Author Topic: Western Electric 511HM on Etsy  (Read 837 times)

Offline Sargeguy

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Western Electric 511HM on Etsy
« on: January 19, 2014, 12:21:14 PM »
Ugly as sin but only $14.99 for you completists:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/151161950/vintage-bell-system-rotary-phone

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Re: Western Electric 511HM on Etsy
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2014, 12:32:14 PM »
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
 
Too bad they didn't include back and inside views, so we could see what happened to the mounting cord.  If it's modular, the set has probably been converted, so who knows what components are inside.
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Re: Western Electric 511HM on Etsy
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2014, 02:53:46 PM »
I see the jack on the outside, but what is the deal on this particular set? Is it really what the seller says?

Rare, useful, or what?

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Re: Western Electric 511HM on Etsy
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2014, 06:07:02 PM »
I don't think that any phone with a plunger exclusion switch is terribly common since they were designated for a pretty specific purpose.  It would be useful if you wanted to use a microphone to talk on the phone.  Maybe you could start a band and phone in the vocals?   8)  If it were any color other than Band-Aid  :P I would buy it.
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