Author Topic: My 1234Gs, Finally Being Restored!!  (Read 3255 times)

Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Re: My 1234Gs, Finally Being Restored!!
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2017, 02:22:21 PM »
Here's how it looks now, minus some internal components, a vault door and lock (on the way), and a  handset.

Don't worry guys, I stuck to all original WE parts. The upper lower housing and backboard were taken from a heavily refurbished Beige 3 slot, originally built in 1966. 8) The vault door I bought for it is WE from late 1965, and the lock (sold separately, but from the same vault door) is genuine WE.

My dad copied the fonts off the original instruction card, and made an exact replica card. We printed it out on some yellowed cardstock, and it looks great! I think I can post a PDF of that card here, if anyone's interested.

I still need a Green 1966 handset for this. Let me know if anyone has one!
« Last Edit: April 19, 2017, 06:25:50 PM by WEBellSystemChristian »
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Offline RotarDad

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Re: My 1234Gs, Finally Being Restored!!
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2017, 07:12:10 PM »
Wow, Christian - that is a beauty!!  The green color and instruction card sure look authentic!  Great job so far!!!
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Re: My 1234Gs, Finally Being Restored!!
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2017, 07:27:19 PM »
Thanks Paul! I put a lot of work into it so far; I'm glad it's finally paying off! :)

The color isn't exact, it's slightly lighter than Moss Green. However, it looks very close. The finish should last a long time; it has two coats of color powder, plus one coat clear powder.

What kind of number card would have gone above the instruction card, just the standard TT type? If so, I'll try to find one with a New York area code.
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Re: My 1234Gs, Finally Being Restored!!
« Reply #33 on: April 16, 2017, 12:14:36 AM »
Perhaps Stan, Jim or another knowledgeable member can answer the number card question.  I'd guess a 9XXX suffix number for a payphone.
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Re: My 1234Gs, Finally Being Restored!!
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2017, 12:19:01 PM »
Here it is with the new vault door!
« Last Edit: April 23, 2017, 01:16:41 PM by WEBellSystemChristian »
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Re: My 1234Gs, Finally Being Restored!!
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2017, 01:44:36 PM »
I figured that finding the rest of a 3 slot would be incredibly easy...WRONG!!! Everywhere I looked for a backboard and lower housing, someone would buy it for just a little more than I was willing to pay. Not only that, but I'm looking for parts in duplicate; twice as hard!!!


I think looking back now on at least one of your projects, as we would say here in ex NY-Bell territory....fuhgeddaboudit!   8)

Really nice job pulling that phone together!
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