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Offline Shovelhead

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Newbie from ARF
« on: September 14, 2008, 10:19:47 AM »
Shovelhead is here too.
I found out about this forum from the ARF . I also see a few familiar names here.


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Re: Newbie from ARF
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2008, 10:30:50 AM »
Shovelhead is here too.
I found out about this forum from the ARF . I also see a few familiar names here.

The ARF?!  You must be one of those OTR guys... welcome!  While it's not my primary interest, I'm a radio show fan myself.  And you followed Shovelhead over?!  (ooh...I think he's the guy with the scary-looking wall phone!)   :D
Make yourself at home, and shout if I can do anything for you. 
(I'm still passing out the Charter Member avatar to anyone that's interested...just say the word!)
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Offline Bill

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Re: Newbie from ARF
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008, 12:10:05 PM »
Bill Jeffrey here from ARF as well. I've been restoring a 102/202 desk set and attached subset for a few weeks now, and succeeded only when a number of individuals answered my agonized plea. As someone else noted, there doesn't seem to be a lot of organized info anywhere, though the total body of info in the hands of individuals seems large.

A maybe-dumb question that I haven't seen yet. The title of this forum is Rotary Phones. Will discussion of pre-rotary phones be encouraged as well? You know, old local-battery and early common-battery sets?

And if you're still handing out Charter member avatars, I'll sign up for one. Thanks.

Bill
« Last Edit: September 14, 2008, 12:15:18 PM by Bill »

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Re: Newbie from ARF
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2008, 12:40:08 PM »
Nope, it's Rotary Phones Or Else We Must Send Guido And The Boys Over To Break Your Kneecaps!  ;)  Actually I find all era's of phones interesting, well at the least phones made before the last couple of decades.  I confess freely that I know next to nothing about phones before about 1930, and I only know about 2% of things there are to know about phones made since then, so I'd enjoy hearing about the early days.

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Re: Newbie from ARF
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2008, 01:56:00 PM »
Welcome over, guys! 

By the way, ARF = Antique Radio Forum
http://www.antiqueradios.com/forums/index.php
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Re: Newbie from ARF
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2008, 09:35:20 PM »
Newbie from ARF and I'm just here to lurk and learn.

Offline TIPandRING

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Re: Newbie from ARF
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2008, 09:42:34 PM »
Hey I'm on here too  :-X

You may know me as "Dr. Radio" on the ARF, but I decided on a more appropriate name for this place.

My speciality is the 1950s to 1970s plastic phones, but did restore a 1920s candlestick for a friend.

Can I get the nifty charter member avatar?? :D

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Re: Newbie from ARF
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2008, 09:54:55 PM »
Hey I'm on here too  :-X

You may know me as "Dr. Radio" on the ARF, but I decided on a more appropriate name for this place.

My speciality is the 1950s to 1970s plastic phones, but did restore a 1920s candlestick for a friend.

Can I get the nifty charter member avatar?? :D

Welcome, T&R!  I will fix you up with the avatar, in your own distinctive color... at no extra charge!  I've been welcoming new members individually, but after being gone all day I came home to find out that the bingster opened the flood gate!  So welcome to all, and don't hesitate to drop me a line if you have a problem or suggestion. - Mark

Offline Steve K

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Re: Newbie from ARF
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2008, 10:25:30 PM »
Hi Everyone:

I came over from ARF as well! Now-a-days I mainly collect early color TVs but still have my phone collection that I started about 30 years ago.  The last time I counted I had about 125 phones and every so often I still buy one.  Most of my phones are from the 40s to the 60s and are pretty basic sets.  I do have two red 302s which are probably the best ones in the entire collection.  Anyway, I'm happy to join this forum!

Steve

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Re: Newbie from ARF
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2008, 10:32:13 PM »
Hi Everyone:

I came over from ARF as well! Now-a-days I mainly collect early color TVs but still have my phone collection that I started about 30 years ago.  The last time I counted I had about 125 phones and every so often I still buy one.  Most of my phones are from the 40s to the 60s and are pretty basic sets.  I do have two red 302s which are probably the best ones in the entire collection.  Anyway, I'm happy to join this forum!

Steve

Welcome, Steve!  That's funny about the 125 phones.  I used to aggressively collect '50s TV lamps, but don't acquire new ones as often now... but I've got around 300 of them, all over the house!
Red 302's... nice.

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Re: Newbie from ARF
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2008, 10:28:58 PM »
Well, as most  here know, I'm also an ARF refugee...
I collect antique tv's, radios, record players,  wind up phonographs, and, of course, records......
My favorite in the wind up line is Edison.
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Offline Tony V

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Re: Newbie from ARF
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2008, 02:24:11 AM »
I'm from ARF and also the Audiokarma forums. I collect and restore old radio's, tube tv's, phonographs, victrola's, edison machines, clocks, jukeboxes...just about anything from days past. I also love and have a few old rotary telephones. Its nice to see some old faces and new. From what i see so far, i think i'm going to like it here  :)
-Tony

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Re: Newbie from ARF
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2008, 01:48:33 PM »
It's great to see so many members that you know from previous sites. It makes me feel more comfortab;e to talk or ask questions about a topic I'm rapidly trying to learn about.
A great bunch from ARF so far, with most ARF members sharing other than just Radios, and a base of 5000 plus members, Mark I think you are about to get real busy.
I see no problem with using a handle from another site if that is what you feel comfortable being known as.
I should talk, Mark started calling me, D/P, and it's short for Dan/Panther.

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Re: Newbie from ARF
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2008, 04:21:05 PM »
A great bunch from ARF so far, with most ARF members sharing other than just Radios, and a base of 5000 plus members, Mark I think you are about to get real busy.
I see no problem with using a handle from another site if that is what you feel comfortable being known as.
I should talk, Mark started calling me, D/P, and it's short for Dan/Panther.

Busy is good!  This forum is really just a devious scheme to surround myself with knowledgeable people... and my plan is really coming together!

D/P is a term of affection... 'cause ah just loves yew Panther-Baby!  :-*
(oh, that's just wrong... )
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Re: Newbie from ARF
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2008, 04:52:48 PM »
A great bunch from ARF so far, with most ARF members sharing other than just Radios, and a base of 5000 plus members, Mark I think you are about to get real busy.
I see no problem with using a handle from another site if that is what you feel comfortable being known as.
I should talk, Mark started calling me, D/P, and it's short for Dan/Panther.

Busy is good!  This forum is really just a devious scheme to surround myself with knowledgeable people... and my plan is really coming together!

D/P is a term of affection... 'cause ah just loves yew Panther-Baby!  :-*
(oh, that's just wrong... )

Or, another term might be "Dip Pan".   :D

Bill Cahill

"My friends used to keep saying I had batts in my belfry. No. I'm just hearing bells....."