Author Topic: Odd European (Antwerp??) Western elctric phone for sale  (Read 180 times)

Offline dsk

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Odd European (Antwerp??) Western elctric phone for sale
« on: July 11, 2019, 08:22:52 AM »

Offline RB

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Re: Odd European (Antwerp??) Western elctric phone for sale
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 09:08:50 AM »
looks like it has a banana handle lol :)

Offline HowardPgh

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Re: Odd European (Antwerp??) Western elctric phone for sale
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 10:02:29 AM »
This one looks painted shabby chic.
Howard

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Re: Odd European (Antwerp??) Western elctric phone for sale
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2019, 10:52:02 AM »
... only seen these in black:

I think it was before someone attacked it with white paint!
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Offline countryman

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Re: Odd European (Antwerp??) Western elctric phone for sale
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2019, 11:05:13 AM »
According to Matilo's page the type was built by BTMC in Antwerp, but also in North America and other European places:
http://www.matilo.eu/3-the-phones/voor-1926/btmc-2652/?lang=en
Especially danish or belgian phones often went to "refurbishers" for a second life in the antique business.
http://www.matilo.eu/3-the-phones/1960-1975-plastictijdperk/expoga-d30/?lang=en

Offline Jack Ryan

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Re: Odd European (Antwerp??) Western elctric phone for sale
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2019, 09:31:56 PM »
According to Matilo's page the type was built by BTMC in Antwerp, but also in North America and other European places:

North American production only existed for a short period during and immediately after WW1 when the BTMC factory was out of action. Telephones made there were not used in North America; they were sent to fulfil BTMC orders.

Jack