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Offline GG

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Re: American Bell/Western Electric Candlestick Telephone eBay 280735201685
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2011, 11:02:47 AM »


It occurs to me that if this device was used by placing it over one's mouth to block background noise from getting in....

.... holy cow it must have been "exciting" to be on the phone with someone who sneezed while using one of these.

"What happened!?  Was there an explosion or did lightning strike?"

"Oh, sorry, I just sneezed..."

Offline Russ Kirk

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Re: American Bell/Western Electric Candlestick Telephone eBay 280735201685
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2011, 08:23:43 PM »
WOW!

Auction closed at $1681

Over 3x my estimate!

Unbelievable!

- Russ Kirk
ATCA & TCI

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Re: American Bell/Western Electric Candlestick Telephone eBay 280735201685
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2011, 09:32:05 PM »
Sooo.  That's about $150 for the stick and $1531 for the attachment.   :o :o :o
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Offline cihensley@aol.com

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Re: American Bell/Western Electric Candlestick Telephone eBay 280735201685
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2011, 06:51:17 PM »
Here is the BSP on this attachment, which is called the !A Voice Silencer.

Chuck

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Re: American Bell/Western Electric Candlestick Telephone eBay 280735201685
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2011, 07:29:38 PM »
Thanks Chuck, How did you find that one? I see that it is not in the TCI Library so maybe Remco or Paul can add it to the collection.
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Re: American Bell/Western Electric Candlestick Telephone eBay 280735201685
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2011, 09:21:09 PM »
Thanks, Chuck.  It's in the library.
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Re: American Bell/Western Electric Candlestick Telephone eBay 280735201685
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2011, 09:44:26 PM »
paul-f:

I sent Remco a copy for adding to the library. Did he forward it to you or did you upload the one I posted?

Chuck

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Re: American Bell/Western Electric Candlestick Telephone eBay 280735201685
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2011, 05:43:18 PM »
The 1A voice silencer was featured in the attachment corner section of the February 2000 issue of the TCI newsletter, copy attached.

Chuck
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Re: American Bell/Western Electric Candlestick Telephone eBay 280735201685
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2011, 10:03:45 PM »

For some reason I get the impression that using one of these things would produce a vocal sound similar to using a mute on a trumpet.  "Wah-wah-wah..."