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Re: Confessions of a phone addict: Kenton k's collection gallery
« Reply #45 on: February 16, 2015, 07:20:14 PM »
Wow, Ken, what a great looking set of phones! You're lucky that you have more than one #2 dial; I only have a 2AA on a 533 wall phone, which is pretty common on those phones...

The paint on both is absolutely fantastic! ;)
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Re: Confessions of a phone addict: Kenton k's collection gallery
« Reply #46 on: February 21, 2015, 03:14:55 AM »
Thanks! WE candlesticks are some of my favorite designs. They just look right! I'll have to post a pic of my candlestick collection sometime.

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Re: Confessions of a phone addict: Kenton k's collection gallery
« Reply #47 on: February 21, 2015, 09:35:11 AM »
I'll have to post a pic of my candlestick collection sometime.
Hrrmm-Hmmm...

Candlestick.....collection?!? :o

Well how long has this been going on?!?

You must have a warehouse rented out in New Mexico filled with NOS 1949 500s that you haven't had the time to tell us about yet! ;D

(Yes, please, post pictures! I love Candlesticks! :) )
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Re: Confessions of a phone addict: Kenton k's collection gallery
« Reply #48 on: February 21, 2015, 06:01:26 PM »
Erm,, What candlesticks!? I dunno 49's your talking about.   :-X :-X :-X

Well, here is all my WE candlesticks (sans one) surrounding my crowing achievement: my watermelon seen spitting championship trophy (31 feet).

I also have one on our player piano, which also works great!

The one on the left is 40AL, the one on the right is a 20B with OST receiver.
All the rests are 50al/51al/151al/151c.

Fun!



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Re: Confessions of a phone addict: Kenton k's collection gallery
« Reply #49 on: February 21, 2015, 06:25:01 PM »
Wow, and every one of them has a #2, except for the one on the far left.

I made a short mention of my small candlestick collection (of course all Western Electric, nothing but!) in this topic: http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=11072.msg137008#msg137008

It consists of a 40AL, 51AL, another 40AL and 51AL (both on scissors mounts), and two 151ALs.

Not much, but I love 'em all!
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Re: Confessions of a phone addict: Kenton k's collection gallery
« Reply #50 on: February 21, 2015, 06:27:47 PM »
Very nice! Maybe I'll post the rest of the collection later today when I have the chance.

Best-Ken

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Re: Confessions of a phone addict: Kenton k's collection gallery
« Reply #51 on: February 21, 2015, 06:33:40 PM »
Very nice! Maybe I'll post the rest of the collection later today when I have the chance.

Best-Ken
You said... the rest?!? Jeez, Ken, you aren't going to be one of those guys that gives up the hobby after a couple years, are ya? You have one kf the best and fastest growing collections I have ever seen!!;)
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Re: Confessions of a phone addict: Kenton k's collection gallery
« Reply #52 on: February 21, 2015, 06:37:06 PM »
Haha, no more candlesticks, but I have some desk sets I'd love to show and tell.


1st pic-group photo!
2nd pic-'new' 10 button sets and office/multiline/speaker phone
3rd pic- color 302s, with ivory, red, and oxidized silver
            'new' 500 sets aqua, lt. beige, yellow
            soft lt gray, green, ivory
4th pic- 500 sets, gold, soft pink, 1950 500a/b
            white, soft red, soft rose beige
            teletrainers! and AE payphone
5th pic-european phone, Leich, batmophone
           1946 metal 302, 1937 302, 440
           202!
6th pic-european phone, North, and 5302
           North Galion, AE40, Kellogg redbar
           apartment phone, 'hotel' phone, AE40 (with older style reciever)

           


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Re: Confessions of a phone addict: Kenton k's collection gallery
« Reply #53 on: February 21, 2015, 06:47:09 PM »
And some more...

ivory 354 manual
C1 wall mount
black 354

(and you can see my project sets in the rear)

and a switchboard.

Ken
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Re: Confessions of a phone addict: Kenton k's collection gallery
« Reply #54 on: February 21, 2015, 07:17:54 PM »
Wow Ken, you have a fantastic collection. How come you get to keep your phone stuff on the fireplace mantle? Or a switchboard right next to it?

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Re: Confessions of a phone addict: Kenton k's collection gallery
« Reply #55 on: February 21, 2015, 07:58:25 PM »
Great collection, Ken.  Thanks for the photos!

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Re: Confessions of a phone addict: Kenton k's collection gallery
« Reply #56 on: February 22, 2015, 08:44:31 AM »
Outstanding! .....Really Outstanding....17 years Old?? Maybe I'm Amazed to quote another old timer....Display is just wonderful....Doug
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Re: Confessions of a phone addict: Kenton k's collection gallery
« Reply #57 on: February 22, 2015, 09:04:58 AM »
Holy cow, Ken, I had no idea!! What an absolutely fantastic collection you have!!!

Don't be surprised if you see some forum members peeking through the window at the phones in the next few days!
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Re: Confessions of a phone addict: Kenton k's collection gallery
« Reply #58 on: March 05, 2015, 12:38:29 AM »
Thanks guys. I'm trying to remember when my first phone became two, and then three, and then what I considered to be a collection. They really multiply before you know it!

One more phone to add to the family: a AE34.

Here it is with its younger brother the AE40. Both are in superb condition, with original cords and connector terminal blocks. I think I paid $70 for the AE34 and $20 for the AE40.

One question I have is why the AE34 has little depressed circles where two plungers should go on more modern phones phones. Its like they were experimenting with plunger locations. IDK.
I also love those beefy cradle ears!

regards-Ken
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Re: Confessions of a phone addict: Kenton k's collection gallery
« Reply #59 on: March 05, 2015, 06:55:17 PM »
Very nice collection!!

Do you have a player piano around there somewhere? I couldn't help but notice all of the piano rolls.
-Andrew