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Offline mentalstampede

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Hello All!
« on: February 26, 2014, 01:00:37 PM »
I suppose I should introduce myself; there's a tremendous amount of information here, and I look forward to being a part of discussions on our little hobby!

Anyhow, my name is Kenn, and I'm located in central KY.  My collection is relatively modest, less than ten phones, but it's shown signs of growing lately!
My name is Kenn, and I like telephones.

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Re: Hello All!
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2014, 02:05:23 PM »
I suppose I should introduce myself; there's a tremendous amount of information here, and I look forward to being a part of discussions on our little hobby!

Anyhow, my name is Kenn, and I'm located in central KY.  My collection is relatively modest, less than ten phones, but it's shown signs of growing lately!
Hi Kenn:

Welcome to the forum. Warning: Phones tend to breed :) . You may only have ten now - in a year you will have 20 or more. Worse than your KY rabbits.. Again, Welcome!

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Re: Hello All!
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2014, 02:41:21 PM »
Welcome!
And it seems like we should wish your brother welcome too, at least he had great ideas about solving the ringer problem.

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Re: Hello All!
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2014, 03:01:34 PM »
Welcome!
And it seems like we should wish your brother welcome too, at least he had great ideas about solving the ringer problem.

dsk

I told him he should sign up here. Someone might be able to aim him at a source for the coin relay he needs for his AE LPC-82-55 payphone.
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2014, 03:03:40 PM »
Welcome Kenn.

I see you are just passed the denial stage of our common affliction.
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 05:02:12 PM »
Welcome to our little friendly group! I'll gave the same warning that I do to every new collector; phones will multiply. Enjoy walking space while you can in your house/man cave/bedroom/telephone room (believe me, it'll come to that some day), but it's worth every square foot.  :D
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Re: Hello All!
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2014, 05:04:52 PM »
Welcome, Ken.

Have a great time on the forum, and keep collecting.

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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2014, 05:24:58 PM »
Welcome!  Post a few pics of what you have!
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Re: Hello All!
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2014, 06:03:51 PM »
Welcome to the Forum, Kenn!

     I hope you enjoy! There's some amazingly knowledgeable, kind, and helpful folks here! 10 phones is a bigger collection than many of our members have, and just having one phone that you really like constitutes a collection, in my eyes. Course, it never stays one phone for very long! ;)

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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2014, 06:31:54 PM »
Welcome Ken! This is the best asylum on the net. Obviously if you have 10 old phones you are already afflicted with the disease, Phonitis. This is a progressive disease, there is no known cure. As you have already been warned those 10 will multiply into many more, very soon. Not only will you run out of room, you will run out of Money too! " I need one more color to complete them all" or " I didn't know they made that in a wall phone too, I gotta get one". Then there are tools, BSP's, phone books, signs etc etc. the list goes on forever.
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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2014, 07:03:43 PM »
Harry, I think I figured a way to calculate how many phones you will have with phoneitus.

Letters in your first name X years collecting X 10= Projected phone amount. Works for me..

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Re: Hello All!
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2014, 07:22:00 PM »
I suppose I should introduce myself; there's a tremendous amount of information here, and I look forward to being a part of discussions on our little hobby!

Anyhow, my name is Kenn, and I'm located in central KY.  My collection is relatively modest, less than ten phones, but it's shown signs of growing lately!



Then, welcome to this  nice and cool forum Kenn. here you'll find a lot of stuffs concerning  some brand phones and many friends :D.. May this forum be a daily rendez-vous for you :)..
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Re: Hello All!
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2014, 07:22:38 PM »
I had actually started collecting several years ago, and my interests went in other directions until last month when my brother bought an AE Payphone. Watching him work on it rekindled the old phone bug in me. Since then I've been working on a couple of long-neglected projects and trying to avoid spending way too much money on ebay.

Here's a shot of what's on the bench in our workspace right now. The payphone is my brother's but the 302 and the AE90 are mine.  The 302 is probably my favorite in my collection. All the dated parts match, so I'm proud of it. All three phones are waiting for the postman to bring me a box of repaired dials. The 302 has a spare #5 in it to fill the hole in the meantime.

Anyhow, I'll probably have a few more questions soon; I just couldn't help myself and bought a rough Northern Electric QSD3A on eBay today.  :o
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Re: Hello All!
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2014, 07:47:08 PM »
WOW! That is some workbench! I am very jealous, my workbench is half the dining room table.
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« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2014, 08:16:03 PM »
WOW! That is some workbench! I am very jealous, my workbench is half the dining room table.

It's actually the workbench at our place of employment; we just get to use it afterhours for our own nefarious purposes! My brother happens to be our electronics tech.  8)
My name is Kenn, and I like telephones.

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