Poll

So, how many are actually using their phones?

I have no modern phones
several at any given moment
Maybe one hooked up, when I'm in the mood
Hardly ever. Besides, they scare the kids
Heck no! Are you kidding? Display only!!

Author Topic: How many of you actually use your antique phones?  (Read 106646 times)

Offline andre_janew

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Re: How many of you actually use your antique phones?
« Reply #315 on: July 22, 2019, 07:06:23 PM »
I have a black WE 1554 in my kitchen that is used every day.  The network has a 1964 date on it, the case is from 1966, the handset and cord are from 1967, the receiver from 1965, and the transmitter 1964.


Offline tallrick

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Re: How many of you actually use your antique phones?
« Reply #316 on: August 07, 2019, 10:14:10 AM »
All  my phones are Western Electric or ITT and I have 5 working payphones in WE and AE single slot housings with Protel boards. 23 extensions 8 ATA boxes and a 1A2 key system operate over 40 phones.  Each room in my house has at least 2 phones and there are 4 outside.

Offline Telephones_etc

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Re: How many of you actually use your antique phones?
« Reply #317 on: August 07, 2019, 10:27:24 AM »
Currently have three hooked up: 302 and a 554 in the bedroom, and a 500 in the living room
"The day will come when the man at the telephone will be able to see the distant person to whom he is speaking."

-Alexander Graham Bell