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Telephone Talk => Auction Talk => Topic started by: AtomicEraTom on December 21, 2009, 01:59:47 AM

Title: Today's eBay wins.
Post by: AtomicEraTom on December 21, 2009, 01:59:47 AM
Public Telephone Sign

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290381309566&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

2 554's and a 500

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370306400090&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Also won some Dial Cards which will be HOpkins 6-5633, now I need a metal fingerwheel 554 in black.  Trying to replicate the phone that was in my dad's house when he was growing up.
Title: Re: Today's eBay wins.
Post by: Brinybay on December 21, 2009, 04:47:29 AM
I noticed that the dial bezel on the desk phone seems to be a different shade of beige than the rest of it.  Or is that just the camera?

Are you and I the only ones here with avatars of ourselves on the phone?
Title: Re: Today's eBay wins.
Post by: LarryInMichigan on December 21, 2009, 08:32:31 AM
Tom,

I don't know if a metal WE finger wheel can be put onto the type of dial that your new 554 has.  The mechanisms for the finger wheel attachment are totally different.

Larry
Title: Re: Today's eBay wins.
Post by: Phonesrfun on December 21, 2009, 12:13:57 PM

Are you and I the only ones here with avatars of ourselves on the phone?

While looking at the page, it appears that the two of you are talking to each other on the phone.

-Bill Geurts
Title: Re: Today's eBay wins.
Post by: AtomicEraTom on December 21, 2009, 02:04:01 PM
I think we are the only ones talking on the phone in our avatars!  And I guess it does look like we're talking to eachother on the phone. 

I had no intention of trying to put a metal dial on the clear-dial phone. I just didn't have a black or green 554.  I also bid on a lot of 554's today that had a metal finger wheel 554 in black, but I got outbid.
Title: Re: Today's eBay wins.
Post by: LarryInMichigan on December 21, 2009, 02:15:38 PM
Tom,

I see really cheap 500s and some 554s with metal finger wheels all the time on ebay.  I think that it is possible to exchange dials, so you could take the old dial with metal finger wheel and put it into your new black 554.

Larry
Title: Re: Today's eBay wins.
Post by: Dennis Markham on December 21, 2009, 02:21:00 PM
Tom, if you need a 7 series dial for that phone, with the right dial bezel and a metal finger wheel just let me know.  I have several.  The finger wheel may have a little paint loss here and there but overall not in too bad of shape.
Title: Re: Today's eBay wins.
Post by: AtomicEraTom on December 22, 2009, 01:23:42 AM
I may need to do that, I will let you know.  I was excited that this one had a lock on the dial, but it's got no keys.   Because when my dad was younger my grandpa would get so mad that he'd come home to a messy house and Grandma had been on the phone all day, so he went and got a lock for the dial!
Title: Re: Today's eBay wins.
Post by: HobieSport on December 22, 2009, 04:01:37 PM
Quote from: Brinybay
Are you and I the only ones here with avatars of ourselves on the phone?

What, don't you recognize me? ;)

Tom, congrats on your great buy. And that story about your grandpa locking the dial from your grandma is priceless!
Title: Re: Today's eBay wins.
Post by: Phonesrfun on December 22, 2009, 05:58:12 PM
I guess Carry goes by the screen name Hobie Sport for anonymity.
Title: Re: Today's eBay wins.
Post by: HobieSport on December 22, 2009, 08:34:40 PM
Darn it Bill, you just blew my cover. ;)
Title: Re: Today's eBay wins.
Post by: bwanna on December 22, 2009, 08:52:06 PM
let the mr try to put a lock on the mrs phone in this day & age ;)
Title: Re: Today's eBay wins.
Post by: Dan/Panther on December 22, 2009, 11:06:39 PM
let the mr try to put a lock on the mrs phone in this day & age ;)

Yup! Yer Right Bwanna, things sure going to hell in a handbasket quick...
D/P
Title: Re: Today's eBay wins.
Post by: AtomicEraTom on December 23, 2009, 01:22:29 AM
You know, I am okay with equality and what-not, but for God's sake, my dad and his siblings were all old enough to fend for themselves and everything.  All Grandpa wanted was a clean house to come home to, working MANY hours as a Foreman in construction.  Was that too much to ask for.  She'd be on that 554 for 6 or more hours a day!
Title: Re: Today's eBay wins.
Post by: Dan/Panther on December 23, 2009, 02:53:07 PM
Was she related to my ex wife ???

D/P
Title: Re: Today's eBay wins.
Post by: AtomicEraTom on December 24, 2009, 12:44:08 AM
Grandma's Maiden Name is Betty White....does that help? LOL.
Title: Re: Today's eBay wins.
Post by: Brinybay on December 24, 2009, 12:52:37 AM
Grandma's Maiden Name is Betty White....does that help? LOL.

This Betty White?
Title: Re: Today's eBay wins.
Post by: AtomicEraTom on December 24, 2009, 01:13:23 AM
No, not that one.  Grandma is even a sweeter lady than that Golden Girl.