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What's your oldest mostly original 500?

I have a '49, but don't tell anyone.
1 (1%)
1950
9 (9.2%)
1951
11 (11.2%)
1952
20 (20.4%)
1953-1957
57 (58.2%)

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Offline Dan/Panther

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Re: Who Amongst Us Has The Oldest 500?
« Reply #240 on: April 30, 2013, 11:32:28 PM »
The network was by itself ?
I would have picked the owners brain, to try to obtain the name of the seller of the  phones parts, maybe the rest is out their waiting. Someone replaced a non working network, on a 49er, and it's waiting for you. that's the only reason I can think to find a lone network, it was replaced.
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Re: Who Amongst Us Has The Oldest 500?
« Reply #241 on: April 30, 2013, 11:42:43 PM »
Check out this thread and you can see the 11-49 network

 I got a 49er!!! (well, kind of)
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Re: Who Amongst Us Has The Oldest 500?
« Reply #242 on: August 24, 2013, 12:26:35 AM »
I have a Black 7-54.
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Five years ago, yes, but now you have beat all of us, with your field 500 :P
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Re: Who Amongst Us Has The Oldest 500?
« Reply #243 on: September 19, 2013, 11:14:42 PM »
Just joined the club, barely though.

Scored a mid '55 500 with matching dates and a straight line handset cord. There are no markings on the phone for field repair. Cloth feet need to be recovered.

Base - C/D 7/55 500
Network - 425B 7/55
Ringer - C4A - 6/55
Dial - 7D-3 7-55
Handset cord - 55
Handset - 7-55
Wall cord - 55
Plug - Brown - 283B
Receiver - 44A 7-1-55
Receiver Cap (320) - 7-55
Microphone - T1 7-5-55
Microphone cap (455) - 7-55
Housing - 6-29-55

The base and the bottom are in very good condition. The handset cord going into handset has been electrical taped. The number card holder is missing and the only rust on the phone is around the finger wheel nut. The plastic is in very good condition with no cracks and minor and limited scratches.

$10.50 as shown . . . , after first cleaning at the bottom of the photos.
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Re: Who Amongst Us Has The Oldest 500?
« Reply #244 on: December 05, 2013, 09:18:17 AM »
Mine is a 1953 but the line cord isn't original to the phone and has a modern line cord... my other phones are in the 60's to 80's. ;)
« Last Edit: December 05, 2013, 09:25:24 AM by Contempra »
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