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Offline wds

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Payphone Coin Vault Door
« on: February 20, 2015, 10:10:28 PM »
Can someone help me identify this coin vault door?  Is this a Gray / Automatic Electric door, or just a plain AE door? 
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Re: Payphone Coin Vault Door
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2015, 10:29:34 PM »
Can someone help me identify this coin vault door?  Is this a Gray / Automatic Electric door, or just a plain AE door? 
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Re: Payphone Coin Vault Door
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2015, 11:02:16 PM »
Yep, AE. It's not that far off from a Gray, and it's compatible with all three brands of pay stations.
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Re: Payphone Coin Vault Door
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2015, 09:41:39 AM »
It seemed to have the same profile as a gray, but I wasn't sure.  Thanks everyone.
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Re: Payphone Coin Vault Door
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2015, 05:27:30 PM »
It seemed to have the same profile as a [G]ray, but I wasn't sure.  Thanks everyone.
Gray sold out to Automatic Electric in 1948 and made numerous subsequent improvements. Here is one of the first catalogs printed by the then new Autelco-Gray Paystation Company-

http://www.telephonecollectors.info/index.php/document-repository/doc_details/12236-ae-catalog-4078-a-autelco-gray-paystations-may-1949-ocr-r