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Offline liteamorn

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Re: Storing & Organizing Lots of Phones
« Reply #60 on: April 07, 2012, 09:09:41 PM »
Terry,

I was referring to the picture of your boxed phones , on one of your boxes the description is AE 50's as in plural (3rd row from the left, on the bottom). I just thought WOW, a box full of AE 50's (my favorite wall phone).

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Re: Storing & Organizing Lots of Phones
« Reply #61 on: April 08, 2012, 11:16:55 AM »
Oh I get it now. Actually they are BrinyBay's boxes of phones. I can't help myself either, I read "box of AE 50's" and I have to know where, who, when, why....

AE 50's are one of my fav wall phones too. Another is the AE 183 Space Saver. AE got it right in many instances.

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Re: Storing & Organizing Lots of Phones
« Reply #62 on: April 12, 2012, 04:08:42 AM »
I remember when Briny had a grand total of TWO old phones.  Now look at him!

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=669.msg7787#msg7787
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Re: Storing & Organizing Lots of Phones
« Reply #63 on: April 12, 2012, 12:45:39 PM »
I remember when Briny had a grand total of TWO old phones.  Now look at him!

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=669.msg7787#msg7787

Funny, I was looking at that thread just yesterday!  I'm up to around 65 phones now.  Here's that 500 now:
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Re: Storing & Organizing Lots of Phones
« Reply #64 on: September 29, 2012, 04:20:08 AM »
It is at least 2 ways of thinking:

Should you have the perfect phone, just like it came from the maker. Put it up to display, and please don't touch!

Or

Should you just clean and repair to a nice condition, having a phone "telling" a story about use, and misuse during a loooong life, and still survived.

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Re: Storing & Organizing Lots of Phones
« Reply #65 on: September 29, 2012, 01:49:54 PM »
It is at least 2 ways of thinking:

Should you have the perfect phone, just like it came from the maker. Put it up to display, and please don't touch!

Or

Should you just clean and repair to a nice condition, having a phone "telling" a story about use, and misuse during a loooong life, and still survived.

dsk

I'm in the second category.  I'll clean them up as well as I can, and prefer them to be functioning if at all possible.  The most I ever did to a phone to bring it back to life was that 5302 I got for $5 at a yard sale a couple years ago. (http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=3039.0)

There are a few that I have that are display only due to their fragility or some other reason, e.g. my avatar for one.  The brown 500 will eventually be in a display only mode, simply because of it's rarity, but for now it's ok to use.  
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Re: Storing & Organizing Lots of Phones
« Reply #66 on: September 29, 2012, 02:16:12 PM »
My thoughts are, because of the difficulty in establishing ALL ORIGINAL, I fix my phones up with, matching year components, and make them as close to new, as I possibly can. I keep a log of sorts to document components that need to be up[dated because a transmitter may be the wrong date, then if I obtain the proper parts I change it. I keep all of my project phones, in Priority mail boxes, number them, and keep that box number and it's contents detailed in the log. So at any time if I'm looking for a particular item, I can pretty much find it. I will log all of the particulars for that phone. Below is an example of my systems log sheet. I made them up myself.
Example, Say I need to find a C2A Ringer for a 5-52 500, I go to my log book, Photo 1. Then go to my storage area, and get box #28, Photo 2. It took some time, but boy it sure saves more time.
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Re: Storing & Organizing Lots of Phones
« Reply #67 on: September 29, 2012, 02:27:42 PM »
Briny I am with you on having multiple projects going on at once!  Still trying to finish up my green 500 with a turquoise and red 500 next to it in pieces. In addition, I have a couple RCA 75X series radios (one of which is featured in Dial M for Murder). Also, I have 2 princess phones in pieces. And lastly, I have a Telechron Cathedral clock in pieces...
By the way your mahogany 500 looks great!

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Re: Storing & Organizing Lots of Phones
« Reply #68 on: September 30, 2012, 01:43:55 AM »
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By the way your mahogany 500 looks great!

All I did was use Doug's favorite polish, Avon SSS.  It works great on plastic too.  I was just going to wipe off the thick coating of dust with a dry rag, but the Avon was sitting right there, so I just put a dab on a micro-fiber cloth and wiped it down.  I have to say I like the result.
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Re: Storing & Organizing Lots of Phones
« Reply #69 on: September 30, 2012, 11:24:44 AM »
I have a similar system to Dan/Panther's, only my priority mail boxes are scattered all over the place (or in transit) and I do not keep a log. ::)
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Re: Storing & Organizing Lots of Phones
« Reply #70 on: September 30, 2012, 01:36:10 PM »
   

    I think there is a common thread here.....
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Re: Storing & Organizing Lots of Phones
« Reply #71 on: September 30, 2012, 01:51:47 PM »
I think there is a common thread here.....

What's that - no wonder USPS is going bankrupt?  :)
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Re: Storing & Organizing Lots of Phones
« Reply #72 on: September 30, 2012, 02:25:57 PM »
SACRILEDGE!!!!    >:(


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Re: Storing & Organizing Lots of Phones
« Reply #73 on: September 30, 2012, 02:33:20 PM »
Well hopefully most are recycled USPS boxes rather than new boxes. I've even had the USPS lady complain at me for reusing priority boxes to ship items but it doesn't deter me from reusing and recycling.

Terry
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Re: Storing & Organizing Lots of Phones
« Reply #74 on: September 30, 2012, 04:18:00 PM »
Terry ,
   Thanks for pointing that out , mine are all recycled boxes. I too was informed that USPS issued boxes should not be reused as there is a chance previous labels , tape ,etc could cause a problem.
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