Author Topic: Estate Sale  (Read 20958 times)

Offline wds

  • **
  • Posts: 2832
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #240 on: May 02, 2018, 08:27:14 PM »
I'm not sure what this is - can anyone tell where this was used and it's purpose?  There was a piece of paper with it that said "Toll transmission Selector"
Dave

Offline AE_Collector

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7527
  • AE 2 - AECo's 1st Self Contained Desk Phone 1925
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #241 on: May 02, 2018, 10:09:42 PM »
I'm not very good at this but I think it might be a toll transmission selector!

Okay...more generically it is a Strowger SxS switch in a switch stand. A nice piece of telephone switching history!

Terry

Offline wds

  • **
  • Posts: 2832
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #242 on: May 03, 2018, 09:36:00 AM »
Here's a NOS SxS switch I just uncovered.
Dave

Offline AE_Collector

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 7527
  • AE 2 - AECo's 1st Self Contained Desk Phone 1925
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #243 on: May 03, 2018, 11:21:25 AM »
Itís 52nd birthday will be this summer! I assume it is a WECo? AE only had the hand grips in the cover on the oldest switches I believe. I see Western Electric (installer) on the box now as well....

Terry

Offline wds

  • **
  • Posts: 2832
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #244 on: May 03, 2018, 11:53:54 AM »
Box is marked Western Electric - but I don't see any markings on the switch itself.
Dave

Offline wds

  • **
  • Posts: 2832
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #245 on: July 18, 2018, 08:06:42 PM »
A nice Signal Corps Camp Phone by Western Electric.  Although the handset doesn't look like the traditional western electric, it has the we markings, D-12024.  In nice shape and works.
Dave

Offline wds

  • **
  • Posts: 2832
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #246 on: July 18, 2018, 08:07:42 PM »
pics
Dave

Offline HarrySmith

  • ***
  • Posts: 6177
  • 1937 302
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #247 on: July 18, 2018, 08:42:20 PM »
Interesting.
Harry Smith
ATCA 4434
TCI

"There is no try,
there is only
do or do not"

Offline Sargeguy

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Posts: 4863
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #248 on: July 18, 2018, 09:03:51 PM »
That's a beauty.  I am in the process of selling off a bunch of my WWI memorabilia, mostly maps and aerial photos related to the Meuse-Argonne offensive.  With the 100th Anniversary of those battles, the market is pretty robust.  You might want to consider selling that one in the next few months.
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
TCI /ATCA #4409