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Re: Bringing Phones Back from the Dead - Notable Refurbs
« Reply #90 on: January 02, 2017, 02:26:16 PM »
Outstanding job, this telephone really looks great. How much work did you have to do on the dial? You should be very proud.
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Thanks, Bill. The dial needed light cleaning, oiling and 5 wired soldered into place. I'm glad they didn't paint the dial as well as the stick.
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Re: Bringing Phones Back from the Dead - Notable Refurbs
« Reply #91 on: January 19, 2017, 07:50:12 AM »
This recent post by Pourme is another great restoration bringing a cruddy D1 back to life

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=17478.0

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Re: Bringing Phones Back from the Dead - Notable Refurbs
« Reply #92 on: February 16, 2017, 01:41:33 PM »
Thanks to AE_Collector, the excellent work done by forum member Dycom on the "faded" Orchid AE40 he won on eBay about 4 years ago (as documented in Auction Contest #78 was posted in the current Orchid AE40 topic including Dycom's explanation of what he did to get the faded AE40 back to its near original color and condition. That restoration is certainly worthy of being recognized as a truly notable refurb.
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Re: Bringing Phones Back from the Dead - Notable Refurbs
« Reply #93 on: April 25, 2017, 10:54:05 AM »
Here's my WE 1234G. It's almost done, except for a handset, and the reassembly of some internal components.

The before picture is actually of the other upper housing I still need to restore, but they looked virtually identical before. In the 'during' picture, I showed the now-restored upper after I stripped it down before powdercoating. The lower housing and backboard were from a donor phone.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=15282.0
« Last Edit: April 25, 2017, 11:02:06 AM by WEBellSystemChristian »
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Re: Bringing Phones Back from the Dead - Notable Refurbs
« Reply #94 on: June 30, 2017, 04:55:03 PM »
ThePillenwerfer, in a new topic posted today, not only included excellent before and after photos of his British ATM T3903 project, but also included a very detailed description of what he did to restore a severely damage and distressed telephone. His work certainly rises to and exceeds that which would make a phone project an excellent addition to the Notable Refurbs topic. The restoration topic can be found at:

     http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=18395.0

and the before and after images attached below.
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Re: Bringing Phones Back from the Dead - Notable Refurbs
« Reply #95 on: February 04, 2018, 11:53:52 PM »
wds posted a new topic covering the restoration of his Deveau Candlestick.

His work certainly rises to and exceeds that which would make a phone project an excellent addition to the Notable Refurbs topic. The restoration topic can be found at:

          http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=19758.0

and the before and after images attached below.
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Re: Bringing Phones Back from the Dead - Notable Refurbs
« Reply #96 on: May 01, 2018, 06:30:11 PM »
I would like to nominate FabPhones Muraphone restoration. This was an ugly phone returned to it's former glory.
Topic is here: http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=20359.msg208547#msg208547
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Re: Bringing Phones Back from the Dead - Notable Refurbs
« Reply #97 on: May 02, 2018, 08:37:29 PM »
Quite a transformation!

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Re: Bringing Phones Back from the Dead - Notable Refurbs
« Reply #98 on: May 03, 2018, 03:40:08 AM »
Gosh, thanks guys.
I really could do this all day every day. I just wish I could find more of these old phones to work on and revive.
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Re: Bringing Phones Back from the Dead - Notable Refurbs
« Reply #99 on: July 26, 2018, 10:44:04 AM »
I think this is a "notable" refurb.
JMO,
Jim S.

Never thought of it as a notable refub being a low value phone but being a good example of removing discolored plastic, it's being posted here now.

The after image is missing the finger wheel and handset cord but the intent is to show the notable color restoration using chemical sanding to take the phone from what was a burnt orange to its original bright yellow.

The topic on this restoration is here:  http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=20820.0

Thanks for the suggestions, Jim.
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Re: Bringing Phones Back from the Dead - Notable Refurbs
« Reply #100 on: August 15, 2018, 05:28:05 PM »
Nice restoration Teleplay .There's no low value  when the time comes . When we like a phone , it's always funny to work our piece .
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Re: Bringing Phones Back from the Dead - Notable Refurbs
« Reply #101 on: August 15, 2018, 08:34:36 PM »
Very Nice John. Definitely a notable refurb.
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