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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Western Elecrtric 10 Candlestick
« on: July 12, 2014, 11:14:36 PM »
I just got an incomplete Western Electric #10 candlestick in rough condition, and I would appreciate advice on how to restore it (instead of ruining it).  It obviously needs a proper receiver and mouthpiece (the mouthpiece which came with it is the wrong size), and the finish is quite rough.  Is this solid nickel?  How do I go about removing ~120 years or dirt and corrosion?  The bottom cover is wood with a metal ring nailed or riveted to it.  Is this correct?  Is the *229* transmitter correct for this stick?

Thank You

Larry
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Offline TelePlay

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Re: Western Elecrtric 10 Candlestick
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2014, 11:23:50 PM »
Very nice. Looks like the tapered shaft listed on the Old Telephone site. Their photo shows an OST long pole receiver and a 229 transmitter.. Would say you have a project on your hands but they are beautiful when restored.

This photo is from their site at the link above. EDIT: which appears to be not working this morning:  http://oldtelephones.com/ the above link is once again working
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Offline dencins

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Re: Western Elecrtric 10 Candlestick
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2014, 01:04:18 AM »
"Is this solid nickel?"

It is nickel plated brass.

Dennis Hallworth


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Re: Western Elecrtric 10 Candlestick
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2014, 07:25:28 AM »
I use this site as a reference for candlesticks...

www.tinyurl.com/nb6b2vm

Robert
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Re: Western Elecrtric 10 Candlestick
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2014, 09:26:53 AM »
Larry....great find. I would ask Dennis if he would renickel it for you. Mine has a *229* transmitter and a wood base like yours. You hit a home run....Doug
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Re: Western Elecrtric 10 Candlestick
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2015, 09:12:01 PM »
Did you ever finish restoring this?
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Western Elecrtric 10 Candlestick
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2015, 09:22:49 PM »
Did you ever finish restoring this?

No.  I gave it a good soaking in CLR which made it look much better, but it could still do with a nickel plating and a receiver.

Larry