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Another "Ended" Listing on eBay - Stromberg Carlson "Model 500"
« on: November 02, 2010, 06:40:22 PM »
I was looking forward to the opportunity of adding this to my very small collection.  I have one in Pink and Red in very good condition.   I had asked the seller for a photo from a different angle, perhaps from the top.  I never got a response and 24 hours later the auction ended.  It hasn't been re-listed so I'm just guessing that someone may have made them a deal they couldn't refuse.

The photo is theirs.   I believe it's a 1543W as we discussed in this thread:

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=1810.0


But perhaps there IS a 1586 as it reads in the listing.  I don't know enough about them.

The "ended" eBay auction:

http://tinyurl.com/2cqr6uu

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Re: Another "Ended" Listing on eBay - Stromberg Carlson "Model 500"
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 06:58:48 PM »
There are catalog references to a 1586, but most of the sets reported seem to be 1543s that were converted.

SC doc T-1114, Issue 2, 8/67 lists "the 1586W desk telephone with '500' styling is no longer available as a complete instrument. The parts list on page 8A provides ordering information for replacement parts for existing telephones.  Conversion kits are shown on page 12A."

T-6053, Issue 1 Telephone Refurbishing Kits lists kit ROK-1586.

http://www.paul-f.com/500style.html#SC1586
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Re: Another "Ended" Listing on eBay - Stromberg Carlson "Model 500"
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 07:12:35 PM »
Your posting explains it very well, Paul.  Thank you.  Now that I looked at your site again regarding this, we may have discussed this on another thread (here) in the past.  You may have referenced that before.  Maybe I'll remember next time I see one.  One doesn't see them too often and the one in the canceled listing looks to be in nice shape.

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Re: Another "Ended" Listing on eBay - Stromberg Carlson "Model 500"
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010, 07:15:17 PM »
Yes, we did.  Here is that posting.  I guess I should learn to search the forum first......

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=2461.0

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Re: Another "Ended" Listing on eBay - Stromberg Carlson "Model 500"
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2010, 07:32:27 PM »
You're welcome.

I thought the topic sounded familiar.  I'm glad I added more detail this time, so the info isn't redundant.

If anyone has one that's actually marked 1586, please post photos of the bottom plate showing the model number.
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Re: Another "Ended" Listing on eBay - Stromberg Carlson "Model 500"
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2011, 12:54:05 PM »
It looks like the same phone is on ebay again -- this time mentioning this thread.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110636736330
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Re: Another "Ended" Listing on eBay - Stromberg Carlson "Model 500"
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2011, 11:04:06 PM »
I have an SC 1586 in green.  The green casing looks fine, but the dial ring (get this) is actually a STICKER that goes around it!  I don't get it.  As much as I love my 1543 collection, I'd be happy if someone made me an offer for this one.  Haha.  It'd be worth if for the case alone, I suppose, if you had a green 1543 with a cracked case, etc. 

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Re: Another "Ended" Listing on eBay - Stromberg Carlson "Model 500"
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2011, 04:55:31 PM »
I finally ended up with this phone after all.  I was not disappointed.  It is every bit as nice as the eBay photos show it to be.  The ringer is extremely loud!  There isn't a scratch on it. 

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Re: Another "Ended" Listing on eBay - Stromberg Carlson "Model 500"
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2011, 07:41:38 PM »
It was not until you posted that old thread that I recognized this type of phone, your pink and red ones with the longer sweeping front on them. Very nice Dennis! Look forward to seeing your pics of it.

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Re: Another "Ended" Listing on eBay - Stromberg Carlson "Model 500"
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2011, 09:04:28 PM »
Craig, the seller has some beautiful photos posted here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110636736330

Of course they won't be there forever so I'll get some on the forum here eventually.