Author Topic: Manual Red Soft Plastic 500 set  (Read 708 times)

Offline Doug Rose

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Manual Red Soft Plastic 500 set
« on: January 25, 2015, 12:21:57 PM »
Anyone watch this? Anyone think it would go for $365....WOW!!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191485655926
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unbeldi

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Re: Manual Red Soft Plastic 500 set
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2015, 12:27:06 PM »
Saw it.  Very nice and original from 1955 with neutral cords. Haven't seen a red one as good, IIRC. Was wondering what the final price would be.

Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: Manual Red Soft Plastic 500 set
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2015, 12:29:20 PM »
Me too, I  wanted it for myself. But, $365 is way to rich for my blood.

Ben

Offline andre_janew

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Re: Manual Red Soft Plastic 500 set
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2015, 02:10:32 PM »
Is that the right dial blank for that year of phone?  It seems to be the same style as my 1962 phone.

unbeldi

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Re: Manual Red Soft Plastic 500 set
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2015, 02:20:47 PM »
Is that the right dial blank for that year of phone?  It seems to be the same style as my 1962 phone.
Yes, that style was introduced around 1954, I believe, replacing the older convex type, slightly dome-shaped (95A).
Perhaps this changed took place the same time they changed the dial mounting bracket from a three-post to a two-post (sides only) design.
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