"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by AE_Collector, April 01, 2011, 12:19:32 PM
Total Members Voted: 23
Quote from: GG on April 21, 2011, 07:37:12 AMI have sent you a message to your inbox. I didn't want to pollute find of the month. Thanks. I do have what you are looking for.Mike- Yes, that's right. The metal housing with cradle, the movable bar and plunger assembly in the cradle, the switch contacts that the vertical bar operates when it's pressed down (and the terminal screws attached to them), and the (typically leather-covered) oval base that's screwed onto the bottom of the main housing. What I'm looking for is one that just consists of those things (basically is missing its dial and handset) and isn't bent or cracked or rusted out or corroded to the point of metal being pitted. If you have one like that, a couple of photos would be helpful along with a price. Difficult economic times lead to hoarding because people realize that if they throw something out today, they may need it tomorrow and not be able to replace it. That mindset also goes along with developing skills such as hunting, growing food in household gardens, building things from scratch, repairing things, and so on, that add up to a major advantage compared to those who just throw stuff out and replace it or hire others to do all their hands-on and "dirty" jobs. Learning new hands-on skills is always a good investment.