Author Topic: Great Antique Vintage Black Wall Phone Ringer Bell!  (Read 4757 times)

Offline Sargeguy

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Great Antique Vintage Black Wall Phone Ringer Bell!
« on: October 29, 2013, 03:31:00 PM »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/400592455190

Even greater, a Western Electric 333 that apparently works.  A few parts from the bin and hopefully it'll be all set.  Not sure why they blocked the transmitter hole and left the switch hook.
Greg Sargeant
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Re: Great Antique Vintage Black Wall Phone Ringer Bell!
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 05:45:32 PM »
They could have wired in a handset and carefully used the old hook

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Re: Great Antique Vintage Black Wall Phone Ringer Bell!
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 06:54:49 PM »
It looks like the plate they used to cover the hole was formerly covering the decal
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Re: Great Antique Vintage Black Wall Phone Ringer Bell!
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2013, 08:13:09 PM »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/111157620803

This one looks like it has all the parts, some assembly required!
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
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Re: Great Antique Vintage Black Wall Phone Ringer Bell!
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2013, 08:31:35 PM »
The phone arrived today but I didn't realize it was in the box because I was too busy stripping wood phones out back, so I didn't do too much with it.  I could not resist seeing what was on the other side of the metal tag, though.  I was hoping the cover over the transmitter hole was something cool.  I was not disappointed.  Although it was covered in shellac and paint, it cleaned up nicely using Mirlon 1500 then 2500 grit, and some Novus 2.  These tags usually sell for about 2x what I paid for the phone.  
« Last Edit: November 02, 2013, 08:33:50 PM by Sargeguy »
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
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Re: Great Antique Vintage Black Wall Phone Ringer Bell!
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2013, 09:54:20 PM »
I celebrated by ordering a pizza!





EDIT:  Another reason to celebrate-my 2000th post!!!
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
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