Author Topic: Nice Chromed Signal Corps Toaster Phone on Shopgoodwill  (Read 803 times)

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Nice Chromed Signal Corps Toaster Phone on Shopgoodwill
« on: February 03, 2018, 10:31:33 PM »
This is really a beautiful phone! Did a forum member get it?

https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/48484046

I've read Dougs various threads about his toasters, including his rare-as-hens-teeth red toaster.

I didn't realize they were metal like the old 302's. Must be a heavy rascal.

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Re: Nice Chromed Signal Corps Toaster Phone on Shopgoodwill
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 07:48:40 AM »
That is SC handset on this beauty.....Doug
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Re: Nice Chromed Signal Corps Toaster Phone on Shopgoodwill
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2018, 09:30:56 AM »
The orgional military Conn  handsets were made of a bad quality plastic. Plastic would not buff well

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Re: Nice Chromed Signal Corps Toaster Phone on Shopgoodwill
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 09:40:42 AM »
I agree....I made that mistake....I thought it was bakelite and melted one with stripper
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Re: Nice Chromed Signal Corps Toaster Phone on Shopgoodwill
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2018, 04:56:11 PM »
I dont see many other colors than black on auction sites...

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Re: Nice Chromed Signal Corps Toaster Phone on Shopgoodwill
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 05:13:48 PM »
I dont see many other colors than black on auction sites...

Gray is  the 2nd most common color for these. I have seen gray as plastic as well as metal.
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Re: Nice Chromed Signal Corps Toaster Phone on Shopgoodwill
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 07:44:43 PM »
The grey plastic ones were not military sets (TP6A) but CTE 1000 sets. There were some  red painted metal sets with red plastic handsets but cannot remember the model number

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Re: Nice Chromed Signal Corps Toaster Phone on Shopgoodwill
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2018, 09:16:43 PM »
The auction said the Chrome one weighed 14 pounds! so I'm guessing it's metal. Sure is a sweet looking phone. Would look great under a neon light in the kitchen...

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Re: Nice Chromed Signal Corps Toaster Phone on Shopgoodwill
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2018, 12:03:42 PM »
The chrome toaster went for $102, the same price as the red AE 40. Some body must be bidding $101 as their maximum bid. Was this you Butch?
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Re: Nice Chromed Signal Corps Toaster Phone on Shopgoodwill
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2018, 12:42:10 PM »
The chrome toaster went for $102, the same price as the red AE 40. Some body must be bidding $101 as their maximum bid. Was this you Butch?

I swear I never saw that 40....Was it on shopgoodwill.com??? Date??

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Re: Nice Chromed Signal Corps Toaster Phone on Shopgoodwill
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2018, 11:27:41 PM »
Yes, ended on 2/2/18.
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Re: Nice Chromed Signal Corps Toaster Phone on Shopgoodwill
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2018, 01:51:37 PM »
Yes, ended on 2/2/18.

must have been in a different search string or something....I checked everything

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Re: Nice Chromed Signal Corps Toaster Phone on Shopgoodwill
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2018, 07:17:56 PM »
I've noticed the standard black color models don't go for much...Haven't seen a chrome on eBay before....I've seen several gray one's where you could tell there was red paint underneath.....

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Re: Nice Chromed Signal Corps Toaster Phone on Shopgoodwill
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2018, 09:22:41 PM »
Old Phone Works has them in various colors including chrome.

     http://www.oldphoneworks.com/connecticut/

Old Phone Shop had them, one or two, and they were on eBay but are not listed now so maybe sold out.

     http://www.oldphoneshop.com/

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Re: Nice Chromed Signal Corps Toaster Phone on Shopgoodwill
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2018, 10:10:12 PM »
Old Phone Works has them in various colors including chrome.

     http://www.oldphoneworks.com/connecticut/

Old Phone Shop had them, one or two, and they were on eBay but are not listed now so maybe sold out.

     http://www.oldphoneshop.com/


Did they originally come in those many different colors? I've only ever heard of Gray, Black, Red, and Chrome being the natural factory colors....I don't know.