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Offline Pourme

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Dial-EZE Finger wheel inserts
« on: May 17, 2018, 09:50:25 PM »
This phone is on eBay now. Nothing particularly interesting about the phone itself, but Iíve never seen those finger wheel inserts before.

Guess they are for looks but would make the holes smaller, not good for big fingers.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F263695791885
« Last Edit: May 19, 2018, 02:18:55 AM by AE_Collector »
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Re: Finger wheel inserts
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 11:12:14 PM »
That is weird Benny.
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Re: Finger wheel inserts
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2018, 07:55:35 AM »
This phone is on eBay now. Nothing particularly interesting about the phone itself, but Iíve never seen those finger wheel inserts before.

Guess they are for looks but would make the holes smaller, not good for big fingers.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F263695791885
They were originally made of nickel-plated brass, and actually rotate with your finger-tip when you dial. If Gary Goff is on here, maybe he will send us a photo of the set that is still on the original card that he has in one of his displays? I suspect they were to protect your finger-tips from injury from repetitive dialing.
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Re: Finger wheel inserts
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2018, 08:21:11 AM »
IIRC they were advertised to protect ladies fingernails.
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Re: Finger wheel inserts
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 03:56:12 PM »
Here are two models on the point-of-sale cards.

The first is the plastic version, like the ones on your set.

The second is the metal version.  Gary has his framed in oak, so it looks nicer. You can see it on his site:
   http://www.telephonecollector.info/collectionsite/attachments/
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Re: Finger wheel inserts
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 04:10:07 PM »
I like how that second card says "No wrong numbers"...Ha!

Thanks for posting...

I didn't know they exist!
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Re: Finger wheel inserts
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 04:16:29 PM »
I guess I have a few functioning brain cells remaining! "Protects Fingernails"
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Re: Finger wheel inserts
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2018, 09:33:12 PM »
I guess I have a few functioning brain cells remaining! "Protects Fingernails"
Harry...three girls including Jan....manicures...nail polish....protects the nails....three grandaughters as well.....Doug
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