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Offline Adam

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Birthday telephone surprise
« on: June 09, 2014, 04:59:11 PM »
A non-telephone-hobby friend sent me a birthday present today, the half blue/half orange Western Electric 1014 butt set you see below.

I already own a blue one, and a yellow one, but I've been wanting a blue/orange one for a long time, but was unwilling to buy them as complete and make one myself, as that would be ruining the history of the piece.

But as surprise, especially from a non-telephone-knowledgeable friend, this gift made my day today!  Especially since I also have the cord set on my yellow 1014 that I can interchange with this butt set.
Adam Forrest
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Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: Birthday telephone surprise
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 05:45:21 PM »
Very nice set! That should be helpful even when troubleshooting a modern line, I'd say.

Ben

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Re: Birthday telephone surprise
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2014, 01:38:55 PM »
I'm still looking for a black one ?
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Offline Adam

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Re: Birthday telephone surprise
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2014, 03:08:12 PM »
That would be neat!  I want a red one!  :-)

But to my knowledge, Western Electric only made the 1013/1014 butt set in blue, orange and yellow.
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Re: Birthday telephone surprise
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2014, 03:12:57 PM »
Oh, unless you meant the earlier model 1011 like pictured below...  I consider this a completely separate species.
Adam Forrest
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