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Offline Jester

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A Peach of a Plum ( Maroon) North Electric
« on: November 11, 2017, 07:52:24 PM »
At the request of a fellow member, I am posting some after photos of my maroon Galion 7h6.  I (re)discovered it recently, and couldn't stand leaving as found any longer.  It had been sprayed gloss black along the way, and the cords-- :o!  The paint left after a coat of 3M Safest Stripper.  The 5J dial cleaned up nicely, apart from a hairline crack from the inside ring through the inside spoke at #5 finger hole.  The most time was spent on the cords-- I wanted them to match the Bakelite.  It took a few tries(it didn't help that I was trying for maroon using an OPW ivory handset cord and an original brown 300 type line cord), but I finally got the results I was looking for.  I apologize for my iPad camera quality.
Stephen
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Re: A Peach of a Plum ( Maroon) North Electric
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 09:07:16 PM »
Stephen....absolutely beautiful.....Doug
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Re: A Peach of a Plum ( Maroon) North Electric
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 10:36:48 PM »
Great job Stephen.
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Re: A Peach of a Plum ( Maroon) North Electric
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 10:03:37 AM »
Good job, excellent results! You should be proud!
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Re: A Peach of a Plum ( Maroon) North Electric
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 10:22:32 AM »
Beautiful phone, Stephen!

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Re: A Peach of a Plum ( Maroon) North Electric
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 04:54:10 PM »
Thank you all for the kudos.  As an update, I discovered the ringer is of the party line frequency variety.  I thought I wouldn't know what that was, then remembered that the factory paint stenciled on the base of the phone had been drawn through with marker pencil.  In addition, someone had marked what I thought was $30.00 to the left of this scratched out information.  After playing with the connected phone and thinking that marking looked odd, I have decided it wasn't a dollar value.  With the other info. marked through, I thought it possible this was a refurbisher's doing, and the marking I mistook for a price was actually a ringer value-- 30 cycles.  My confusion came from the writer's shorthand for cycles-- it curiously looked like 2 zeros, but not quite.  Below is a closeup of the base showing the markings.  Unfortunately, the ringer value in shorthand is gone, scrubbed off when I polished the rest of the base :(.
Also of interest, I found a date stamp of 06 57 inside the transmitter cup of the handset and Jan 58 inside the back face of the body.  The baseplate is stamped 51 clearly, the month is either 3 or 8-- too blurry to be sure.

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Re: A Peach of a Plum ( Maroon) North Electric
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2017, 05:31:12 PM »
Stephen....wire it up and see....sometimes they work, maybe a little low...but rings You can put a 302 ringer in, but it would be a shame to play with such a great phone. Get a new camera my friend....Doug
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Re: A Peach of a Plum ( Maroon) North Electric
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2017, 01:10:16 AM »
I finally finished my custom dial card for this one.  This is the official seal for Danielle's alma mater.  Two pics-- one overview and one closeup.
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Re: A Peach of a Plum ( Maroon) North Electric
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2017, 01:19:25 AM »
And when sitting on a table, they look like this:
            John . . .