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Leich Convertible Set on Ebay
« on: July 31, 2015, 04:43:25 PM »
Aren't these sets rare to some degree? Someone here might want it, but the $65 BiN price seems a little steep.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321800295838
« Last Edit: July 31, 2015, 04:49:15 PM by WEBellSystemChristian »
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Re: Leich Convertible Set on Ebay
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2015, 05:00:06 PM »
I'm sure the "Leich aficionado's" will have a better handle on this, but I don't think it's a convertible set.     I had a Leich convertible desk / wall set and sold it to a collector several years ago.    As I recall, the back cradle posts were curved and a lot higher.     I think the eBay listing is for a standard desk set.   Attached is a not particularly good photo of a Leich convertible, but it does show the curved and longer cradle posts.

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Re: Leich Convertible Set on Ebay
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2015, 05:13:42 PM »
I'm sure the "Leich aficionado's" will have a better handle on this, but I don't think it's a convertible set.     I had a Leich convertible desk / wall set and sold it to a collector several years ago.    As I recall, the back cradle posts were curved and a lot higher.     I think the eBay listing is for a standard desk set.   Attached is a not particularly good photo of a Leich convertible, but it does show the curved and longer cradle posts.

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I believe Leich made several different convertible sets. I remember a tipic here about this particular model.
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Re: Leich Convertible Set on Ebay
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2015, 06:01:49 PM »
The one on eBay is not a convertible.  It is even advertised as a desk model.  It looks like it has some sort of junction box at the end of the line cord.

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Re: Leich Convertible Set on Ebay
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2015, 06:04:41 PM »
There was the desk/wall convertible (actually made in several model numbers with different generation internals)
   http://www.paul-f.com/500style.html#LeichConv
 
...and the North conversion set:
   http://www.paul-f.com/500style.html#L7H6M
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Re: Leich Convertible Set on Ebay
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2015, 06:21:46 PM »
Aren't these sets rare to some degree? Someone here might want it, but the $65 BiN price seems a little steep.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321800295838

Are you thinking about a 105 or the 700?

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Re: Leich Convertible Set on Ebay
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2015, 08:05:49 PM »
That's what I was thinking of; North!

By 'Convertible', I was talking about the shell and handset being 'converted' from the older plastics. I guess that term can do double duty with the other Convertible model by Leich.

The plastic kits were used to dress up a North chassis, kind of like a 5302, right?
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Re: Leich Convertible Set on Ebay
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2015, 08:06:34 PM »
I saw a discussion somewhere, maybe Facebook about this phone. Someone said it was a North version of the 5302? Newer plastics for the older insides.
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Re: Leich Convertible Set on Ebay
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2015, 09:01:27 PM »
I saw a discussion somewhere, maybe Facebook about this phone. Someone said it was a North version of the 5302? Newer plastics for the older insides.
I think it was something like a 5302, but it was a combination of two different companies. I have no idea why GTE/AE was making products for North chassis' though.
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Re: Leich Convertible Set on Ebay
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2015, 10:52:53 PM »
I have no idea why GTE/AE was making products for North chassis' though.

If North or a refurbishing company offered AE enough money, why wouldn't they (or Leich) make conversion kits for them?

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Re: Leich Convertible Set on Ebay
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2015, 11:07:23 AM »
Remember Automatic Electric's Autelco division would rebuild other brands of telephones .Example a Kellogg non dial stick with an AE style dial base.It made sense to rebuild a 10-15 year old telephone to double it's life.Telephone sets were not cheap.

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Re: Leich Convertible Set on Ebay
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2015, 01:13:15 PM »
From the TCI Library….

GENERAL TELEPHONE NEWS 


It is customary to state the author and source publication of verbatim quotations.  Stating a library is not particularly helpful or customary for quotations.

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Re: Leich Convertible Set on Ebay
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2015, 01:17:55 PM »
From the TCI Library….

GENERAL TELEPHONE NEWS 


It is customary to state the author and source publication of verbatim quotations.  Stating a library is not particularly helpful or customary for quotations.

The offending documents have been removed.

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Re: Leich Convertible Set on Ebay
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2015, 02:46:39 PM »
I missed Steve's original post, but found an interesting article in the Library with a simple search for "General Telephone News." The entire article is worth a read. Thanks for scanning it for the Library, Steve.
 
It's from General Telephone California News - October 1957, page 17 and starts:
 
Drive to Slash North Instrument Surplus
is Underway in Company
 
A full scale company drive is now underway to reduce a large surplus
of black North Electric telephone instruments. Plant and Commercial personnel
are concentrating on installing these sets, all in top working condition, in all
cases in which the North instrument can be used.
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Re: Leich Convertible Set on Ebay
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2015, 05:54:32 PM »
From the TCI Library….

GENERAL TELEPHONE NEWS 


It is customary to state the author and source publication of verbatim quotations.  Stating a library is not particularly helpful or customary for quotations.

Paul Fassbender was able to find it with the information that I originally provided:
  • Source Publication- General Telephone News  (no author listed).
  • Location- TCI Library.
  • Title- Drive to Slash North Instrument
    Surplus is Underway in Company