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Offline HarrySmith

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Early 554
« on: January 03, 2020, 07:54:20 PM »
I came across this early 554 with the black hook on eBay and put in an early bid. I was waiting to bid again at the end but it ended while I was driving home. I missed it! Did somebody here get it?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Western-Electric-554-vintage-rotary-wall-telephone-need-to-be-fixed-/274168936075
Harry Smith
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do or do not"

Offline magicbrain

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Re: Early 554
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2020, 10:23:40 AM »
Probably just as well you didn't win it - The shell has been replaced as it has the oval type logo, so ABS plastic.
The hook is not the early painted type, as the underside is hollow.
The early black & satin hooks are solid in that area, easy way to spot them:

Bruce
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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Early 554
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2020, 12:42:15 PM »
AHH, I was not aware of that fact on the hook. Thanks for pointing that out. Now I know another thing to check.
Harry Smith
ATCA 4434
TCI

"There is no try,
there is only
do or do not"