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Offline Whitcrane76

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Still in service
« on: June 09, 2019, 08:05:57 PM »
Not sure if this topic already exists but I think it would make a good one.  Photos of old phones still in service (not in your collection). Iíll start with this one I took the other day, 1966 554 still serving with AT&T. 
Start looking and letís see what you find.

Offline andre_janew

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Re: Still in service
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2019, 08:51:26 PM »
We all have that one phone in our collection which is used every day.  For me, that would be my Western Electric 1554.

Offline Babybearjs

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Re: Still in service
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2019, 11:02:33 PM »
 :) with me, its my entire system! keeping the old 1960's vintage telephones up and running! 444's, 445's, 544's 564's 2565's and my favorite, the 2544! (3 line touch tone!) plus my "antique" key system! (1960's)!
John

Offline CanadianGuy

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Re: Still in service
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2019, 11:50:35 PM »
I'd love to know what purpose these sets have (or had?) Even in small offices, I see rows of similar or identical phones. I'm guessing they were for testing intra office trunks and such?

Online shadow67

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Re: Still in service
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2019, 08:11:45 AM »
Here is one from my office...

Offline Key2871

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Re: Still in service
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2019, 04:10:39 PM »
My 551-C is still going strong. Had this for over twenty years still going and to keep it in working order, I have spair parts for it.
KEN

Offline AT2796

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Re: Still in service
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2019, 06:47:43 PM »
I donít think this is what Whitcrane76 meant but Iím sure he will find it as amusing as I do. 110 year old cable, the 1940 cable is also still in service.
Andy

Offline Whitcrane76

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Re: Still in service
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 09:43:59 PM »
I donít think this is what Whitcrane76 meant but Iím sure he will find it as amusing as I do. 110 year old cable, the 1940 cable is also still in service.

Not what I was talking about but I like it.  Bellsouth used to say cable paid for itself in about 7 years, so do the math!
  I was really just looking for day to day spottings of old phones still in use. If you see one, snap a picture.

Offline Babybearjs

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Re: Still in service
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2019, 09:28:23 PM »
My 551-C is in storage for now... if my 1A1 system ever totally dies on me, I have a backup!
John