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Offline lou2ser

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Local-ish Craigslist Find
« on: February 23, 2011, 11:25:25 AM »
This popped up in my saved craigslist searches.  I probably don't want it but I thought I'd see if there was any interest from the board.

http://greenville.craigslist.org/atq/2201372609.html

This is a Beautiful "JUDSK" Antique Crank Telephone~ Made of Solid Walnut Wood with Rotary Dial & Reciever,
It can actually be wired for home use! (Previously used as actual phone line in recent past.)
Great Conversation Piece & Unique Display for Any Home Decor.
Very heavy...Always Hung and Displayed in a clean, smoke-free home.
Serious inquiries only~ Please respond for additional contact information.









Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Local-ish Craigslist Find
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2011, 12:28:59 PM »
Odd placement for a dial ???
Assuming the slanted shelf below the bells is for writing one would have to get on your knees to dial ???
Harry Smith
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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Local-ish Craigslist Find
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011, 12:33:00 PM »
Odd placement for a dial ???
Assuming the slanted shelf below the bells is for writing one would have to get on your knees to dial ???
Harry...I'm going to go out on a limb and say the dial "might" have been an after market ad. ;D.....Doug
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Local-ish Craigslist Find
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2011, 12:37:37 PM »
Maybe the owner of the phone had his/her small child dial the phone for them :)  Or perhaps this phone came from a chiropractor's office ;D

Larry

Offline AE_Collector

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Re: Local-ish Craigslist Find
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2011, 03:02:14 PM »
If you are able to hook switch dial couldn't the magneto be converted to a dial somehow!

I think the lower front cover portion of those phones are steel painted like wood aren't they?

In any event, for $105 I'd grab it (and I try to only collect AE).

Terry