Author Topic: 1958 Western Electric 564 Keyset  (Read 1066 times)

Offline Andre91

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1958 Western Electric 564 Keyset
« on: March 04, 2014, 10:42:30 PM »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/281274171035

Just won this for $31.30, it had sat at $10 until the last hour or so. Looks like it's all original with the bakelite handset and good suede feet as well. It should clean up nicely, and I already have what I need as far as parts go (dial mechanism from a smashed '58 554 and a straight handset cord).


Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: 1958 Western Electric 564 Keyset
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014, 10:43:43 PM »
Very nice, I just picked one up, but with less lines..

Notice how it has a 4 prong jack, so I'm guessing you are going to use it for single line?

Ben

Offline Andre91

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Re: 1958 Western Electric 564 Keyset
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2014, 10:50:03 PM »
Depending on how they butchered that line cord, they may have brought two lines out to that 4-prong plug. I'm thinking that may be the case, seeing as there are only labels on the first two line keys. Either way if I end up using it it'll just be a single line.

Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Re: 1958 Western Electric 564 Keyset
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2014, 11:29:37 PM »
I have three '56 565 Key Sets, but none of them are as nice as this. There were all converted to single line, and one even has the entire button return mechanism missing.
Christian Petterson

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Offline Andre91

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Re: 1958 Western Electric 564 Keyset
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2014, 11:11:02 PM »
This one turned out very nicely, and it turns out that it's an all-dates-matching 4-58. I was able to bring the dial back to life as well, a little contact cleaner was all it took to free it up.

Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: 1958 Western Electric 564 Keyset
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2014, 11:16:18 PM »
Awesome, any pics?

Ben

Offline Andre91

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Re: 1958 Western Electric 564 Keyset
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2014, 01:39:14 PM »
Just one bad Blackberry photo for now...

Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: 1958 Western Electric 564 Keyset
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2014, 01:45:40 PM »
Looks great!

Ben