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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Blue Banjo
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2019, 01:19:28 PM »
If you are going to use black cords on it a black fingerwheel may be perfectly fine. What are the dates on it? If it is an early one it may have even come that way.
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Blue Banjo
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2019, 01:23:51 PM »
I reassembled the blue banjo a few minutes ago.  There are more than plenty of scratches in the plastic, but it is cleaner than it was and looks slightly better.  I found out that my supply of parts is quite low on cords and open-center finger wheels, so I had to use ones which are not quite as nice as what I had wanted.

I gave the phone a ringer extracted from a junk 1961 WE 500, and I had to replace the Kellogg transmitter which was nearly dead.  I had a nice looking dial center card in my small supply, so I used it.  I did not notice a date anywhere in the phone.


Offline Key2871

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Re: Blue Banjo
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2019, 04:45:45 PM »
Yea, but wow, didn't it have a black dial?
But lookin good !

Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Blue Banjo
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2019, 06:35:00 PM »
Nice job Larry...looks great!....Doug

Offline Daniel B.

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Re: Blue Banjo
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2019, 03:12:39 PM »
It's a so nice find! I miss this deal... I search for one for my collection since long time... You did a great job on this phone... look much better! You have to be proud...Daniel