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Offline Pourme

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Don't tell my wife but.......(SC 1212)
« on: August 28, 2017, 05:27:00 PM »
I always buy "needy" phones and use my time and labor combined with techniques learned from you on this forum to restore them. I have always enjoyed the experience.

This time it was different...I saw this Fatboy SC 1212 on EBAY over a week ago & despite several other (needy)1212's offered for far less money, I had to have it! I don't know this seller but he has some nice phones he has restored offered on EBAY. Anyone familiar with him?

Although it's the most I personally have paid for a phone, I will enjoy unpacking it and adding it to my collection. No bottom gasket to buy, no dial to remove & clean no parts to hunt.... Yes it has a SL ringer! I can't do this every time but I'm looking forward to this treat!

Benny
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Re: Don't tell my wife but.......(SC 1212)
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 05:44:54 PM »
Very nice.

The fatboy, the ashtray and the toaster have always caught my eye. You have a nice ready go phone there.

How you going to keep your wife from seeing it? Or will this be a $39 plus shipping phone to her ears?

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Re: Don't tell my wife but.......(SC 1212)
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 06:05:23 PM »
Funny thing, John. After the 1st 50 to 75 phones.....she don't even notice "another black phone"....hehehe....
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Re: Don't tell my wife but.......(SC 1212)
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 06:22:33 PM »
Funny thing, John. After the 1st 50 to 75 phones.....she don't even notice "another black phone"....hehehe....

I noticed that too , a very long time ago.

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Re: Don't tell my wife but.......(SC 1212)
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2017, 09:43:10 PM »
I don't have a wife to hide stuff from, and A.G. Bell and Thomas Watson don't mind when I bring in more telephone.  Milo Kellogg didn't mind either, it was just more telephone for folks to look at when they came to see her.

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Re: Don't tell my wife but.......(SC 1212)
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2017, 11:34:57 PM »
I'm happy that my wife is ok with phones and switching. My phone hobby is in there own buildings, (3)
She has let me know that I have more space than she does for here hobby. I don't complain about her 2 interest's. For the record if YOUR wife complains, let here know that others have more. My collection covers about 2000 sq ft. This should help you guy's out. 
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Re: Don't tell my wife but.......(SC 1212)
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2017, 11:51:57 PM »
I left the screen shot of your telephone open on my computer. Later that evening, my wife asked me  if that was a  phone I bought for $269.00. It was nice being able to say no.
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Re: Don't tell my wife but.......(SC 1212)
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2017, 03:42:49 AM »
Funny!
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Re: Don't tell my wife but.......(SC 1212)
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2017, 07:40:59 PM »
Well it came today....The seller did a super restoration job!

It looks real happy with it's new friends!
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Re: Don't tell my wife but.......(SC 1212)
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2017, 08:12:36 PM »
Benny....I you posted the finished pics of you phone room!
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Re: Don't tell my wife but.......(SC 1212)
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2017, 10:25:17 PM »
Beautiful phone.  I really like the Fatboy phones.
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Re: Don't tell my wife but.......(SC 1212)
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2017, 11:09:49 PM »
that's a very beautiful phone Benny.
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Re: Don't tell my wife but.......(SC 1212)
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2017, 06:16:23 AM »
Thanks guys!

I got the bug for a Fatboy & had to have one!
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Re: Don't tell my wife but.......(SC 1212)
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2017, 07:10:35 AM »
Benny....I you posted the finished pics of you phone room!

Doug...I updated the pics of the phones on my recently created display wall.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=17249.15
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