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Offline Babybearjs

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Re: Clear Telephones (by Jim S.)
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2016, 07:57:24 PM »
who has the clear 564/65? I remember seeing it on ebay..... who has it now??
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Re: Clear Telephones (by Jim S.)
« Reply #31 on: March 10, 2016, 12:15:00 PM »
This one? It's a Kellogg DK564
Sold on Jan 20, 2015
Jim
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Re: Clear Telephones (by Jim S.)
« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2016, 07:47:32 PM »
too bad there aren't more of these.... beautiful.
John

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Re: Clear Telephones (by Jim S.)
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2016, 08:27:36 PM »
too bad there aren't more of these.... beautiful.
I hate to say it, but if there were, you wouldn't want one quite as much! ;)
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Re: Clear Telephones (by Jim S.)
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2016, 09:06:12 AM »
too bad there aren't more of these.... beautiful.
I hate to say it, but if there were, you wouldn't want one quite as much! ;)

Very true.

In fact, I think, if clear telephone housings had been a standard catalog item and were plentiful, they'd probably be the least desirable, and take the place of light beige.  I find nothing particularly attractive about them, rather the opposite, the plastics are invariably discolored into brown-yellow, except for Arwin's recent nice find.  Rarity alone is not a good enough reason for me to fight over one with money. There are many other rare things in life and nature that are prettier.

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Re: Clear Telephones (by Jim S.)
« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2016, 12:34:50 AM »
I think i am getting a phone woody
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Re: Clear Telephones (by Jim S.)
« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2017, 01:50:46 AM »
My First Ever Clear!! :)
Phones, Who Knew! :)

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Re: Clear Telephones (by Jim S.)
« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2017, 07:27:50 AM »
Congrats!...EBAY find?
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Re: Clear Telephones (by Jim S.)
« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2017, 06:49:39 PM »
My First Ever Clear!! :)
That is a "branded"  Northern Telecom 2500 ( I think E). I was told they made a large run of the 2500 ( E?) sets and the final run was the smoky tint clear sets. The smoke tint run was  for the employees that were making them.  I think Northern did the same on some of the other sets. In my opinion,They are harder to find the a WE 2500 in clear .
Good find,
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Re: Clear Telephones (by Jim S.)
« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2017, 07:40:48 PM »
     Heres the Base of the 2500 Smoked... and You are correct, it was for the employees, It was an Ebay purchase, originally for the Displayphone you see in the pics,i emailed to see if it worked, and the seller and I got chatty, I ended up with all 4 items, he was selling them for a friend, whos father was an Executive at Northern in Toronto Ontario years ago and they had been sitting in the basement for years!
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