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Offline Jimster

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Greetings, from Ballard
« on: August 01, 2014, 01:49:11 PM »
I recently purchased a WE 317S with the intention of getting it to ring and using it the bottom part to store my handheld as it doesn't have a magneto.  The rest is in original condition save the contents which I found out have been tinkered with a bit.  I met Bill G via the phone and he's a great help explaining the phone and walking me through the wiring of the ringer.
I never realized how many really interesting phones are still out there.  I saw a WE Type 124 and Bill sent me photos of his 293.  WOW, just amazing work on the 293! I'm on the hunt for a compact phone now and getting interested in candlestick phones as well.
Thanks Dennis for a wonderful site.  Jimster
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Greetings, from Ballard
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2014, 03:32:16 PM »
Welcome Jimster.  Be warned that hanging around this forum can lead to a massive buildup of telephones, and possibly other things.  You may want to consider leaving now while you still have room left in your house :D

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Offline Phonesrfun

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Re: Greetings, from Ballard
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2014, 04:57:43 PM »
Welcome Jimster.
Larry:  I tried not to scare him away by discloding the habit-forming nature of this hobby
Jim:  You will find this to be a pretty knowledgeable place on all things telephones.
-Bill
 
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Offline Jimster

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Re: Greetings, from Ballard
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2014, 06:01:41 PM »
I'm warned!  I spent my lunch looking at phones.   ;D
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Offline Mr. Bones

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Re: Greetings, from Ballard
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2014, 06:55:12 PM »
Welcome, Jimster!

Glad to have you here. Always remember that "We wants pictures!" (Have to get our fix, as well!) ;D

Make yourself to home, and enjoy!

Best regards!
Sláinte!
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Offline Brinybay

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Re: Greetings, from Ballard
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2014, 01:08:59 AM »
We might be neighbors, I'm not sure.  Ballard is a neighborhood in Seattle, but your local time on your profile says your 3 hrs ahead of me.  Either way, welcome!
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Offline Jimster

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Re: Greetings, from Ballard
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2014, 12:15:57 AM »
I'm in Ballard.  I just fixed my time.  I'm a newbie to vintage phones and getting more interested in them every day.
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Offline dsk

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Re: Greetings, from Ballard
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2014, 02:33:21 AM »
Welcome  :) :) :)

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Offline twocvbloke

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Re: Greetings, from Ballard
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2014, 02:50:54 AM »
Be warned that hanging around this forum can lead to a massive buildup of telephones, and possibly other things.

Especially with buying boxes o' junk just for the one item in said boxes...