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$760 TYPE 85!!! (Correction-291)
« on: July 14, 2018, 12:09:14 AM »
A really nice TYPE 85 fiddleback with a bevelled 7-digit, but $760!!!  WOot!!!
« Last Edit: July 14, 2018, 11:00:54 PM by Sargeguy »
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Re: $760 TYPE 85!!!
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2018, 12:34:15 AM »
Here is a nice one I bought for $300 last month.  I also paid $227 for a bevelled 7-digit transmitter last week, but it had a TYPE 288A attached to it.

The one in the auction has a steer horn hook, but it was not an older type, just a normal TYPE 85 with some nice parts (An older one would have holes for a small celluloid L&LD bell on the left side right above the writing shelf).
« Last Edit: July 14, 2018, 11:03:43 PM by Sargeguy »
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Re: $760 TYPE 85!!!
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 12:41:08 AM »
I just noticed that the top has been shortened by about five inches, probably an expedient means of removing the three binding posts/terminals.  That is why you cannot see the usual holes for the original 242 arm, the top one is missing and the other one is covered by the #10 arm, which is placed lower than usual.  Normally they would just screw the new arm on using the holes left by the original.:o
« Last Edit: July 14, 2018, 12:46:21 AM by Sargeguy »
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Re: $760 TYPE 85!!!
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 08:30:12 AM »
I was watching that one also.  the wiring diagram says its a model 291 - also the mounting brackets for the shelf look pretty new.  It seemed to be a nice parts phone that sold way too high.
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Re: $760 TYPE 85!!!
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2018, 02:48:43 PM »
I did not notice the tag, so it is a CA Electrical Works 291, which explaind the bidding war.  How did you get that picture?  I canít view the closed auction photos.
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Re: $760 TYPE 85!!!
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2018, 04:34:37 PM »
I can still see all the pictures.  Do you want me to post the pictures here?
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Re: $760 TYPE 85!!!
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2018, 06:55:11 PM »
Sure!
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Re: $760 TYPE 85!!!
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2018, 08:39:02 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2018, 08:40:01 PM »
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Re: $760 TYPE 85!!!
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2018, 10:10:58 PM »
Looks like a chopped down WE TYPE 85, doesnít have the original flat condenser and the back has been routered.  The back does look a little different from a dtandard modified TYPE 85. So maybe the TYPE 291 just replaced the backboard on a TYPE 85??? Also, look at the binding posts that the receiver cord attaches too-they are (moved?) inside the phone and are not the usual type used on a TYPE 85.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2018, 11:00:12 PM by Sargeguy »
Greg Sargeant
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