Author Topic: House of Telephones & Old Phone Works - Are they the same?  (Read 1171 times)

Offline Brinybay

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House of Telephones & Old Phone Works - Are they the same?
« on: August 19, 2009, 04:58:26 PM »
I'm confused.  I was shopping around for line cords and wanted to compare the prices of these two.  The website software looks the same, but there is a difference in the home page menus.  When go to HoT line cords area, it now says OFW, and the prices and items are the same.  

http://www.oldphoneworks.com/

http://www.houseoftelephones.com/
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Re: House of Telephones & Old Phone Works - Are they the same?
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2009, 05:00:34 PM »
House of Telephones used to be a separate company, run by an older gentleman in Texas.  Due to health problems, he sold his cord business to Old Phone Works in Ontario. 
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Offline Brinybay

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Re: House of Telephones & Old Phone Works - Are they the same?
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2009, 05:09:57 PM »
House of Telephones used to be a separate company, run by an older gentleman in Texas.  Due to health problems, he sold his cord business to Old Phone Works in Ontario. 

Ok, that explains it. 
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Offline foots

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Re: House of Telephones & Old Phone Works - Are they the same?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2009, 03:35:09 AM »
I was wondering the same thing.
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Offline Stephen Furley

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Re: House of Telephones & Old Phone Works - Are they the same?
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2009, 02:15:27 AM »
House of Telephones used to be a separate company, run by an older gentleman in Texas.  Due to health problems, he sold his cord business to Old Phone Works in Ontario. 

I hope this doesn't mean that they're just selling off the remaining stock, and then there won't be any more.

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Re: House of Telephones & Old Phone Works - Are they the same?
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2009, 02:29:39 AM »
No, they bought all the machinery needed to manufacture the cords.  Same cords, same machines, just all in a new location.  To tell the truth, I was hoping for a bit of a quality improvement.  The cords I've bought have gone fuzzy with use.  Western Electric cords never got fuzzy.
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Re: House of Telephones & Old Phone Works - Are they the same?
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2009, 12:44:29 PM »
bingster, perhaps you can e-mail them and let them know about the cords.
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