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Offline WesternElectricBen

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Film cap Telephone Jack??
« on: January 24, 2015, 11:04:31 AM »
This is very strange and I have no clue why anybody would use a film canister for a junction box. Couldn't you use a standard mounting block or something? I have no clue what possesses anybody to do this.

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Re: Film cap Telephone Jack??
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2015, 03:24:25 PM »
I must confess I have done some similar rigging in the past when I didn't know any better, but I agree it's really strange, especially since they imply that it worked before they disconnected it.
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Re: Film cap Telephone Jack??
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2015, 03:43:00 PM »
I must confess I have done some similar rigging in the past when I didn't know any better, . . .

We all did, I suspect, even when we knew better because sometimes expediency trumps perfection. I'm just surprised they didn't stick the silver satin in that roughly cut "v" to keep the red, yellow, black and green from being exposed to all sorts or peril, and breakage. And a small wire tie around the SS inside the can would insure it staying that way.
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Re: Film cap Telephone Jack??
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2015, 04:05:34 PM »
If they didn't cut the cord restraint, I think this is a perfectly acceptable solution for a person who doesn't have the proper materials. It would be easy to rig up some zip ties for some added cord restraint.

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Re: Film cap Telephone Jack??
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2015, 04:10:55 PM »
I still think it is bad he is selling it like this, but to be fair to the seller's store is called: honestly*random. :)

Ben

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Re: Film cap Telephone Jack??
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2015, 05:12:47 PM »
It's weird, but if have to say, it looks clean and professional to someone who doesn't know what would have been done originally.
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Re: Film cap Telephone Jack??
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2015, 06:50:27 PM »
A cumbersome solution that I bet would make the seller do the Simpsons "D'OH" if someone showed him a jack installed on the end of the cord with a modern cord plugged into it!

The spades appear to be missing off of the phone cord and the insulated conductors don't look to be much thicker than on the modern SS cord so an RJ plug might have been able to be crimped directly onto the cord.

Terry
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Re: Film cap Telephone Jack??
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2015, 10:26:13 PM »
For a little while I had one phone with the old style 4 prong plug and had run out of places to plug it in, so I opened up the plug and cut one end off a modular cord and wired it into the plug. Sure it was ugly, I just tucked it behind the piano until I got another 4 prong jack.
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Re: Film cap Telephone Jack??
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2015, 01:22:27 PM »
I think we've all come up with stuff that is a bit unusual, yet works.  We intend to fix it right in a few days, but those few days may turn into something a bit longer.  Yes, I'm saying that he may have had something better in mind, but what he did worked so well he just forgot to fix it the way he really wanted.

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Re: Film cap Telephone Jack??
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2015, 01:49:57 PM »
Well, it sold for $11.99 plus $12.67 shipping by way of one and only one bid. So, who bought it? Seems like a deal.

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Re: Film cap Telephone Jack??
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2015, 02:03:47 PM »
I hope o***h like it, whoever he (or she) is.

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Re: Film cap Telephone Jack??
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2015, 09:15:23 PM »
The phone is getting tossed in the garbage. It was bought for the antique container that apparently once held something called "Film?"

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Re: Film cap Telephone Jack??
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2015, 11:02:50 PM »
Seriously?  Aaaaargh!!!

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Re: Film cap Telephone Jack??
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2015, 01:20:51 PM »
Seriously?  Aaaaargh!!!

It was a joke...   :D
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