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Offline ptfd121

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I'd like to say "Hello" and thanks to Dennis for letting me join. I'm Dan Gilmore. I'm a firefighter from central Ohio who just recently started to seriously collect telephones. I currently have 15 phones in my small collection, including 3 payphones.  I'm looking forward to learning more about old telephones.

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Re: Hello, new to the forum, and here are images of some of my telephones
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 12:24:14 PM »
Welcome to the sickness ;)
got any pics of your collection?

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Re: Hello, new to the forum, and here are images of some of my telephones
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 01:47:06 PM »
Dan,
            Welcome to the CRPF . I have found this is a great place to be , we all have same condition ;D !  stub
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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Hello, new to the forum, and here are images of some of my telephones
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 02:47:34 PM »
Welcome! I usually give new mwmbers a warning about Phoneitis but it is too late for you. Enjoy the asylum!
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Offline Duffy

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Re: Hello, new to the forum, and here are images of some of my telephones
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 05:31:40 PM »
Welcome to CRPF Dan.

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Re: Hello, new to the forum, and here are images of some of my telephones
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2017, 06:31:40 PM »
Welcome to the forum! Lot of help available here...more than anywhere else!

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Offline ptfd121

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Re: Hello, new to the forum, and here are images of some of my telephones
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2017, 09:31:18 PM »
Thanks everyone! Glad to be here. I'll post a few pics of my collection in a while.

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Re: Hello, new to the forum, and here are images of some of my telephones
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2017, 11:33:28 PM »
Welcome Dan, I'm sure you will enjoy this forum.
Gary

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Re: Hello, new to the forum, and here are images of some of my telephones
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2017, 02:44:24 AM »
Welcome to the forum.
Harry has already warned you, so I guess you know what you are stepping in to.  ;D

dsk

Offline ptfd121

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Re: Hello, new to the forum, and here are images of some of my telephones
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2017, 05:25:19 PM »
Here's one of my phones

pic 4. The first phone I actually paid for. I'm pretty sure that receiver and cord aren't supposed to be on this phone.

pic 6. This phone was from a closed down mall in Columbus, Ohio. It was given to me as a gift. I paid $25 for the booth.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2017, 04:23:07 PM by TelePlay »

Offline ptfd121

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Re: Hello, new to the forum, and here are images of some of my telephones
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2017, 05:31:46 PM »
pic 7 From the OSU / Shottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio

pic 8 $10.00 trimline.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2017, 04:28:35 PM by TelePlay »

Offline ptfd121

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Re: Hello, new to the forum, and here are images of some of my telephones
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2017, 05:35:59 PM »
pic 13

pic 16. This is probably my favorite phone. I was able to trace down the phone number and found that the number was assigned to Orient State Institution, which was an institution that housed MRDD and other people with "issues" from around Ohio. Some of the residents of Orient were sent there as children for stealing, defiance and bed wetting. My parents worked at Orient in the 1980s. It was closed down in the late 80s and turned into a prison.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2017, 04:34:03 PM by TelePlay »

Offline Fleetcmat

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Re: Hello, new to the forum, and here are images of some of my telephones
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2017, 06:58:45 AM »
Hi Dan Welcome! John here Rootstown, Ohio.

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Re: Hello, new to the forum, and here are images of some of my telephones
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2017, 02:23:20 PM »
With that Western Electric 565 I can see a 1A2 Key System in your future. And of course a Panasonic 616 would connect all those other phones together.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/112553306276
There's no end to the stuff you can do, that your wife won't understand why you would want to do that!! But then again we can do that without phone stuff😀😀
« Last Edit: November 04, 2017, 02:27:15 PM by oldguy »
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Offline WEBellSystemChristian

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Re: Hello, new to the forum, and here are images of some of my telephones
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2017, 01:22:23 AM »
Very nice collection so far! ;)

Actually, regarding that 3-slot Payphone, it appears that the dial is the non-original part of the phone, not the handset or cord. That looks like a Western Electric 3-slot, which seem to be more valuable and sought after than an Automatic Electric payphone of the same vintage. The dial is Automatic Electric.

Judging by the coin gauge and coin return button, I'd say that's a later 190 series, probably from the mid '50s. How complete is it inside?
Christian Petterson

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