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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Phone Cradle Surgery
« on: November 28, 2011, 08:50:27 PM »
This phone: http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-phone-1953-/170738205237, or maybe others like it keep appearing on ebay.  I had been wondering how an AE type 81 handset could fit into the cradle, and now I know.

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Offline Brinybay

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Re: Phone Cradle Surgery
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011, 09:57:07 PM »
Here's the pics:

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Offline TelePlay

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Re: Phone Cradle Surgery
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2011, 12:19:27 AM »
Well, the seller did say the phone had some "ware" and that "the plastic on both front horns of the cradle are worn through." Duh!  :-\  Yeah, with a coarse saw blade.

I've noticed quite a few sellers who list phones don't have a clue about what they have, its condition or how to sell it.

So, you throw your dice (bid) and take a chance. Sometimes you get burned; sometimes you hit the jackpot.
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Offline GG

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Re: Phone Cradle Surgery
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2011, 01:49:14 AM »


Owww!, painful!  Those front ears are now so thin that they could easily break off.

IMHO that poor 302 is usable for parts or conversion to a 5302, and save the AE handset for an 80 that's missing one. 

Also IMHO the 302 base, minus its F1 handset and not butchered like that, would be worth more than a butchered 302 with an AE 810 handset.  Sellers should never never attempt that kind of "modification" just to get a "complete" phone. 

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Re: Phone Cradle Surgery
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2011, 01:58:03 AM »
It's a bit pricey for parts which seems to be the handset and dial. The base has a network and could have been converted into a subset but it looks like the ringer has been removed. Could have started the auction at $1.
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