Author Topic: Estate Sale  (Read 2931 times)

Offline wds

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2518
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #60 on: October 19, 2017, 07:14:29 PM »
Found those clocks.  The one one the left is missing the plastic cover and the hour hand.  Otherwise they seem to be in good shape. 
« Last Edit: November 02, 2017, 12:57:36 PM by wds »
Dave

Offline Sargeguy

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4221
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #61 on: October 19, 2017, 08:34:00 PM »
Cool.  These clocks were Bell System issue as can be seen by the KS number on the backs. Most 8-Day clocks were used in vehicles but notice that the smaller register goes from 1-10. This is also a telco thing-dividing the minute by 100 Erlangs instead of 60 seconds, and would seem to indicate it was used in an exchange.  FYI: Watch experts advise you to remove the lenses as they will de-gas and cause the clocks' faces to corrode. Do any of them work?
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 08:46:11 PM by Sargeguy »
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
TCI /ATCA #4409

Offline wds

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2518
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #62 on: October 19, 2017, 08:51:11 PM »
I wound them up and am waiting to see if they keep time.
Dave

Offline wds

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2518
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #63 on: October 20, 2017, 06:32:09 PM »
The two with the lens covers are keeping good time.  The other one tries to run, but just won't go.  Winding spring seems to be good - maybe just needs to be cleaned.
Dave

Offline WEBellSystemChristian

  • Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3185
  • Grandpa's 1955 Western Electric 500
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #64 on: October 20, 2017, 10:11:07 PM »
Cool finds, especially as they are Bell System clocks.

FYI: Watch experts advise you to remove the lenses as they will de-gas and cause the clocks' faces to corrode.

Wait a minute Sarge--did you mean that the clock lenses should NOT be removed, so that the faces DO NOT corrode from atmospheric gasses; or did you mean that they SHOULD be removed, in order to prevent gasses sealed in the clock from corroding the faces?
Christian

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right" -Henry Ford

Offline Sargeguy

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4221
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #65 on: October 20, 2017, 10:22:04 PM »
Celluloid lenses degrade and release formaldehyde gas that can corrode the painted surface of the clock.  My NET&T version was corroded by this process.
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
TCI /ATCA #4409

Offline wds

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2518
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #66 on: October 28, 2017, 07:09:22 PM »
I unpacked a few boxes today, mostly tools.  Here's a few pictures - maybe someone can ID some of theses. 

In the first picture, the tool on the right is Eureka.  All the others are either marked Bell System, or Western Electric.

The third picture - the contraption on the left - any ideas?

The fourth picture - the item on the left is a stapler.
Dave

Offline HarrySmith

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4245
  • 1956 Rose Beige 500
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #67 on: October 28, 2017, 11:58:07 PM »
Those are some strange looking tools. I would be interested in what they were used for.
Harry Smith
ATCA 4434
TCI

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

Offline SUnset2

  • *
  • Posts: 42
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #68 on: October 30, 2017, 01:07:40 AM »
The item on the right on the last picture marked KS 14792 L2 isn't a tool.  It is a bracket for a loudspeaker.
I'm attaching a picture of the speaker for reference.

Offline wds

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2518
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #69 on: October 30, 2017, 08:20:19 PM »
Unloaded a few more boxes, and found these pins.  The small box are Bell pins, not sure about the larger box.  Even a couple belt buckles.
Dave

Offline wds

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2518
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #70 on: November 03, 2017, 06:47:21 PM »
few more pictures.  The second picture is some kind of a burner.
Dave

Offline Sargeguy

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4221
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #71 on: November 03, 2017, 07:06:50 PM »
Interesting, you don't usually see the code stamped on the flange of the '39 Bell signs
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
TCI /ATCA #4409

Offline wds

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2518
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #72 on: November 12, 2017, 03:35:23 PM »
Found this 1997 Catalog from PhoneCo Inc.  28 Pages total.  A thread was started just a day or two ago with a phone listed on the last picture.  Hope to find  more of these.
Dave

Offline wds

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2518
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #73 on: November 19, 2017, 10:30:31 AM »
127A Ringer.
Dave

Offline Sargeguy

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4221
Re: Estate Sale
« Reply #74 on: November 20, 2017, 12:47:20 PM »
Interesting example.  I like how they put the contacts so they connect when the lid is closed.  I have a couple like this.  I imagine this was not the most reliable method.
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
TCI /ATCA #4409