Author Topic: RARE 1931 GOLD WESTERN ELECTRIC ROTARY D1 BRASS PHONE eBay 180716338445  (Read 901 times)

Offline Doug Rose

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I picked this up on eBay last week. Its pretty much the same situation as the Oxidized Silver 302 I won a few weeks earlier. The base paint is superb with only a few very minor chips on the cradle. It cleaned up great with Norvus. 6D cleaned up great and I put an clear open face finger wheel on it. There was a tiny tear in the black felt which was repaired and  hidden perfectly with super glue. BUT...The E1 is another story. It is the early seamless handle with seamless caps with no chips or cracks. Also has the early ball transmitter. The E1 looks to be perfect under the paint. It is a work in progress as I decide what I will do. There are still some great old phones out there.....Doug