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Offline tubaman

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Good job they pointed out the defect!
« on: May 19, 2019, 04:15:51 AM »
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/old-phone-746-style-in-grey/254235815407

"old style phone for sale
the dial returns OK
apart from the hole in bottom corner there is no splits or cracks in casing
I don't think it's been converted
the white on the top right of the dial is the remnants of a sticker
a couple of holes in the handset, (I don't know if they are meant to be there)
needs working on"


It's only a very small hole after all!!
 ;D

« Last Edit: May 19, 2019, 04:23:16 AM by tubaman »

Offline compubit

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Re: Good job they pointed out the defect!
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2019, 09:08:53 AM »
Heck, I didn’t even notice it! 🤣🤣🤣
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Offline twocvbloke

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Re: Good job they pointed out the defect!
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2019, 09:57:34 AM »
Could be handy for the Handset No.5, although that version does require a battery to operate it, so there's probably some extra wiring inside that makes the phone a little different to a standard 746... :)

But yeah, just a little hole there... ;D

EDIT:
The handset could be a 14A, hard to tell the difference from the outside...
« Last Edit: May 19, 2019, 10:14:28 AM by twocvbloke »

Offline FABphones

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Re: Good job they pointed out the defect!
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2019, 11:03:47 AM »
It may well reappear ‘upcycled’ with a stick on plastic plant ‘growing’ out of the hole.

Me - gotta be a toy mouse coming out of there. After all, there is a mouse hole around the back....  ;D
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Offline Key2871

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Re: Good job they pointed out the defect!
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2019, 11:10:54 AM »
For me, I think it's a hoot that they are trying to sell it with out the words "for parts" in the description header.
Because it's quite obvious that the set is a parts phone.
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Offline twocvbloke

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Re: Good job they pointed out the defect!
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2019, 11:23:25 AM »
Because it's quite obvious that the set is a parts phone.

New replacement shells can be had, so take that one off, polish up the surviving plastic parts, apply a new shell, done... :)

But the two-tone grey is such a common colour that, yeah, more likely to become parts than a fixer-upper, or as FAB says, as an upcycled item...  ;D

Offline twocvbloke

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Re: Good job they pointed out the defect!
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2019, 11:45:25 PM »
Hmm, just been having anther look at this one (thinking of it for possible parts to repair my 1/764), and looking at the red BT label and what it's covering up, I think the base of this phone used to be a 2/764, which used the blue battery for the pushbutton dial, and as Pye-TMC (Manufacturer code GNA) made the 2/ version, much like my "Yeoman" 8746 chocolate brown former-740, it definitely looks to have been upcycled already at least once in its' life!!! ;D

Amazing the things one notices when bored at 4 in the morning...  ;D
« Last Edit: May 26, 2019, 12:11:12 AM by twocvbloke »