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Barn Fresh Telephones
« on: December 20, 2015, 04:03:04 PM »
These have been listed on the forum over the years but they are all over the place. This topic will be a place to note those "barn fresh" phones either purchased or spotted for sale anywhere. Doesn't take much to describe what qualifies, just look at the first phone listed. This should become a slowly growing repository of very sad phones.

Post them as you find them here, when and wherever you find them, and if anyone actually buys one of them, before and after photos for the Notable Refurbs (Back from the Dead) topic are required.

I'll start the topic off with this two piece wall phone currently on eBay at $15.50 by way of 5 bids which only "needs some TLC!"

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-HALF-Candlestick-Phone-Ringer-BARN-FRESH-NEED-SOME-TLC-/371508126502

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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2015, 09:11:46 PM »
the AE 21 needs serious work.... its missing too many parts. the other phone is too expensive.
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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2015, 12:27:18 PM »
Just ran across this one which was posted by Phonesrfun about 5 years ago. Not only barn fresh but also barn damaged as well.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=3363.0
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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2015, 12:42:44 PM »
Here's another one of these "barn fresh" phones posted by DavePEI in March of 2013, An AE34 in sad shape.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=9000.0
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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2015, 02:42:07 PM »
I'll start the topic off with this two piece wall phone currently on eBay at $15.50 by way of 5 bids which only "needs some TLC!"

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-HALF-Candlestick-Phone-Ringer-BARN-FRESH-NEED-SOME-TLC-/371508126502

I've seen phones with a "Mother-in-Law Receiver" but that first one seems to have a "Mother-in-Law Transmitter"!

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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2015, 10:08:25 PM »
Had I been able to fins a AE34 in that condition and at a good price, it sure wouldn't look like that by the time I was done with it....
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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2015, 01:10:44 AM »
Timely topic.

This morning I got into work and there was a new barn-fresh AE 50 on my desk!  The boss's boss is in the process of getting his father in law into assisted living and was clearing out the old guy's garage.  The boss remembered I collect phones.

When I called him to thank him he asked me if it was any good or should he have just thrown it away.  It is in great shape.  The handset is a little worn and dull, but no cracks or chips.  I think it will clean up nicely.

« Last Edit: December 22, 2015, 01:13:09 AM by Phonesrfun »
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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2015, 05:26:23 AM »
Had I been able to fins a AE34 in that condition and at a good price, it sure wouldn't look like that by the time I was done with it....
Two days after it arrived, it didn't look like that any more....
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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2015, 06:52:54 PM »
Dave:
I am trying to remember, was the AE 34 from the guy in Oregon that got the load of AE phones from the Electronic Recycling Centre (Center for those south of the 49th) :)

Bill:
Does your handset have metal bands or grooved Bakelite "bands"? An earlier version of the AE 50 if the handset is original to it.

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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2015, 07:01:21 PM »
Dave:
I am trying to remember, was the AE 34 from the guy in Oregon that got the load of AE phones from the Electronic Recycling Centre (Center for those south of the 49th) :)
He worked for the Centre. Yes. It was the worst of the ones he had.... I got it for a good price, and with a brand new extensicord.... Cleaned up nicely.
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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2015, 05:55:45 AM »
Phonesrfun post another "barn fresh" phone in December of 2010 that is dirty enough to qualify for this topic.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=3886.msg51386#msg51386
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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2015, 05:59:17 AM »
And then there was this sad phone posted by HarrySmith about 5 years ago

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=3886.msg52720#msg52720
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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2015, 06:01:38 AM »
And this one posted by Doug Rose about 4 years ago is indeed "barn fresh."

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=3886.msg53733#msg53733
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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2015, 06:06:16 AM »
This winner was posted by unbeldi about 2 1/2 years ago

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=3886.msg96393#msg96393
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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2015, 06:15:44 AM »
And this "barn fresh" gem was found by Dennis Markham in March of 2013 and is well photographed, along with his restoration of the phone, in his Picasa Album. This phone is listed in the Notable Topic.
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