Author Topic: FrankenPhones AKA the Kludge of the Month Award  (Read 25395 times)

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Re: Scarce phones on eBay
« Reply #90 on: February 10, 2013, 01:02:13 PM »
Wow, that's a RIOT!

It is the top of an AE 183 Spacesaver mounted on a dial blank. Talk about "Quick, find me a dial for this phone, any dial will do"! They could have at least used an AE 80 to mount it on.

Frankenphone is right! This is the first phone that the person with a 2400 feedback has bid on!

Terry

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Re: FrankenPhones AKA the Kludge of the Month Award
« Reply #91 on: February 10, 2013, 10:12:12 PM »
That phone would certainly add visual interest to a collection!

The seller spent minutes on the description:

You are bidding on a Vintage Bell System Western Electric Black Rotary Telephone.  This phone is still in good condition.  This has been put away instorage for a while so it may be a little dusty and could sue a clenaing.  There are some nocks and scratches but nothing to major.  Buyer to pay shipping and handling charges
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Re: FrankenPhones AKA the Kludge of the Month Award
« Reply #92 on: February 11, 2013, 02:54:18 PM »
It's the "nocks" that cause us collectors the most problems....

Terry

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Re: FrankenPhones AKA the Kludge of the Month Award
« Reply #93 on: February 11, 2013, 03:04:54 PM »
It's the "nocks" that cause us collectors the most problems....

Terry

For some bizarre reason, that reminded me of a posting that I saw for a car for sale on a local bulletin board a while back.  The description of the car stated that it had new "breaks".  I guess the seller was trying to save the buyer from having to add his/her own breaks.

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Re: FrankenPhones AKA the Kludge of the Month Award
« Reply #94 on: February 11, 2013, 03:16:06 PM »
It's the "nocks" that cause us collectors the most problems....

Terry

For some bizarre reason, that reminded me of a posting that I saw for a car for sale on a local bulletin board a while back.  The description of the car stated that it had new "breaks".  I guess the seller was trying to save the buyer from having to add his/her own breaks.

Larry


We can all use a break every once in a while :)

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Re: FrankenPhones AKA the Kludge of the Month Award
« Reply #95 on: February 17, 2013, 12:27:07 PM »
The AE 183 Spacesaver mounted on a dial blank on a Model 500 went for $77.00.

Somebody really wanted that dialer!  ::)

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Re: FrankenPhones AKA the Kludge of the Month Award
« Reply #96 on: February 17, 2013, 12:28:21 PM »
I saw that! Someone got a real Gem!

Terry

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Re: FrankenPhones AKA the Kludge of the Month Award
« Reply #97 on: February 21, 2013, 08:07:38 PM »
Yeap, Im the unproud owner of a franken phone. A AE body and a western electric F1 handset. All sugar coated in a orangey pink.

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Re: FrankenPhones AKA the Kludge of the Month Award
« Reply #98 on: February 11, 2018, 12:31:46 PM »
Hey, we all forgot about the Kludge of the Month topic! The last phone submitted by Zaphod01 still breaks me up! It starts back a page with this post.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=2825.msg93891#msg93891

Good thing Zaphod posted a picture or it would be another “what are they talking about” pictureless discussion!

Terry
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Re: FrankenPhones AKA the Kludge of the Month Award
« Reply #99 on: March 22, 2018, 02:52:52 AM »
Here's a pic of a phone from eBay from a while back which I think is much more obviously a frankenphone.

Notice the AE-style dial, probably from one of those Japanese "french" phone rip-offs, forced into a WE or ITT (it's hard to tell from this photo) Princess phone.

That is neither a WE nor ITT princess as it lacks the front ridge  (front rectangle) that keeps it from slipping out of your hand whn you pick it up. Probably a Chinese clone all the way.
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Re: FrankenPhones AKA the Kludge of the Month Award
« Reply #100 on: March 22, 2018, 02:54:12 AM »
Here's a good example that I stumbled upon today.  This Red "Western Electric" model 500 has an Automatic Electric chassis and housing, a Western Electric dial bezel and dial along with a G5 W.E. handset.  The ringer box is thrown in for fun.

http://goo.gl/99CrR

The AE housing actually fits on the WE base?
« Last Edit: March 22, 2018, 03:25:54 AM by markosjal »
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