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« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2021, 08:12:29 PM »
1940's Bell System Ad.

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« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2021, 09:47:57 PM »
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2021, 07:46:53 AM »
Nice looking truck.  Is that a correct color for it?  I only remember seeing the dark green telephone trucks around the time of that truck.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2021, 12:02:18 PM »
The color looks correct to me.  It is the Bell System Blue-Grey that proceeded the Bell System Grey-Green that they switched to around 1960.

Long ago, my father brought home a few cans of  the Bell System Blue-Grey touch-up paint that they were throwing out, after all the old trucks had been replaced.  He used it to repaint the peeling fake wood on the sides of his Rambler station wagon.

In a web search, I stumbled on a place you can order touch-up paint for the grey-green (but not the blue-grey):
https://www.paintscratch.com/touch_up_paint/Dodge/1959-Dodge-Trucks-Bell-System-Green-1641-1959.html
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2021, 04:09:57 AM »
French trucks.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2021, 04:14:48 AM »
Western Electric.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2021, 03:57:08 PM »
Mobile Exchange. GPO. BT.
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« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2021, 04:01:54 PM »
New Jersey. Pacific. Bell.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #38 on: February 06, 2021, 11:04:11 PM »
Thanks for the thread CJ. I like truck & telephones, so this it the perfect thread for me😀
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2021, 03:21:55 AM »
Thanks for the thread CJ. I like truck & telephones, so this it the perfect thread for me😀

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This next one is fun. Spares or Repairs.
(Or perfect as is, as a piece of art for the garage or phone room).
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #40 on: February 07, 2021, 08:57:36 AM »
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The door, used in the properly displayed, would be a good piece to have.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #41 on: February 07, 2021, 11:28:35 PM »
Without seeing a little more of the front end I can’t get closer than 1955-59 Chevy.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #42 on: February 08, 2021, 08:36:26 AM »
Reminds me of the Corvair Phone Truck I had a while back. Same color, different logo.
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Re: Pictures of Old Telephone Trucks
« Reply #43 on: February 10, 2021, 06:38:09 AM »
Employees and friends/family/customers?
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« Reply #44 on: February 15, 2021, 08:03:16 AM »
Bell trucks.
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