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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #120 on: January 17, 2018, 06:53:49 AM »
Everyone should have one of these.  Noteworthy Message Center.

Especially in that extreme 1970s rust color!  Those phones were marketed heavily by the local AT&T telcos (at least by IL Bell) in the 1970s.  I don't recall actually seeing any in peoples' houses though.  Like all the other premium phones, they were quite expensive.

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« Reply #121 on: January 17, 2018, 01:59:19 PM »
Chinese or Japanese Phone.  The entire phone feels like metal,  even the handset.  The bottom part of the shell is steel, a magnet will not stick to the rest of the phone so I'm guessing some sort of pot metal.  Maybe brass.  Got an intermittent dial tone.  I can make out the initials as DK and NEC.
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« Reply #122 on: January 17, 2018, 02:01:02 PM »
Paint is in nice, I still need to clean it up.
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #123 on: January 17, 2018, 02:22:03 PM »
Your Japanese set was built in 1942  (Showa 17) Poss in August..  NEC would be Nippon Electric Company.NEC was part of the international Western Electric .

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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #124 on: January 17, 2018, 02:23:19 PM »
1902 Scientific American featuring the Faller Automatic Telephone Exchange.
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #125 on: January 17, 2018, 03:51:00 PM »
A few more X Ray shades.  Hopefully more will turn up.
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #126 on: January 17, 2018, 04:11:35 PM »
1902 Scientific American featuring the Faller Automatic Telephone Exchange.

I really enjoy reading old newspapers and magazines to explore life then versus now, like this ad for mined and prepared clay.
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« Reply #127 on: January 17, 2018, 04:18:59 PM »
An old 1800's unused telegram Book.  I have stacks of magazines and books to go through.
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #128 on: January 19, 2018, 01:58:16 PM »
Some Telegraph Keys.
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #129 on: January 19, 2018, 03:04:14 PM »
Field set of some sort.
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #130 on: January 19, 2018, 03:04:50 PM »
Mine phone.  Paint is in great shape, even has the key.  This phone looks too good to have ever been used.
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #131 on: January 19, 2018, 04:14:45 PM »
Mine phone.  Paint is in great shape, even has the key.  This phone looks too good to have ever been used.

WOW! That definetly looks unused. I have never seen one look that nice. Must be NOS. Congrats!
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #132 on: January 19, 2018, 05:37:53 PM »
Yes, very clean indeed, looks NOS.

The gongs are on the dial side so what's this, in the red box, a counter weight for the ringer, or something else?
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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #133 on: January 19, 2018, 05:43:12 PM »
That arm is part of the ringer mechanism and goes through a hole to the clapper on the outside where the gongs are

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Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #134 on: January 19, 2018, 06:17:46 PM »
IIRC it is the same setup with the dial. The fingerwheel on the outside is connected to a rod that turns the dial inside.
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