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Offline Sargeguy

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Western Electric 1500D in Aqua
« on: July 06, 2011, 11:50:39 PM »
Just negotiated a purchase price of $50 for this 1500D



An early date 6-66 and the complete lack of rust around the feet sold me on it.  I am a little concerned about the cord, it looks newer and may indicate that the phone has newer plastics, but there is no refurb stamp on the bottom.
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Re: Western Electric 1500D in Aqua
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011, 12:11:30 AM »
Looks nice so far.

Mary Jean must have sold her soul to the devil (6-66) to get that fancy handset cover.

Were you forced to take the stand as well?
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Re: Western Electric 1500D in Aqua
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2011, 12:14:33 AM »
"6-66: The date code of the Beast"

Regrettably I had to let the seller keep the handset cover.  The stand is still available.
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Re: Western Electric 1500D in Aqua
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011, 12:16:48 AM »
A similar phone just fetched $157.50 on eBay.  Item number:   190550371313  Nice job Dennis M.!
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Re: Western Electric 1500D in Aqua
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2011, 09:32:36 AM »
Very good condition.

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Re: Western Electric 1500D in Aqua
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2011, 04:21:16 PM »
The phone arrived today.  The phone is slightly faded, not quite sea foam green but not aqua.  The handset cover was attached with double sided tape.  Should be a quick fix once I find my Goo-Gone.

The dates all match:








The handset cord is a little kinked but serviceable.  The line cord is thick and about 20 feet long.  It has an odd terminal on the end:  what were these used for?



One of the caps has a hairline crack.  There is a very small line on the face that looks like a stress mark, not quite a crack.  Other than that it is perfect!!!
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Re: Western Electric 1500D in Aqua
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2011, 04:56:30 PM »
That is the strain relief for the old style block
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Re: Western Electric 1500D in Aqua
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2011, 05:21:24 PM »
Wind that too-tight handset cord around a wooden dowel and leave it on your car dashboard in the hot summer sun for a day and it should reform nicely. I guess it goes without saying, but also disconnect it from the phone first. Some people like to freeze them afterwards, but I just bring them inside still on the dowel and let them cool down and they seem to be fine for years afterward.
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Re: Western Electric 1500D in Aqua
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2011, 08:55:30 PM »
DId I say Aqua?  I meant turquoise!
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Re: Western Electric 1500D in Aqua
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2011, 11:12:46 PM »
I like the fat cord, except that it is 20 feet long, which makes it a little impractical.  I swapped it out for a thinner, shorter cord with a 505A plug.  It was fastened to the ringer mounting screw-no way that was popping out.  The phone does not ring,  I'll have to take a closer look at the wiring tomorrow when I find my glasses.
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