Author Topic: PTT 24 French Desk Set with Larger AE Style Dial  (Read 736 times)

Offline Doug Rose

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Re: PTT 24 French Desk Set with Larger AE Style Dial
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2018, 08:33:17 AM »
Here is one on eBay that needs Jeff's handiwork..... badly. Wrong handset and a really high price....Doug



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Offline FABphones

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Re: PTT 24 French Desk Set with Larger AE Style Dial
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2018, 02:22:59 PM »
Yikes. At that price I wouldn't have to sell many to holiday in the states twice a year, and I'd still have enough money left over to fill a suitcase with Bakelite goodies (and of course, Twinkies to pad them out).  ;)

Just out of interest, what would one of these usually sell for?
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Offline Ktownphoneco

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Re: PTT 24 French Desk Set with Larger AE Style Dial
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2018, 03:17:48 PM »
I was surprised to find not only one, but "two" of these sets on Old Phone Works web site (both out of stock though). (1) https://www.oldphoneworks.com/french-cradle-telephone-mother-in-law-receiver-chrome.html
And (2) https://www.oldphoneworks.com/french-cradle-telephone-mother-in-law-receiver.html

On another point of interest on these sets with the A.E. type dials, the actual size of the dial and finger wheel is slightly different than that found here in North America.   The dials were, I was told, made under license from Automatic Electric, but they made them slightly bigger, or smaller, I can't remember which, and I have no idea why.

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Re: PTT 24 French Desk Set with Larger AE Style Dial
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2018, 05:37:04 AM »
I must be missing something. I wonder why the phone with the wrong (French, but later) dial has the higher price.

I've already decided, I'm getting myself another of these. Although the same design, I see them with small changes in detail (this is a phone I don't find too difficult to source). So I can keep to my rule of 'no two phones the same'.

Yesterday I was lucky enough to find a really nice display cabinet. A huge sheet of mirrored glass to the rear, glass front and sides, and glass shelves. This style of phone with the nice listener to the rear will display well in there. I really do like this design.  :)

*The extra listener was added to the design of phones in France because the quality on rural lines was poor. The way to use the device was to hold the handset to the ear as normal, and with your free hand hold the additional listening piece to the other ear. This helped improve the quality of what was being heard on the line. Over the years the phones changed design, but the rear earpiece stayed. Many 'old' lines were still in use.
A collector of  'Monochrome Phones with Sepia Tones'
...and a Duck!
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I don't collect Red Phones  ...they are starting to collect me
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Vintage Phones - 10% man made, 90% Tribble