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Offline Doug Rose

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Flea Market Finds
« on: September 07, 2015, 10:54:39 AM »
Jan and I went to Maine yesterday to see her Dad. We stopped at our two favorite flea markets on the way. Got up like it was a work day and we were at at Todd Farm at 5:45 AM. We found TWO Ivory 302s and a beautiful working Victrola in amazing condition. We had a yard sale on Saturday and all the profits were turned into what you see. We made $252 dollars and spent the same amount on what you see.....Doug
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Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Re: Flea Market Finds
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2015, 11:39:33 AM »
Great find, Doug! You must love living in just about the oldest section of the country!

Is that a seamless handset under the 'patch quilt' 302 in the back??? Maybe a color 302 or '37 model??
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Re: Flea Market Finds
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2015, 02:34:13 PM »
You lucky dog!  What kind of phone is the manual in the center?
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Re: Flea Market Finds
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2015, 03:11:11 PM »
You lucky dog!  What kind of phone is the manual in the center?
Tina

That looks to be a Leich 70, or one of its close brothers only with different circuits. Probably early 1940s, because it already has the newer style handset.

Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Flea Market Finds
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2015, 07:21:30 PM »
Karl is right it is an old Leich manual set with a great original dial card

Christian...not a seamless F1 and loads of damage under the exceptionally bad paint. I kept the dial, the base, the cloth cord and the elements. The rest went in this morning trash pickup...Doug
« Last Edit: September 08, 2015, 07:24:19 PM by Doug Rose »
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