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Offline Duffy

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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2015, 08:36:59 AM »
Here is my Barn Fresh Find 1946 NE Metal 302 when I got it in sad shape back in July 2015.
Some before and after shots. Refurb by fellow member Jeff Lamb.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=14673.0

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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2015, 10:11:41 PM »
Here was a soft Red 500 I found awhile back. It was the first phone I have ever found where the mold was actually etched into the plastic! I think it was only growing on the receiver cap because of skin oils left over when it was put into storage. Wherever it was stored, it wasn't exactly kept dry...

A little Clorox and polish later, it didn't turn out too badly...
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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2015, 01:52:25 PM »
I think that this would fall into this category. comes with It's very own spider house. On Ebay under antique telephone.
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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2015, 09:38:55 AM »
Pic 2
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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2016, 12:03:46 AM »
What can one say? ( head shake ) Rare white with corner crack . . .  okay . . .

The seller said " TRUE VINTAGE - WESTERN ELECTRIC SOLID METAL - HEAVY TELEPHONE - WHITE BASE WITH BLACK RECEIVER - MISSING THE MOUTH COVER - CRACK IN THE FRONT RIGHT CORNER - UNTESTED - SHIPS QUICKLY & CAREFULLY FROM USA"

Certainly barn fresh, with issues . . .
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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2016, 09:46:13 PM »
First time I have seen a "metal" phone with a corner crack!
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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2016, 11:15:47 PM »
....and they wanted how much??? in that condition, I wouldn't even offer $25.00!
John

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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2016, 10:35:42 PM »
I know aluminum can be welded.  I'm not sure about zinc . . .

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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2016, 12:15:14 AM »
heres the one sargeguy sold me.... it now works....
John

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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2016, 08:03:02 AM »
What can one say? ( head shake ) Rare white with corner crack . . .  okay . . .

The seller said " TRUE VINTAGE - WESTERN ELECTRIC SOLID METAL - HEAVY TELEPHONE - WHITE BASE WITH BLACK RECEIVER - MISSING THE MOUTH COVER - CRACK IN THE FRONT RIGHT CORNER - UNTESTED - SHIPS QUICKLY & CAREFULLY FROM USA"

The seller has marked it down to $133.49

http://www.ebay.com/itm/361476824300

with $14.95 shipping.

I made the seller a very generous offer of $5.05 to make it a total of $20 to my doorstep. The offer was rejected. It's still listed but the sale price will expire in a bit more than a day so the price will go back up to it's original $149.99. Oh, well . . .

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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2016, 09:22:36 AM »
Got myself this Kellogg red bar.
It was literally in a barn. I picked it up myself.

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EDIT: Since this phone generated a long discussion, was taking on a life of its own, the discussion posts were split off and posted in General Discussion at this link:

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=15864.0

« Last Edit: March 11, 2016, 10:27:14 PM by TelePlay »
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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2016, 12:57:32 PM »
The phones in this box are all dirty but look at that one in the lower right. That's not paint, it fungus or bird crap or other nasty stuff. I always pick up a 302 to see if there's anything interesting about it but not this time.
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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2016, 02:38:09 PM »
The phones in this box are all dirty but look at that one in the lower right. That's not paint, it fungus or bird crap or other nasty stuff. I always pick up a 302 to see if there's anything interesting about it but not this time.
That happens when you keep your phone next to your anthrax work bench.

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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2016, 06:05:46 PM »
Its mold...happens to some phones stored in a damp area, others are fine. Like the box with a couple with mold, I had a box of 302s stored and when I opened them, black and white like these,. Are they for sale?.....Doug
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Re: Barn Fresh Telephones
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2016, 09:53:13 PM »
It is the soft plastic sets that mold. Once AE went to hard plastic they continued to use soft plastic for the dial number ring and some sets will be okay in storage except the number ring is white with mold!

Terry