Author Topic: Pink WE 593 on Ebay  (Read 355 times)

Offline RotarDad

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Pink WE 593 on Ebay
« on: April 16, 2017, 01:34:09 AM »
Here's an independent version of a 554 in pink.  As you may know, the 593, like the desk 591 version of the 500, does not say "BELL SYSYEM" on the shell.  These came from WE without a ringer and are often found with frequency ringers installed.  I don't remember seeing a pink one before.  This one has a matching mounting board, but is faded and the later ABS plastic.  Starting price seems high at 69.99 plus ship.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/232301499634

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Re: Pink WE 593 on Ebay
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2017, 09:32:36 AM »
I like the matching mounting back plate, a nice touch when it matched. Was that something widely available? I have a 554 and a 354 that once on my wall jack jut out a bit and show off the less than eye catching mounting plate, especially the 354.

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Re: Pink WE 593 on Ebay
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2017, 09:42:02 AM »
I like the matching mounting back plate, a nice touch when it matched. Was that something widely available? I have a 554 and a 354 that once on my wall jack jut out a bit and show off the less than eye catching mounting plate, especially the 354.



Bell had matching wall  plates that were intended to be used on upgrading a 554 to a 2554 or a trimline. The wall plate covers the old footprint and hides the color difference on the wall.
Later versions had a  cut out for a modular wall jack.
I think the earliest versions were wood.

I have a late ITT with this style of Back plate. It is a trimpiece that is slightly larger than the phone and is attatched to the phone. The purpose is the same.


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Re: Pink WE 593 on Ebay
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2017, 09:48:30 AM »
The wall plate covers the old footprint and hides the color difference on the wall.
Later versions had a  cut out for a modular wall jack.

So basically it simply acted like those "jumbo" outlet covers, and was not so much intended to cover any mounting plates etc?
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Re: Pink WE 593 on Ebay
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2017, 10:43:45 AM »
So basically it simply acted like those "jumbo" outlet covers, and was not so much intended to cover any mounting plates etc?
Yes. The later ones  do have a cut out to go over the wall jack.

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Re: Pink WE 593 on Ebay
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017, 08:38:10 PM »
I have a Light Beige soft plastic 593 from 1958. You sure don't see them very often!
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