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Offline Dan

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What are these and does anyone have one or two?
« on: December 10, 2010, 10:49:25 AM »
I know the early AE 34's and 40's had beautiful bakelite colors, but I didn't know tenite existed in 1938. Are these prototypes?



http://tinyurl.com/37pmvwj
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Offline baldopeacock

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Re: What are these and does anyone have one or two?
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2010, 11:06:53 AM »
could be generic "Anyphones" made for Eastman's advertising?   Intended to look similar to several phones but not identical to any?

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Re: What are these and does anyone have one or two?
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2010, 11:09:29 AM »
I know the early AE 34's and 40's had beautiful bakelite colors, but I didn't know tenite existed in 1938. Are these prototypes?



http://tinyurl.com/37pmvwj
I have an Ivory Stromberg Carlson. I found it when I first started collecting and it looked so good I thought it was a fake. It was cheap enough that I took a shot.

The plunger is black and the plungers on both my color North phones are black as well. I wonder why you go to all the trouble of color phones and NOT do the plungers! Or at least make them clear like the WEs....Doug
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Online LarryInMichigan

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Re: What are these and does anyone have one or two?
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2010, 02:19:53 PM »
Those colored phone look just like SC 1191s.  I have an SC 1191 in boring old black baklite.  I sure wouldn't mind having a set of them in colors :)

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Re: What are these and does anyone have one or two?
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2010, 02:23:12 PM »
Sure looks like SC ro me.
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Re: What are these and does anyone have one or two?
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2010, 02:32:57 PM »
Those colored phone look just like SC 1191s. <snip>

Right, Larry.  They're stunning, if you can find one that hasn't suffered from the dreaded shrinking and warping.
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Re: What are these and does anyone have one or two?
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2010, 02:41:06 PM »
Paul-f,

That phone is beautiful.  I'll trade you for my black one ;).

BTW, for those who may not be aware, the big bulging round thing where the dial would normally be is the ringer gong.

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Re: What are these and does anyone have one or two?
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2010, 02:49:42 PM »
Thanks, Larry.  I already have black, but would be open to discussing lavender.  ;)

Doug: Original SC plungers matched the housing.  Here are some 1197 photos (Not my sets).

North was a different story.  They used ivory or brass colored plungers on the ivory sets and black on most of the rest of the colors.
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