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Offline Fabius

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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #105 on: November 15, 2017, 11:47:04 AM »
This fake is a variant of the Southwestern  sign posted in this thread.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #106 on: November 15, 2017, 12:48:30 PM »
Judging by the other examples of real and surreal signage, If I were to guess. I'd suspect it because of the grommets in the corner holes and the intricacy and amount of lettering surrounding the Bell logo.  Am I doing any better?
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #107 on: November 22, 2017, 04:13:58 PM »
Has anyone ever heard of Northwestern Bell Telephone Company?  Did such a company even exist?

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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #108 on: November 22, 2017, 05:30:00 PM »
It is all wrong in my opinion. The rust only around the outer edge, the lettering, the bell and the grommets.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Telephone Signs
« Reply #109 on: November 22, 2017, 07:21:23 PM »
Has anyone ever heard of Northwestern Bell Telephone Company?  Did such a company even exist?

Yes, they were a real Bell System company, serving the upper mid-west. Their signs are usually hard to find. Probably due to the lower population of the service area?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwestern_Bell

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