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Offline Payphone installer

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Blue 500 strange color
« on: February 27, 2017, 11:00:12 PM »
Anybody know the story on this?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-WESTERN-ELECTRIC-ROTARY-DIAL-PHONE-Royal-Blue-/152452172075

?hash=item237edb892b:g:VxoAAOSwMVdYFPdk

« Last Edit: February 27, 2017, 11:08:39 PM by TelePlay »

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Re: Blue 500 strange color
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 11:08:20 PM »
What do you mean by story?

I don't recognize the seller but the seller says the phone "seems" to be painted.

Who ever painted the phone also painted over the numbers on the bezel so the number card is the new "bezel."

Modular handset cord. No image of the back.
« Last Edit: February 27, 2017, 11:10:23 PM by TelePlay »

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Re: Blue 500 strange color
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017, 08:53:52 PM »
But look, it says vintage! must be the real deal..... ;D
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Re: Blue 500 strange color
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 02:31:42 AM »
I'm sure I've seen that one before but, that aside, I think they did it to make the phone look more "european", as it kind of reminds me of something european, it's just too expensive for a painted phone...  ;D

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Re: Blue 500 strange color
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 05:49:35 PM »
This phone has been for sale before (or still). It is an interesting look, They might be able to get $20-$30 from me at a yard sale for it.
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Re: Blue 500 strange color
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2017, 09:33:48 PM »
I saw one in red also I was wondering who did these up this way? Numbers on the finger wheel.