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Offline tubaman

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My first 3 Slot - Northern Electric NE233QF
« on: August 11, 2019, 04:36:43 AM »
I've been after a 3 Slot for a long time but they rarely appear on this side of the pond, and when they do they do they are usually stupidly expensive and also heavily molested.
I took the plunge on this one on eBay a couple of weeks ago and am very happy with it.
I know it's not a rare model and that the price would be much lower in the USA but that's life!
It's reasonably complete - less its coin relay, nickel counter and locks - and has been converted for home use at some point in the past. It also has the wrong AE handset that I'll change out when (if) a correct one comes along at a sensible price. All the dates appear to match (1970?).
Since buying I have managed to get a vault lock in this country - it's a WE 30B but is far better than the stud and nut arrangement that it came with.  The lock was 20 so I'm ok with that.
Any thoughts appreciated.
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 (apologies for photos being taken in my bathroom - it's the lightest room in the house  ::))

It also seems that my portrait format photos will only upload in landscape for some reason - can a moderator fix please?
 
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Offline tubaman

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Re: My first 3 Slot - Northern Electric NE233QF
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2019, 04:42:58 AM »
One more photo

Offline Duffy

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Re: My first 3 Slot - Northern Electric NE233QF
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2019, 05:23:12 AM »
Nice phone!

I have a chrome 1970 NE as well, but mine is a QSD3A.

Offline tubaman

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Re: My first 3 Slot - Northern Electric NE233QF
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 06:08:20 AM »
Nice phone!

I have a chrome 1970 NE as well, but mine is a QSD3A.

Thanks Duffy!
I do wonder if mine originally had a top notice board as it's quite rusty where one would fix and the rest of the chrome is in far better shape?
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Offline dsk

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Re: My first 3 Slot - Northern Electric NE233QF
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2019, 11:47:46 AM »
I've been after a 3 Slot for a long time but they rarely appear on this side of the pond...
 

Congratulations from Norway, I have one AE without working relay (not that nice looking), now it is up and running with a simple solution.
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=10669.msg113607#msg113607

Good luck with the project!

dsk

Online Ktownphoneco

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Re: My first 3 Slot - Northern Electric NE233QF
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2019, 02:04:07 PM »
Tubaman  ....    Nice find, especially on the other side of the "pond".      I'm sending you a personal message in a minute.

Jeff Lamb

Offline Key2871

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Re: My first 3 Slot - Northern Electric NE233QF
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2019, 03:27:43 PM »
That's great, glad you got what you've been wanting to get. And chrome! Extra cool. Congrats.
KEN

Offline tubaman

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Re: My first 3 Slot - Northern Electric NE233QF
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2019, 10:17:29 AM »
Thanks everyone. The problem is I now fancy an AE one to go with it - Phonitis is really bad right now!
 ::)

Offline david@london

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Re: My first 3 Slot - Northern Electric NE233QF
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2019, 12:41:21 PM »
Very nice chrome payphone, tubaman.

Commiserations on the recurring phonitis problems, but don't worry ....... the doctor will see you now.

Offline Key2871

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Re: My first 3 Slot - Northern Electric NE233QF
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2019, 01:59:18 PM »
Oh boy, and the only cure is to buy more phones!
Geesh
KEN

Offline tubaman

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Re: My first 3 Slot - Northern Electric NE233QF
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2019, 01:17:04 PM »
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Commiserations on the recurring phonitis problems, but don't worry ....... the doctor will see you now.

Eek! I'll think I'll live with the condition rather than see that doctor!
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