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Offline bushman

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Re: eiffel tower phone
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2010, 12:16:51 AM »
Ok I sent him an email . Now just have to wait and see.

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Offline Jim S.

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Re: eiffel tower phone
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2010, 12:31:47 AM »
Ok I sent him an email . Now just have to wait and see.

Bushman
See, It is easy to contact strangers.  I have been doing it for years. I know many telephone collectors due to side conversations that I started when I ask their opinions.

Folks are generally willing to help you with a subject they are familiar with.

As I say, Don't be scared to talk to strangers. I have gotten many phones because I took the time to talk to strangers.
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Offline Brinybay

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Re: eiffel tower phone
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2010, 05:29:07 AM »

As I say, Don't be scared to talk to strangers.
Jim

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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: eiffel tower phone
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2010, 08:06:20 AM »
This is hands down the Find of the Year!!! This is one outstanding phone, these easily sell of 1K everytime. I'd clean it up and put it on a shelf. If you are looking to trade it, I'm sure members of the Forum will line up with multiple phone offers. I would be first in line with offers! Great find!!....Doug
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Offline mienaichizu

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Re: eiffel tower phone
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2010, 11:36:58 AM »
such a great find, i like it ;D

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Re: eiffel tower phone
« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2010, 01:36:44 PM »
What an awesome and rare find.  I collect these and have many of the old early Ericsson phones also. It does need some repair that I can see.  The wood platform has a crack, but looks like it's all there and can simply be glued back. The handset originally would have had the funnel shape mouthpiece. The original cords were all braided when these came out, so they have been replaced at some point, but not an issue at all.  I do notice that one of the ornate pendants are missing under the cradle, and the cradle is bent on one side, but that can be fixed if you are careful going about it so as not to crack the brass.  Without seeing all of the magneto parts, I assume they are all there.  It's hard for those to get damaged anyway.  Ericsson was also very good with their records so if you can find the serial number that's usually stamped on the base, you can pin down the exact year it was made.  If you find it, I have a serial number list.  Here is a nice site of the Ericsson production lines and models that will help you determine the exact model also. 

http://www.stsf.org/Tele_1911/1911_LME_secA.htm#ac300

Hope this helps, and like one member said, many would get in line to acquire one of these.  Way to go!

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Re: eiffel tower phone
« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2010, 08:28:28 PM »
Bushman,

You're one LUCKY dude.

Awesome phone

Debbie
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Re: eiffel tower phone
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2010, 09:04:28 PM »
Debbie:

Is that your Hallowe'en Avatar??

Terry