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Offline Tim Mc

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White WE 1500D Desk Phone
« on: June 09, 2014, 09:54:27 AM »
I took a shot and won a 1500D this weekend.  For $57 (includes s&h) I thought it was a good price:

http://tinyurl.com/kql8qkp

This 1500 will complete my small collection of desk sets from the 302 up through a 2500.  It's time to find a display case!

Offline Dennis Markham

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Re: White WE 1500D Desk Phone
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 10:15:17 AM »
Tim, that is a nice phone.  I had been keeping my eye on it just to see how much the final price would be.  I think from what I've seen in the past, you got a nice deal.


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Attached is a photo.  Which leads me to this reminder---everyone-----Please do not just put a link to an eBay auction without attaching a photo of the items you're referencing.  Once eBay purges it from their data base, we have a dead link on the forum.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=4322.0

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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: White WE 1500D Desk Phone
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 10:18:22 AM »
I sold one of those on ebay a couple of years ago for $77.77 plus shipping.

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Offline Tim Mc

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Re: White WE 1500D Desk Phone
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2014, 11:07:03 AM »
Thanks Dennis, and thanks for the reminder on posting auction pics.   Hopefully it will clean up nicely.  All of my other desk phones in my "1937-1977 desk set collection" are black, but white would have been my next choice.  I completed the clean up on my 5302 yesterday, so the workbench is ready for another project.

Offline Fabius

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Re: White WE 1500D Desk Phone
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2014, 08:13:37 PM »
Where are you located? Did you see my post about display cases being sold by a Michigan City, Indiana Hobby Lobby?
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Offline Tim Mc

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Re: White WE 1500D Desk Phone
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2014, 08:05:48 AM »
I'm in St. Louis.  I picked up a barrister's bookcase with horizontal glass doors last night.  Thanks for the idea though.

Offline csabi996

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Re: White WE 1500D Desk Phone
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2014, 08:33:40 AM »
It looked like it is in nice condition ... I had put a couple bids on it.  Just out of curiosity when you get it. Can you check what year the plastic housing is?
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Re: White WE 1500D Desk Phone
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2014, 08:53:59 AM »
Tim,  you were with the 82nd?
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Offline Tim Mc

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Re: White WE 1500D Desk Phone
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2014, 10:53:12 AM »
Yes Sir.  3 years of jumping out of perfectly good airplanes.  Ft. Bragg, NC, '87-'90.  I was a 31C single channel radioman (RATT), and single channel satellite.  I guess that's in part where I got the phone bug.
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Re: White WE 1500D Desk Phone
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2014, 06:44:13 PM »
Thank you for your service. I served 1958 - 1971. 24U20 Nike Hercules electronic technician. Ft Bliss, Texas
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Offline Tim Mc

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Re: White WE 1500D Desk Phone
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2014, 09:52:26 PM »
Here's the before and after.  The keypad needed a repair and a good cleaning.  The white parts originally appeared beige and were "cooked" in a 2.5 gallon Hefty slider lock clear bag for a couple of sunny days with a straight 40% peroxide clear liquid.  The parts weren't submerged, but the Hefty bag held a tight seal and kept the O2 inside, expanding like a balloon.  My kids were even impressed with the results.  A special thanks to Doug Rose for providing a white 4-prong plug to complete the original line cord!

Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: White WE 1500D Desk Phone
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2014, 10:20:53 PM »
Wow, amazing!!


I need to do the peroxide treatment myself for an upcoming 500 P/U project on the mushroom cap and handset.


Ben

Offline Tim Mc

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Re: White WE 1500D Desk Phone
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2014, 10:55:27 PM »
Thanks Ben!  I will no longer fear white phones. 

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Re: White WE 1500D Desk Phone
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2014, 12:40:40 AM »
How do you get the small clear cover for the phone number off?  Do they just pop off? 
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Re: White WE 1500D Desk Phone
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2014, 12:44:16 AM »
Use your fingernail/dial removing pin to pry on the side with the notch. You want it to bend like a rainbow, then you can carefully remove it.

Ben