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Offline oldguy

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Ivory 354
« on: August 10, 2017, 10:52:06 PM »
I won this ivory WE 354 on goodwill tonight for $9.00 + $15.23 shipping. I obviously haven't received it yet, but it looks ok. Will need lots of cleaning & some bleaching. I was thrilled with the price. Does anybody know where to get ivory cloth coiled cords, I need a few & haven't been able to find any.
Gary

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Re: Ivory 354
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 11:24:35 PM »
Congratulations! You might try restore the current cord through a number of techniques shared in postings on this Forum.

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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Ivory 354
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 06:40:14 AM »
That's a great catch.  I have mostly given up on the goodwill site.  I used to get deals there, but over the past few years, nearly everything I see sells for well over its value.  This phone apparently was an exception.

I would try to clean and recoil the existing cord.  Surprising results can often be obtained with a bit of effort.  The phone itself should clean and polish nicely.  Be careful when removing the dial from the shell.  They are often stuck tightly.   We will be awaiting pictures of the results.


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Re: Ivory 354
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 07:35:13 AM »
Good for you, Gary!...I like those wall phones. I have a black "birthday phone". What is the date? I agree, I'd attempt to recoil the cord as well. Keep us posted.
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Re: Ivory 354
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 09:08:29 AM »
Nice! Great find at a Great price! Congrats!
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Re: Ivory 354
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 10:55:21 AM »
Soaking the Ivory thermoplastic parts in a 50/50 bleach water solution will do wonders. You cannot leave it I too long, take the parts out when they are the color you like.  Cover vermillion and metal with Vaseline to save dates and keep the metal female screw connection in good shape

I did this years a ago to an Ivory 302 years ago. The comparison was shocking.


I think I have a NOS Ivory curly cord still in its wrapper.....someplace  8).....Doug
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Re: Ivory 354
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2017, 11:17:33 PM »
Doug, if you want to sell the ivory cord, let me know.
Gary

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Re: Ivory 354
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2017, 08:27:54 AM »
if memory serves  >:(....I bought this from Odis for a project that I never completed or can remember. I think  :P I paid $35 for it. It is yours for $35 to your door.  I tried navigating OPW but I couldn't find one.....Doug
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Re: Ivory 354
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2017, 01:04:11 PM »
I'm not trying to sell the cord for Doug but that would make that phone!....
I'm good at spending other people's $$$! :)
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Re: Ivory 354
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2017, 01:13:40 PM »
Benny....your $10 will be in the mail  ;D
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Re: Ivory 354
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2017, 01:18:26 PM »
 ;D
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Re: Ivory 354
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2017, 11:23:26 PM »
Thanks Doug, PM sent.
Gary