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Offline mienaichizu

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My first AE40
« on: May 27, 2009, 09:02:40 AM »
after 2 years of collecting telephones, I finally got my first AE40
I got it for $28. The phone has a crack at its right side. The rubber gasket at its base is missing. Anyway, since it is kinda rare to find this kind of phone in thrift shops, I bought it. I have not yet tested it if it works.

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Re: My first AE40
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 10:31:58 AM »
That was one of the first phones I bought.
Too bad shipping is so high to you, or you could get many more great deals.
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Re: My first AE40
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 11:00:36 AM »
Congratulations on your AE40.  Is the rust a result of the humid climate where you live?  Has this phone been in your area all of its life?

Gary Goff is the man for replacement gaskets.  They're not that expensive and work great.  The cost may be in the shipping to you.  His e-mail is:

ggoff@telis.org

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Re: My first AE40
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009, 11:28:16 AM »
That was one of the first phones I bought.
Too bad shipping is so high to you, or you could get many more great deals.
D/P

yup shipping is so high for me, I think I have to tour the whole of the Philippines to look for more phones

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Re: My first AE40
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2009, 11:34:46 AM »
Congratulations on your AE40.  Is the rust a result of the humid climate where you live?  Has this phone been in your area all of its life?

Gary Goff is the man for replacement gaskets.  They're not that expensive and work great.  The cost may be in the shipping to you.  His e-mail is:

ggoff@telis.org

Thanks Dennis, maybe it is caused by the humid climate, I think this AE40 has been in here all along. Maybe this was once used as a standard phone by our local Telephone Company. AE is very common in here, especially AE80's until late 80's when the telephone company changed their phones to Siemens.
regarding the gasket, I'll try to contact Gary, thanks again!

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Re: My first AE40
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2009, 06:25:55 PM »
I love the "ring" of an AE40. Hope it will fire up for you! Great thrift store find!
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Re: My first AE40
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2009, 11:11:41 PM »
Congrats on such a rare find in your area!!!
I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main roads. Searchin' in the sun for another overload.  I hear you singin' in the wires, I can hear you through the whine, and the Witchita Lineman is still on the line.

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Re: My first AE40
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2009, 11:39:56 PM »
Very nice-I'm glad you finally found one.

As I've said many times here before, I'm very partial to the AE40 as that was my first telephone.

Even though it may look rough now, it should clean up fairly well and be functional.

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Re: My first AE40
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2009, 08:28:29 AM »
I love the "ring" of an AE40. Hope it will fire up for you! Great thrift store find!
thanks Dan, well I hope I can get this to ring

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Re: My first AE40
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2009, 08:30:35 AM »
Congrats on such a rare find in your area!!!

thanks Tom!

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Re: My first AE40
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2009, 08:34:00 AM »
Very nice-I'm glad you finally found one.

As I've said many times here before, I'm very partial to the AE40 as that was my first telephone.

Even though it may look rough now, it should clean up fairly well and be functional.

thanks Ben, I'm so happy that I finally got one, but first how do I remove the number card retainer ring? bit by bit I'm starting to clean it up

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Re: My first AE40
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2009, 12:50:07 PM »
Congrats. Now, you can use steel wool in the 000 or 0000 range after you strip the lower pan of it's parts. Or even a Brillo pad to clean away that rust. Another item you can use is "Naval Jelly".

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/products/detail.asp?catid=13&subid=47&plid=169


Once you get that clean, then move on to the shell/body. Is the crack bad or missing pieces? If not, use the shell. Is the dial free? These are fairly easy dials to clean and lube. Removing the dial ring is simple. Notice the center screw that retains the finger wheel and also a strip of metal. The metal strip is a latch of sorts. The ring has a small tab that slips under this metal strip. You use a small screw driver to move it from under this.

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Re: My first AE40
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2009, 03:51:42 PM »
Congrads on the phone, a good addition to the flock.  I don't have anything by AE so eventually I'll have to conjure up something. 

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Re: My first AE40
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2009, 04:13:25 PM »
Ramil, you can see a diagram of what BDM was telling you here:

http://www.telephonecollectors.org/library/aeco/metaldials.pdf

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Re: My first AE40
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2009, 12:28:28 AM »
WOW, everyone is so supportive, thanks everyone, I'm excited to clean this up