Author Topic: I've joined the single-slot club  (Read 697 times)

Offline mentalstampede

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I've joined the single-slot club
« on: February 09, 2017, 03:48:18 PM »
Well, after acquiring a NE post-pay 3-slot, and (because I'm obviously a masochist) an AE touch-tone 3-slot, I have acquired a Western Electric 1D2. Mine was refurbished by Verizon in the late 90s and it sure looks nice. I got lucky and mine still has a legit Western Electric 32B chassis installed. It all appears to work, so I guess it's time for me to finally build a coin controller to make the relays do their thing.
My name is Kenn, and I like telephones.

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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: I've joined the single-slot club
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 05:48:38 PM »
Well, after acquiring a NE post-pay 3-slot, and (because I'm obviously a masochist) an AE touch-tone 3-slot, I have acquired a Western Electric 1D2. Mine was refurbished by Verizon in the late 90s and it sure looks nice. I got lucky and mine still has a legit Western Electric 32B chassis installed. It all appears to work, so I guess it's time for me to finally build a coin controller to make the relays do their thing.
I think you need a "Phone from Car" sign for that phone. The engraved handset was used on Phone from car Phones, The handset cord is also longer for use from a car.


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Jim S.
I am not sure if the other Southwestern Bell  "Phone From" phones had long cords or not. I think horse and Boat phones may of.
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Offline mentalstampede

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Re: I've joined the single-slot club
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2017, 01:18:54 AM »
This one has a short cord.
My name is Kenn, and I like telephones.

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Offline mvtel

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Re: I've joined the single-slot club
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2017, 11:29:09 AM »
I have one that came out of service, I think from St. Louis with that embossed handset with a standard length cord.  My phone isn't black it is in chrome.

Offline MacGnG

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Re: I've joined the single-slot club
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2017, 06:27:55 PM »
very nice! congrats! :D