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Offline Jim Stettler

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Is this a factory SC 1543
« on: January 19, 2011, 02:44:10 PM »
I came across this auction  110632686714
The seller felt it is a factory paint job , his wife doesn't.

I decided it probably is factory so I bought  it for about $35 delivered.

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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Is this a factory SC 1543
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011, 02:53:35 PM »
I saw that phone listed.  The cord looks like it was painted along with the phone, and I would doubt that the SC factory would have done that.  Please let us know what you find after it arrives.

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Re: Is this a factory SC 1543
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011, 03:50:04 PM »
I would say it's the SC version of the Med Blue originally
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Re: Is this a factory SC 1543
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011, 04:17:52 PM »
My question is, is the dial and number card on wrong and or the dial stuck?
Looks like some had masking tape and paint and got bored.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2011, 04:21:58 PM by Phoniac »

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Re: Is this a factory SC 1543
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2011, 04:33:46 PM »
According to the listing the dial was messed up, and then "fixed it till it broke".
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Re: Is this a factory SC 1543
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2011, 09:45:52 PM »
I saw that phone listed.  The cord looks like it was painted along with the phone, and I would doubt that the SC factory would have done that.  Please let us know what you find after it arrives.

Larry

I noticed the painted cords. I have seen gold painted 500 sets and trimlines with matching painted cords. I have also seen an AE 80 type key phone.
I think the gold color wasn't possible in cord jacket at that time.

There is a striking reason as to why I believe this is a factory set.

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Re: Is this a factory SC 1543
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2011, 01:55:08 PM »
I received the phone. The phone was original black and was factory painted(I beleive) Gold w/ the interesting dial design.

The plungers are clear, which is what makes me think this is factory. I was happy to get the clear plunger for the money.
I suspect that when I finally find a clear SC1543 it will probably have black plungers.

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Re: Is this a factory SC 1543
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2011, 04:40:03 PM »
The number on the dial suggests the phone was in service in Buffalo, New York -- not far from Rochester.

Is there an older number card underneath the stick-on card?
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Re: Is this a factory SC 1543
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2011, 01:55:20 PM »
Paul,
It appears to have bonus card under the exsisting one. I haven't done anything with the dial yet.
Currently I am just trying to get the exterior cleaned up. It has a grease type residue on the phone, I am think 20-30 years in a kitchen with a gas stove .
 I have been soaking the housing in warm sudsy water and gently wiping it down with micro-fiber. Here are some comparison photos.

The phone also appears to have a silver undercoat beneath the gold paint



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« Last Edit: January 21, 2011, 01:57:24 PM by Jim S. »
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