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Re: New source of repro parts?
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2010, 09:11:49 PM »
Terry,

The few times I've been there, they've been very accommodating.  It's wise to call Mary in advance -- especially if you want to go through the trailers.

It's like a continuous garage sale.  Just go!
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Re: New source of repro parts?
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2010, 02:00:44 AM »
Yes I would love to do that. I guess one should either take a BIIGGG truck or a tractor to hook up to one of their trailers.

I just hope that they don't suddenly have to close the doors and dump everything rather than trying to get some traffic through there to really pick things over before it is to late.

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Re: New source of repro parts?
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2010, 12:07:56 PM »
Ron and Mary have been wanting to sell the business, inventory and real estate so that they can retire. Their asking price is less than the real estate value.

Just something for you "rich" collectors to think about.

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Re: New source of repro parts?
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2010, 12:19:14 PM »
Jim;
Where are they located, near what major city?
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Re: New source of repro parts?
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2010, 03:26:20 PM »
Dan, they're in Galesville, Wisconsin.  About 25 miles from LaCrosse or 225 miles west of Milwaukee.

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Re: New source of repro parts?
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2010, 04:22:23 PM »
Maybe we should have a " Phoneco forum field trip"  .

Ron and Mary are busy with a 50 year anniversary party.
But later in the summer they may not be as busy.

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Re: New source of repro parts?
« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2010, 04:40:31 PM »
Does the name Galesville, have anything to do with the weather ?
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Re: New source of repro parts?
« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2010, 04:50:40 PM »
Dan, only when the wind is blowing and the snow is flying.

Does the name Galesville, have anything to do with the weather ?
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« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2010, 04:54:45 PM »
You can read a bit about the Gale family here:
   http://www.galesvillewi.com/walkingtour.pdf

There's a brief mention of the history of the Phoneco building, too.
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Re: New source of repro parts?
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2010, 02:59:08 AM »
It's quite aways south, about a half hour from Madison.

& junk cars, too ;D  i can jump on the ludington, mi - manitowoc, wi ferry, then straight across to phoneco! looks like my next vacation. tom, where was that huge antique mall over there? i gotta start planning :D
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Re: New source of repro parts?
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2010, 08:10:40 AM »
thanks, tom. this is a very doable trip. from manitowoc-galesville-madison-manitowoc is just under 500 miles. the ferry ride across the lake is around 2hrs, i think. unfortunately, vacation for this year was last week. hopefully phoneco doesn't go out of business before next year.  :)
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Re: New source of repro parts?
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2010, 01:29:19 PM »
I think you're in the clear.  And by the way.  Columbus has a new guy in a booth now with some GREAT restored telephones!

thanks, tom. this is a very doable trip. from manitowoc-galesville-madison-manitowoc is just under 500 miles. the ferry ride across the lake is around 2hrs, i think. unfortunately, vacation for this year was last week. hopefully phoneco doesn't go out of business before next year.  :)
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