purchase it's self!


Good score! Yup, I know the feeling.  :)
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During that process, during which I give it a through visual inspection, is when I discovered my early ten key 1500 I found locally, for $15.00, was also increasingly rare because the handset was swirled in a ivory color!....Like I said, this is the most exciting part, next to the purchase it's self!
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Me too, I always check out any phone before cleaning it to see if there is anything wrong with it. Then I look it over carefully for cracks breaks etc.. then start taking it apart to clean it up and fix if necessary.
If it's an odd phone, I don't want to spend time cleaning it up if it's not going to be a keeper, Unless it's valuable.

Ken
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Technical "Stuff" / Re: Ringing the bells
« Last post by royalbox on January 15, 2019, 09:41:46 AM »
I've just noticed that you can get the ringers directly from Israel for about 30 for 2, so you are right Teleplay. I was only looking at UK listings before. Not sure whether I'd be clobbered for import duties and VAT though.
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Collector's Corner / Lavander 302
« Last post by Doug Rose on January 15, 2019, 09:19:59 AM »
Ray....how about some closeups of you avatar? Looks like a beauty....Doug
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Radios & TVs / Re: My antique Radio Collections
« Last post by bobv on January 15, 2019, 08:44:27 AM »
there are two  home version?
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To answer the question....

Any phone I get weather it is a local find or a EBAY purchase, within 5 minutes after it enters the house will be on my work bench hooked up to my BK1045a (I got to hear it's unique RING!) with the cover off as I also inspect the dates and then to the 1616 for 'real time' testing. This initial hands on 'shake down' is the most exciting part of the purchase, other than the purchase its self!


Ditto on what Benny said, very close as to how I do it.
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Thanks for all the feedback.  I may put it on Ebay and see what happens.

Auction contest?
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To answer the question....

Any phone I get weather it is a local find or a EBAY purchase, within 5 minutes after it enters the house will be on my work bench hooked up to my BK1045a (I got to hear it's unique RING!) with the cover off as I also inspect the dates and then to the 1616 for 'real time' testing. This initial hands on 'shake down' is the most exciting part of the purchase, other than the purchase its self!
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General Discussion / Re: Are Contempra and BT 8746 'Yeoman' the same shade of brown?
« Last post by FABphones on January 15, 2019, 08:19:16 AM »
For anyone wondering what we are talking about, images from above link and telephonesuk.co.uk
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