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Offline KaiserFrazer67

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Kellogg 3-Line, Leich & Custom AECO Number Cards
« on: March 15, 2017, 05:14:30 AM »
Hi all,

Just wanted to share some custom number cards I made for some of the phones I have.  All of them are the Automatic Electric style of cut.

The programs I used weren't the greatest, and were only what came with my iMac when I bought it 10 years ago:  ArcSoft PhotoStudio 4 for Canon, and Apple Preview 5.0.3, but still, I think they turned out OK.

First is a blank 3-line version of the Kellogg card.  This is basically just a scan of an original card with the lettering in the box removed, the color stabilized, and the lines cleaned up.  I left the "dot matrix" appearance of the Kellogg "griffon-K" intact.  This one is for my metal-bodied Redbar.

The next two are modified from Mark Furze's submissions in the TCI library (http://www.telephonecollectors.info/index.php/browse/doc_details/3857-dialcard2), cropping out a single AE card and using it as a template:

The first of these is a version of the Leich 12404 card as shown in GSP 473-820-100:
http://telephonecollectors.info/index.php/browse/document-repository/catalogs-manuals/automatic-electric/doc_details/497-gsp-473-820-100-i3-dials-fingerwheels-number-cards 
I wanted to make a cleaned-up version of the 12285 card that came in a neighbor's old Leich 901B magneto phone, which I had actually used (with a sticker overlay with my own number printed on it) in my WE 302.  When I finally got a Leich 901 with a dial in it from Oldphoneworks, I wanted to make an AE-cut version of it.  I actually didn't find the GSP document until after I made the dial card, to find out there actually was an AE-cut version of it back in the day. :)

Last is my version of the AECO diamond logo incorporated in the D-53620-A "Art Deco" 3-line card introduced (according to the aforementioned GSP) in 1955.  I always thought Automatic Electric's old logo was kind of cool, so I found an old advertisement (Railway Age, Oct. 16, 1937, page 30), scanned the logo, cleaned it up, resized it, and put it on the dial card.  This one is currently on my "project" AE 50 that I will be posting more pictures of soon.

Enjoy!
« Last Edit: March 25, 2017, 01:00:16 PM by KaiserFrazer67 »
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Re: Kellogg 3-Line, Leich & Custom AECO Number Cards
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2017, 12:58:53 PM »
Thought I'd add a couple more concoctions of mine.  :D

First one is the white version of the black 3-line "Art Deco" AE card, with the AECO diamond logo added.  Then I thought "Well, the older AECO diamond logo does have that wide bar in the middle...  Plenty of room for a phone number!

Enjoy!
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Re: Kellogg 3-Line, Leich & Custom AECO Number Cards
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2017, 07:46:53 PM »
Thank you... These will prove most useful.
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Re: Kellogg 3-Line, Leich & Custom AECO Number Cards
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2017, 03:35:22 AM »
Very nice work!
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Re: Kellogg 3-Line, Leich & Custom AECO Number Cards
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 12:56:31 AM »
Adding another one to the list.

This idea was born out of the need to create a dial card for a Canadian Phillips-built AE 40 with a British GPO dial which I recently picked up at an area antique mall.  I couldn't find an MTS dial card online as used on some of the Northern Electric phones I've seen for sale on some of the major old phone vendor sites (which is the only card I've seen for use on North American GPO dials), so I made my own.  The logo used in the creation of this was found on the upper right-hand corner of page 4 of this document: 

http://www.telephonecollectors.info/index.php/browse/document-repository/catalogs-manuals/automatic-electric/doc_details/10538-this-is-automatic-electric-1955-ocr-r

I don't know how much AE actually used this logo, as that is the only place which I have seen it, but it works for my purposes.

I've included two versions:  one with an AE cut, using the same template as the other AE ones above, and one inside a plain circle.  Size should be 1.600 inches to work in the old-style GPO dial with metal fingerwheel and dial card ring.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2017, 03:21:48 AM by KaiserFrazer67 »
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