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Offline FABphones

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Help to ID this Candlestick please
« on: August 05, 2019, 07:17:57 PM »
Can anyone help to ID this Candlestick please.
Dial missing.
No markings (that I can see on photos), seller unwilling to look inside.
Thanks.
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Re: Help to ID this Candlestick please
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 07:32:24 PM »
It looks like is a bit of a Heinz 57.    Is there a mark on the perch such as "20AL", or "50AL".    The perch, stem and base (even with the extra hole) look Western, but the transmitter cup and faceplate look like they may have originated some place closer to you than to me here in Canada.   The receiver also looks like it belongs to something else as well.     I would like to be more specific, but unfortunately without being able to examine it "in person", that's the best I can do.    A Western 50AL is the dial version of the desk stand, and a 20-AL is the manual version.     But if the set has been assembled from pieces, it could be a combination of parts from both sets.

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Re: Help to ID this Candlestick please
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019, 07:42:22 PM »
I lean towards a WE stick with a non-WE transmitter and cup. This may not be a frankenphone tho. It all depends on the phone company and who they sourced the parts from.
The main portion of the stick does look WE to me as well.
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Re: Help to ID this Candlestick please
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2019, 07:56:04 PM »
Thanks for the fast replies. I've now got another photo, but unfortunately no clearer.
This is zoomed in on the perch from the photo but I can't quite make it out.
I have asked if they could have a good look and let me know any/all writing on the phone.
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Re: Help to ID this Candlestick please
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2019, 01:12:41 AM »
It looks like a Western Electric manual candlestick that has been converted to dial at some point. The dial and housing have since been removed.
The receiver is British/Commonwealth.
The transmitter looks like it is from an intercom.

It may have been a WE intercom phone that was converted to dial

Jack

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Re: Help to ID this Candlestick please
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2019, 03:49:38 AM »
Thanks for the help to ID this.

Message received from seller saying nothing written anywhere on the phone. There is damage to the transmitter and the receiver.

Price at the moment is $33 including shipping.
Unfortunately I can't get WE parts easily, so for me this is looking like a none starter, but will follow it's progress.
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