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Offline poplar1

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Contempra -- 50th Anniversary
« on: December 04, 2018, 07:49:38 AM »
2018 is the 50th anniversary of the Northern Electric Contempra.

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/remembering-an-iconic-ottawa-creation-50-years-later
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"C'est pas une restauration, c'est une rénovation."--François Martin.

Offline Duffy

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Re: Contempra -- 50th Anniversary
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 08:42:20 AM »
With every good story, you need a good picture. :)
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Re: Contempra -- 50th Anniversary
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 02:14:27 PM »
Nice collection!
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Re: Contempra -- 50th Anniversary
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 03:51:00 PM »
Very nice selection of sets. Why do you have the housing off a couple sets? So people can see in insides??
Long time back I had an NOS ITT  2500 in clear, it took about six months to find a clear face plate on a brown set of all things, in a yard sale. I wish I had kept it... I even found a completely clear H4DU handset cord for it as well.

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Re: Contempra -- 50th Anniversary
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 11:04:18 AM »
Very nice selection of sets. Why do you have the housing off a couple sets? So people can see in insides??

The reason for the open Contempra's is that one is a prototype and the others are engineering samples.
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Re: Contempra -- 50th Anniversary
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2018, 11:44:33 AM »
Oh, very nice. Thanks for the explanation.

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Re: Contempra -- 50th Anniversary
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2018, 12:17:16 PM »
I'm surprised you don't have a leather one in your collection. Are they rare?

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Re: Contempra -- 50th Anniversary
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2018, 12:39:07 PM »
I'm surprised you don't have a leather one in your collection. Are they rare?


There is a leather one in there. :)
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Re: Contempra -- 50th Anniversary
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2018, 04:35:20 PM »
Sorry, my mistake  ;D

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Re: Contempra -- 50th Anniversary
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 03:08:59 AM »
 ;D I've still got my harvest gold one! love it! so classic!
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Re: Contempra -- 50th Anniversary
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2018, 07:15:58 AM »
I want one....
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Re: Contempra -- 50th Anniversary
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2018, 12:53:27 AM »
I want one....

BENNY! (Only one?)

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Re: Contempra -- 50th Anniversary
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2018, 06:49:16 AM »
BENNY! (Only one?)

Terry

Well....That'd be a good start.
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Re: Contempra -- 50th Anniversary
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2018, 04:28:23 PM »
« Last Edit: December 09, 2018, 05:25:23 PM by Duffy »
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