Author Topic: Interesting coin track and slot upgrade? AE Rotay payphone  (Read 672 times)

Offline Jim S.

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Interesting coin track and slot upgrade? AE Rotay payphone
« on: February 03, 2016, 06:01:31 PM »
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<edit> A couple of screenshots added for posterity so when the Craigslist listing disappears the pictures will still be here along with the discussion on the rotary phone forum.    Terry
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Offline Stan the Man

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Re: Interesting coin track and slot upgrade? AE Rotay payphone
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2016, 02:20:22 PM »
Looks like someone adapted part of a vending machine coin mechanism into it..  :)


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Re: Interesting coin track and slot upgrade? AE Rotay payphone
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2016, 04:56:38 PM »
So even if it's butchered, is it still worth $200? My guess is no.

Offline Jim S.

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Re: Interesting coin track and slot upgrade? AE Rotay payphone
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2016, 10:09:28 AM »
I think it is a legitimate conversion done by a payphone re builder. I think that because of the strange single slot adapter. It is nicely done and fits the top well. I suspect it works as a payphone. There is a board  inside that could interface the coin mechanism to a timing circuit. I also noticed a lock? @ the rear side of the bottom housing.
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f I found it in town for $100 I would buy it. I would keep it as is, but I like oddball telephones. I
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One of the cost considerations when buying payphones is "how complete is it?"  replacement parts add up fast. This phone would need a 3 slot coin gauge, a coin track , a coin relay, Most likely locks and keys are missing.
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Re: Interesting coin track and slot upgrade? AE Rotay payphone
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2017, 02:41:56 PM »
That is kinda nifty in all the wrong ways!
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Offline Jim S.

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Re: Interesting coin track and slot upgrade? AE Rotay payphone
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2017, 02:46:47 PM »
That is kinda nifty in all the wrong ways!
I am glad you agree.
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