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This AE has to be rare ó> 890 Data Set
« on: December 31, 2017, 12:58:48 PM »
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This caught my attention when I saw it on EBAY. Why would they even produce such a phone?

It has to be rare. Iíd be interested in your comments.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F232611155324
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Re: This AE has to be rare
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2017, 01:06:18 PM »
A non-factory conversion of an AE speakerphone?  Notice the Philips head screws used in the front which I don't think AE would have used in that location on a phone.
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Re: This AE has to be rare
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2017, 01:09:08 PM »
Stan Schreier build something like that before:

https://atcaonline.com/ttpad.html

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Re: This AE has to be rare
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017, 02:29:34 PM »
I have seen these before. I think it is a real set.
You dial into an automated "order" system. Then you use the TT pad to place your order.



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Re: This AE has to be rare
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2017, 02:31:58 PM »
AE 890 Data Phone. Built in the 880 Speakerphone case thus maybe that had something to do with the model number being 890. I have that phone in the same Sand Beige colour. The faceplates on these and 880 speakerphones were always chromed Phillips flat head screws.

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Re: This AE has to be rare
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2017, 03:53:38 PM »
The 890 was a standard AE product for several years.

WE also made a set that had both rotary and tone dials, plus a card dialer.
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Re: This AE has to be rare
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2017, 04:22:48 PM »
Thanks Paul. I hadnít seen the list of colours that 890ís were offered in before. Looks to be identical to the 880 speakerphone colours.

Here is my Sand Beige 890. Note the symbols on the very early AE touchcall unit.

And then, one more phone made in the 880 speakerphone case.

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Re: This AE has to be rare
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2017, 04:33:46 PM »
Beautiful and interesting phones, Terry.

The 890's dial pad is great!

While we're one-upping on the subject of sets using the 880-type housing, here's a very limited edition AE/Western Union data subset. Watch for more photos and two short articles in the January 2018 Singing Wires.
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Re: This AE has to be rare
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2017, 04:48:48 PM »
 Very nice! These are yours?

Iíve seen the advertisement for the Western Union set but never the real thing! And yours is gray rather than Beige? Maybe you made it Gray as I think you had several gray housing kits?

I think I recall seeing a gold flashed 880 on eBay once...very nice. Are itís good cords painted?

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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2017, 05:40:28 PM »
Very nice! These are yours?

Iíve seen the advertisement for the Western Union set but never the real thing! And yours is gray rather than Beige? Maybe you made it Gray as I think you had several gray housing kits?

I think I recall seeing a gold flashed 880 on eBay once...very nice. Are itís good cords painted?


They are mine. The photo is a shelf of my current display. It wasn't wide enough to include the 890, so it's still in the box.

The WU set is exactly as I received it. I'm still looking for documentation and other sets to compare features.

I suspect the 880's cords are painted gold, but there's no obvious evidence like streaks or drips.
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Re: This AE has to be rare ó> 890 Data Set
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2018, 07:12:16 PM »
I was the 1st one to bid on this phone, hoping it would fly under the radar but the price is getting high.
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Re: This AE has to be rare ó> 890 Data Set
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2018, 07:29:01 PM »
Yep!....$51.00 with 2 days to go...
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Re: This AE has to be rare ó> 890 Data Set
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2018, 07:39:06 PM »
I havenít watched one on eBay for quite a few years but I would say back then typically anywhere from $60 to $100 give or take.

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Re: This AE has to be rare ó> 890 Data Set
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2018, 07:56:19 PM »
Yep!....$51.00 with 2 days to go...

It's in #15 position on CW with 29 watchers. End time might be interesting.
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Re: This AE has to be rare ó> 890 Data Set
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2018, 09:08:01 PM »
It's in #15 position on CW with 29 watchers. End time might be interesting.

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