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Offline Dan/Panther

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Forest Green W.E. 500
« on: December 10, 2008, 08:12:43 PM »
I finally put together a Forest Green W.E. 500, with tremedous help from Dennis Markham, by way of a replacement dial for it. I also had to get another body, as the one I bought had several hairline cracks around the dial face, not mentioned in the auction.
I had several N.O.S. colored handset cords I had recently bought from Ebay, and replaced the old one.
This one dates 1972, a little newer than I wanted, but in the future, I'll work my way back. The dial is N.O.S. and and the phone works like a charm.
No matter how harde I try, I just can't seem to capture color with my camera. In person nthe phone is almost undetectable as far as color match, but the camera lies....
Actually it's the lighting that I use, it reflects differently from different materials.

« Last Edit: December 10, 2008, 08:15:33 PM by Dan/Panther »

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Re: Forest Green W.E. 500
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2008, 08:54:04 PM »
Dan, it look very nice.  I'm glad I could help.


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Re: Forest Green W.E. 500
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2008, 03:37:01 PM »
I found out that if you use a flash it washes out the pictures, making some parts of the phone look lighter.  I use natural light when I can.
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Re: Forest Green W.E. 500
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008, 02:21:23 PM »
I got one that the seller described as "sage green". It looks like yours. Is this a different shade of green or where they the same?
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