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Re: Vintage North Electric Deco Telephone Dark Green eBay 250731367219
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2010, 04:45:09 PM »
Getting the brown off made a world of difference.  Even if it's darker than the original green, it's quite a beautiful color as it stands now.  Very nice!
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Re: Vintage North Electric Deco Telephone Dark Green eBay 250731367219
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2010, 04:48:56 PM »
Nice, that sure is one pretty phone :D
How does the fingerwheel attach? I have a couple of different AE fingerwheels, would one of those work?
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Re: Vintage North Electric Deco Telephone Dark Green eBay 250731367219
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2010, 04:59:32 PM »
thanks Darrin....I am pleased with it and am worried I might cause some damage if I try to take it down too far. Uncharted territory!!

Harry...its a North dial and AE don fit it, It attaches with screws on a round rise. If North Didn't make a clear, I will have to change the dial out, something I really don't want to do....thanks...Doug
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Re: Vintage North Electric Deco Telephone Dark Green eBay 250731367219
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2010, 06:18:25 PM »
Notrh made clear fingerwheels -- however they're a challenge to find.  Try Ray K.  He made some colored ones a few years ago and may have made clear as well.

- - Added photos of a grey/red set showing the screws that hold on the FW and a green set with a green FW.
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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Vintage North Electric Deco Telephone Dark Green eBay 250731367219
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2010, 09:18:11 PM »
thanks Paul....My green is just about the same color as the one you showed in your pics. Love that green finger wheel, but I'll settle for a clear one. Steve H is looking for me when he gets back next week....Doug
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Re: Vintage North Electric Deco Telephone Dark Green eBay 250731367219
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2010, 10:04:22 PM »
Great find - that's a pretty amazing color for that time, it seems to me.   I like it.

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Re: Vintage North Electric Deco Telephone Dark Green eBay 250731367219
« Reply #21 on: December 08, 2010, 11:04:59 AM »
Notrh made clear fingerwheels -- however they're a challenge to find.  Try Ray K.  He made some colored ones a few years ago and may have made clear as well.

- - Added photos of a grey/red set showing the screws that hold on the FW and a green set with a green FW.
Paul...great information!! Do you know if the green fingerwheel was bakelite or was it painted to match. From the pictures, it looks way to close to have been painted. My guess is its bakelite and mine must have been broken in its life as it came the with black plastic model.....thanks for all the superb knowledge you share with us!!!....Doug
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Re: Vintage North Electric Deco Telephone Dark Green eBay 250731367219
« Reply #22 on: December 08, 2010, 12:23:55 PM »
The green FW was definitely not painted and was some form of plastic.  I have a set with a damaged green FW I'd love to replace.  I'm not holding my breath, and will probably try to use a clear one also.

BTW, the November TCI Singing Wires bonus pages includes a 4-page scan of a color North Catalog.
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