Author Topic: OUCH! WE hershey kiss stick perch cut off horizontally  (Read 388 times)

Offline Doug Rose

  • ***
  • Posts: 7792
  • Blondie & the Kid of Phone
OUCH! WE hershey kiss stick perch cut off horizontally
« on: August 18, 2018, 12:27:43 PM »
This is just so sad, hershey kiss perch cut across.  xxx out*229* transmitter destroyed. It was a 20 -S converted to a 20AL by WE converted to trash by someone unaware of what they had. A transmitter to an ashtray. Oh my!

Had a good receiver shell, hook switch assembly and base plate  for $10 it!

I took a lot of work to ruin this beauty!....Doug
Kidphone

Offline Desert Phone Guy

  • *
  • Posts: 151
Re: OUCH! WE hershey kiss stick perch cut off horizontally
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2018, 12:32:38 PM »
Brutal!!

Offline rdelius

  • **
  • Posts: 2228
Re: OUCH! WE hershey kiss stick perch cut off horizontally
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2018, 01:28:29 PM »
I think these were a telephone pioneer project.I have seen others and it took a machine shop to do the metalwork.They were given a old brass or bronze finish

Offline Doug Rose

  • ***
  • Posts: 7792
  • Blondie & the Kid of Phone
Re: OUCH! WE hershey kiss stick perch cut off horizontally
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2018, 06:57:34 PM »
I would love to try to remove the xxx striked *229* plaque, has anyone ever successfully done it. 

I figure, what do I have to lose. Any ideas or tips?....thanks....Doug
Kidphone

Offline rdelius

  • **
  • Posts: 2228
Re: OUCH! WE hershey kiss stick perch cut off horizontally
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2018, 07:56:11 PM »
I have carefully drilled out the crimped back of the rivits that hold the tag.Do  not drill them out through

Offline Doug Rose

  • ***
  • Posts: 7792
  • Blondie & the Kid of Phone
Re: OUCH! WE hershey kiss stick perch cut off horizontally
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2018, 09:37:01 PM »
Thanks Robbie....that was my thought.....as usual.....I do appreciate your vast  knowledge and experience....many thanks.....I will give it a try....Doug
Kidphone

Offline cihensley@aol.com

  • **
  • Posts: 658
Re: OUCH! WE hershey kiss stick perch cut off horizontally
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2018, 10:17:12 AM »
Usually the tag is held on by shoulder rivets. The large end can be driven out of the transmitter with a drift pin. Do each side a little at a time to avoid bending the tag. The only source of correct size shoulder rivets I have found is John Infurna. He apparently had some custom made.

Chuck

Offline Doug Rose

  • ***
  • Posts: 7792
  • Blondie & the Kid of Phone
Re: OUCH! WE hershey kiss stick perch cut off horizontally
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2018, 12:48:12 PM »
thanks Chuck.....so much easier than I thought, I just used a tiny awl to push it out a little on each side. I still need to get a bit more of the plate off, to the naked eye it is brass, with the pic I can see a little of the plate. This was well worth it to me....Doug
Kidphone

Offline WEBellSystemChristian

  • **
  • Posts: 3463
  • Grandpa's 1955 Western Electric 500
Re: OUCH! WE hershey kiss stick perch cut off horizontally
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2018, 03:34:29 PM »
Man, that is sad. It seems like everyone in the '50s destroyed or mutilated anything that would eventually become valuable, yet preserved things like records that would have no individual value whatsoever. :o

At least you saved the tag, Doug! ;)
Christian Petterson

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right" -Henry Ford

Offline Doug Rose

  • ***
  • Posts: 7792
  • Blondie & the Kid of Phone
Re: OUCH! WE hershey kiss stick perch cut off horizontally
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2018, 04:48:31 PM »
I got my $10 out of it....but it still broke my heart to see this....Doug
Kidphone