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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Is this legitimate?
« on: February 02, 2010, 08:31:21 PM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130363939088

Is this really a 1930s candlestick?  Who is the manufacturer?

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Re: Is this legitimate?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010, 09:16:10 PM »
The receiver is the same shape as a British receiver, but I've never seen a British receiver that poorly made.  I know they were reproduced at one time, just like ours were in the 1970s, but I just don't know enough about them to say what this one is.  It does look rather cheaply constructed, though--the perch uprights are roughly cast, and that bolt looks awfully "hardware store-ish." 
« Last Edit: February 02, 2010, 09:18:58 PM by bingster »
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Offline Steve

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Re: Is this legitimate?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010, 09:51:54 PM »
 Even if it is real, IMHO, it's so poorly made you would not want it.
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Re: Is this legitimate?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010, 11:40:00 PM »
Looks to me to be made of bits and pieces of various manufacturers.
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Re: Is this legitimate?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2010, 02:06:15 AM »
Looks to me to be made of bits and pieces of various manufacturers.

I guess you are right, I have one simular, and it may hve been made by parts by  somone living in ?????.  not worth anything, just for fun.

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Re: Is this legitimate?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2010, 05:29:24 AM »
These are/were made in India are are reproductions. Some use "authentic" parts like dials. Dials that were originally not on candle stick telephones.

See also:
http://www.britishtelephones.com/identify/candle1.htm

source:
http://www.britishtelephones.com/reproind.htm
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Is this legitimate?
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2010, 08:22:00 AM »
Thank you, everyone.  I was suspicious, especially since the lines on the receiver remind me of cheap brasswork from India.  I wonder if the seller really thinks that the phone is "genuine".


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Re: Is this legitimate?
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2010, 12:59:39 PM »
The back of the dial looks very out of place.
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