Author Topic: Federal Desk Telephone  (Read 1020 times)

Offline wds

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Federal Desk Telephone
« on: April 20, 2013, 05:47:08 PM »
I have been wanting one of these for a while now, but were always out of my price range.  Finally got one - just love this style.  Appears to be all original, with no missing parts.  
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Dave

Offline cchaven

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Re: Federal Desk Telephone
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2013, 06:44:30 PM »
Wow...that is sweet.  It's got some really nice nickel plating on it.  Has it been restored?  It's the earlier version of the one I have from Kellogg...it has the more ornate cradle.  I read a history of these particular phones years ago.

Jeff

Offline wds

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Re: Federal Desk Telephone
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2013, 06:59:31 PM »
No, doesn't appear to be restored, all original.  it was pretty dirty when I got it, but it polished up real nice.  Don't see these too often.
Dave

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Federal Desk Telephone
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2013, 10:27:00 PM »
So YOU were the guy who outbid me!  You really got a bargain, but less so than you would have gotten without my bid.

Larry

Offline wds

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Re: Federal Desk Telephone
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2013, 09:44:03 AM »
Yes, a great price.  I noticed when I was polishing up the bakelite, the stem, ear piece and the handle, that it emitted a stink while I was polishing.  Anyone know why it would stink like that?
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Dave

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Federal Desk Telephone
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2013, 12:00:17 PM »
I noticed when I was polishing up the bakelite, the stem, ear piece and the handle, that it emitted a stink while I was polishing.  Anyone know why it would stink like that?

Probably because they are not bakelite, but hard rubber.  My Kellogg Grabaphone handsets have hard rubber parts.

Larry

Offline mienaichizu

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Re: Federal Desk Telephone
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2013, 09:53:37 PM »
Wow nice phone you have there