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Offline Babybearjs

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Re: Steve Hilsz, dial repair
« Reply #45 on: March 04, 2016, 12:56:22 AM »
thanks. I'll contact him. I have a #5 and a #6 that need to be serviced. amazing how things in storage fail.... I took out the phones to use and the 5 line wouldn't dial out...  fiddled with the F/W and the receiver cut out.... time to get serviced!
John

Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Steve Hilsz, dial repair
« Reply #46 on: February 25, 2017, 08:15:59 AM »
FYI: Steve is now offering replacement "round" feet for 500 sets.
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I now have new replacement feet (brown rubber) for most Western Electric style desk telephones that use the round feet.
 
They are 30 cents each, or 100 for $25.00 plus postage.
 
Steve Hilsz
jydsk@tds.net
 


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Offline RotoTech99

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Re: Steve Hilsz, dial repair
« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2017, 08:31:33 PM »
Dear Jim S.:

I agree with you, that's a good deal on round rubber 500 type feet.

I get mine through scrapping out old 500 style bases where everything else is "junk" but the feet.

ITT rubber feet prior to about 2000 are also good for reuse; I use them on old AE 80D's that have round feet that wear out; I slit the inner part that goes over the stud or rivet and work it into place til it fits.

unless you really looked at one I replaced feet on this way, you'd think they were original.

Also, the feet I use are thick rubber that extends over the stud face where the foot is so I don't have "scratch" issues from the stud making contact on a surface.

Rototech99

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Steve Hilsz, dial repair
« Reply #48 on: March 07, 2017, 08:16:51 AM »
FYI: Steve is now offering replacement "round" feet for 500 sets.
Quoted below:

I now have new replacement feet (brown rubber) for most Western Electric style desk telephones that use the round feet.
 
They are 30 cents each, or 100 for $25.00 plus postage.
 
Steve Hilsz
jydsk@tds.net
 


Jim S.

i picked up 100 of them. I am going to get some poly bags to seal them up in. I probably have a lifetime supply!
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Offline SunriseEarth

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Re: Steve Hilsz, dial repair
« Reply #49 on: August 05, 2018, 06:25:44 AM »
I sent Steve my dial from my SC 1243-WA to him Tuesday and itís going to back to me on Monday. The dial base assembly was damaged, so he replaced that and sent it out Friday.  Heís very pleasant to deal with and only charged $6.00.  I definitely agree with everyone who has recommended him!
Tony Stokes

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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Steve Hilsz, dial repair
« Reply #50 on: August 05, 2018, 07:00:58 AM »
They donít come any better than Steve.....super guy and a true friend to the collector....Doug
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Offline F. J.

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Re: Steve Hilsz, dial repair
« Reply #51 on: June 13, 2019, 02:08:54 PM »
Another happy customer here.

Iíve a í49 302 that just wasnít reliable at dialling out, so Iíd been using it as mostly an answer-only íphone.  So I took the í59 6A dial out of it and sent it to Mr. Hilsz.  While I had the dial out, I figured I would replace the old, dried-out gasket as well, so I ordered one from OldPhoneWorksís eBay store for $3.95 and free shipping.  Mr. Hilsz received the dial Monday and it was already in the post back to me on Tuesday.  I received it back to-day, and it is eminently smoother.  Iíve tested it by using it to navigate my voicemail menu (via an XLink BTTN), calling the two Mississippi time-temperature numbers I know, and calling a family member, and so far itís been one hundred per cent reliable.

Excellent work and the price canít be beat: $6.00 plus $5.40 for return postage to Mississippi.

Offline Doug Rose

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« Reply #52 on: October 03, 2020, 09:52:00 AM »
I sent Steve an email on Wednesday telling him what I was looking for to complete my SC 1178 Project. Steve answered and said he would check his warehouse on Thursday.

Before I heard from Steve I get a Click & Ship from the USPS. Steve found the items I needed and just sent them out, sent me a bill the next day.

Steve is truly the Collectors Friend. These parts were as inexpensive as his dial repairs.

Email Steve   jydsk@tds.net   if you need something, he never ceases to amaze me.....Doug
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Offline SunriseEarth

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Re: Steve Hilsz, dial repair
« Reply #53 on: October 04, 2020, 03:16:12 AM »
Steve is definitely the best!  I just sent him a 351F3 TT keypad from a White '69 2500 I just picked up and a 6A Dial from my 302 E/G, and they're just about ready to come back.  He's definitely help keep many, many, many phones alive.
Tony Stokes

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