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Offline Pourme

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Train phone
« on: October 23, 2017, 07:26:09 AM »
Last week during one of my visits at one of my favorite antique stores, I found this train phones. Itís interesting but not $75.00 worth. I have never seen one before and didnít recognize the manufacturer.

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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Train phone
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 07:43:17 AM »
That phone looks like it would be awfully uncomfortable to hold in one's hand.  There is a near infinite number of shapes and gimmicks of novelty phones.  It isn't worth $75, nor is it an antique.

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Re: Train phone
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 07:54:57 AM »
That phone looks like it would be awfully uncomfortable to hold in one's hand.  There is a near infinite number of shapes and gimmicks of novelty phones.  It isn't worth $75, nor is it an antique.

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Re: Train phone
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 08:09:17 AM »
There are about two dozen for sale on eBay right now and you can get on at a BIN price that is New In Box for $40 plus shipping, if you want one.

     https://www.ebay.com/itm/TRAIN-PHONE-TELEMANIA-CRESCENT-TRAIN-LOCOMOTIVE-1925-Brand-New-in-Box-w-Instruc-/282677111591

They seem to have the option of a ringer or a train whistle. Train hobbyists might like these.
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Re: Train phone
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 09:43:47 PM »
The Goodwill website has quite a few, too, at bargain prices.  The phone is a representation of a Pacific locomotive in Southern Railway livery, probably one that pulled the Crescent Limited between Washington, DC and New Orleans.
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Re: Train phone
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 10:16:50 AM »
Those are neat! I was given one of those last week and a really nice old bag car phone!

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Re: Train phone
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 10:32:44 AM »
There has been one of these for sale in a local downtown antique store fir at least 4 years now--as long as I have been collecting.

I think the price was somewhere around $35, I don't remember though.
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Re: Train phone
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2017, 06:09:46 PM »
There has been one of these for sale in a local downtown antique store fir at least 4 years now--as long as I have been collecting.

I think the price was somewhere around $35, I don't remember though.

4 years?...point that out and offer them $10 and take it home!
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