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Offline rfkimba

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Intermountain Telephone Company flange Ebay #222824466861
« on: February 05, 2018, 05:57:53 AM »
Hi Guys,
I compared the photos of this 11x11 flange on Ebay in excellent condition  to a picture of the  same sign in Bob Alexanders A Collectors Guide to Antique Porcelain Enamel Telephone Signs V3. The  colors   don't quite match the book .  Does this sign look like the real thing to those who have seen it before?
Thanks,
Bob Farber

     https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Intermountain-Telephone-Company-Public-porcelain-double-sided-flange-sign/222824466861
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Re: Intermountain Telephone Company flange Ebay #222824466861
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 09:36:48 AM »
Intermountain telephone kingsport Tn  I have a sign like the one posted.I  remember seeing them when in Kingsport into the 70s
There is also a hubcap sign with a blue long distance sign.

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Re: Intermountain Telephone Company flange Ebay #222824466861
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 11:42:12 AM »
$125.. or less... sign

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Re: Intermountain Telephone Company flange Ebay #222824466861
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 06:40:28 PM »
The eBay sign is the real thing. Many of the pictures in Bab's books are enhanced.
This is the more scarce 11x11 sign. $150+ The 16x16 is more common. While neither of these are considered rare I don't recall seeing these show up on eBay all that often.

I believe this company became part of United Telephone.
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Re: Intermountain Telephone Company flange Ebay #222824466861
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 07:34:27 PM »
Intermountain Telephone in Kingsport  became United Intermountain .Some locals called it intermittant telephone.Main exchange was CIrcle 5 or 7.Had XY switch.Had old tones also.Grandparents had an Ericophone,SC 1243 and a NE500 set.I still have the 1243. Jacks were 1/4 TRS .