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Offline Scott

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Re: Scott K. collection
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2019, 08:20:53 PM »
Interesting to hear about the production numbers Jim. Here is some back story on some of them. The erotica came from across the pond a couple of years ago. I have another one that is painted differently. It has a gold painted look. I believe there is a one on eBay right now from Australia that is different looking all together. The bird phones don't have any markings. The owl has a plate on the the front that says it is an owl. The eagle looks like it used to have a plate. The owl came from Canada. Here is the story about the Pink Panther phone. My Dad knew someone that owned a premium supply company. This is a company that supplied banks and such with toasters, (Pink Panther phones), or blenders when someone opened and account. (this is just an example to give you the idea of what I'm talking about). He would call my Dad to come get everything that was broken, returned or left over from time to time. My Dad would fix and sell what he could and trash the rest. One day he came home with a pick up truck filled with Pink Panther phones, most still in the box. (My opinion here, these things are not made very well. Even if they work they don't work well.) He fixed what he could. He would sell one from time to time. He would have yard sales and sell them for $2.00 each. This is the last one he had. It works. It has never seen daylight so it isn't faded like every other one I've seen. Including the one currently listed on eBay. He gave this to my oldest daughter. Which by the way was the person responsible for getting me hooked on collecting telephones. To get back at her I think I will leave her all my telephone stuff in my will. :) Thanks for giving me the opportunity to tell this story. I enjoyed writing about it.

Scott K.
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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2019, 07:45:17 PM »
This is another one that sits out all the time. The only other one I've seen was listed on ebay recently. It would be cooler if the torch lit up. But it doesn't.
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Offline HarrySmith

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« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2019, 08:29:25 PM »
Nice. You could probably add a LED to the torch if you really want to.
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« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2019, 10:59:47 PM »
Thank you Harry but I know me and I would never get around to it. All the best.

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« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2019, 10:56:51 PM »
On my desk. It works but I suspect the insides have been bypassed or maybe taken out.

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Offline HarrySmith

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« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2019, 11:22:27 PM »
At least it makes good book end ;D
Have you tried opening it up? The locks look like they may be dummies. Probably open with a screwdriver.
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« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2019, 11:39:42 PM »
No I haven't, but good catch I'm using it for a bookend! :). It came from an estate sale from an ex Bell employee. I picked up some very cool stuff from telephones to vintage advertising.

Scott K.

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« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2019, 08:50:10 PM »
Update 5/10/19. I am beginning to put this display away and put up something new.

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« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2019, 11:32:27 PM »
5-15-19. New display. Tenite (soft plastic) 500s.

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« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2019, 10:03:20 AM »
Very nice, Scott!  I see your black set is an early one with the small-font “operator”.  It sure looks to be in very nice condition too!
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« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2019, 10:33:48 AM »
Nice collection. I see the Rose Beige has a straight Gray handset cord. What year is it? Is the line cord matching?
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« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2019, 07:59:51 AM »
Very nice, Scott!  I see your black set is an early one with the small-font “operator”.  It sure looks to be in very nice condition too!

Thank you Paul, it has late 1950, early 1951 dates and was super clean on the inside.

Regards,
Scott K.

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« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2019, 08:04:16 AM »
Nice collection. I see the Rose Beige has a straight Gray handset cord. What year is it? Is the line cord matching?

Thank you Harry. It is a date matching 1954 and the line cord matches as well. It received the FOTM this past January! Very lucky eBay find.

Regards,
Scott K.