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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2012, 02:42:32 AM »
I'm sure Gary only had an AE tool made that does not look like the original tool.
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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2012, 04:14:05 AM »
While I have never attempted a direct comparison between those that I have seen in person, Gary's version strongly resembles both real ones and the catalog photographs.
 
Gary has always striven for  first-rate quality and authenticity in the reproductions that he has commissioned through the years an his reproductions of the A.E. number card removal tool are first-rate.

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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2012, 05:49:24 AM »
DavePEI ,
               Man!!! :o I tried all night to get Rob just after he put up the post but I guess you were faster.
Oh well , I'm glad someone from CRPF got it.  You lucky dog ;D.  stub
 
 Terry,
           Gary G. told me that it was one he had made.   stub
Stand by: I may have information about another source.

Dave

I have contacted another gentleman who may have some of these. He emailed me yesterday to find out exactly what a monophone tool looks like, and he told me after, he had found some in a box. I have asked him to contact me if he is willing to let a few go (I look after my friends :-)

Either he will, or I will let you all know if he is going to sell a few.

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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2012, 11:48:50 AM »
While I have never attempted a direct comparison between those that I have seen in person, Gary's version strongly resembles both real ones and the catalog photographs.

I heard back from Rob... He tells me the one I got was an original AW-17 AE tool.
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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2012, 12:10:50 PM »
While I have never attempted a direct comparison between those that I have seen in person, Gary's version strongly resembles both real ones and the catalog photographs.

I heard back from Rob... He tells me the one I got was an original AW-17 AE tool.

I never implied that it wasn't. My response was to teka-bb who stated I'm sure Gary only had an AE tool made that does not look like the original tool.
Another member is the one who quoted Gary Goff as saying it was one of his creations.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2012, 03:22:43 PM by DavePEI »

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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #35 on: March 15, 2012, 12:31:23 PM »
I never implied that it wasn't. My response was to teka-bb who stated I'm sure Gary only had an AE tool made that does not look like the original tool.
Another member is the one who quoted Gary Goff as saying it was one of his creations.
Actually, the posting was not pointed at you - it was just to show everyone this was an original. For those who haven't seen the Gary/Larose creation, I dug back through some emails and found the following photo of one of those...

Same function, different way of doing it....
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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #36 on: March 15, 2012, 12:37:46 PM »
I never implied that it wasn't. My response was to teka-bb who stated I'm sure Gary only had an AE tool made that does not look like the original tool.
Another member is the one who quoted Gary Goff as saying it was one of his creations.
Actually, the posting was not pointed at you - it was just to show everyone this was an original. For those who haven't seen the Gary/Larose creation, I dug back through some emails and found the following photo of one of them...

Same function, different way of doing it....



Which is a very well made tool and does the job but doesn't look like the original.

A reproduction of the tool that looks exactly like the original would likely be too costly to make.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2012, 01:00:13 AM by teka-bb »
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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #37 on: March 15, 2012, 12:45:06 PM »
Which is a very well made tool and does the job but doesn't look like the original.

A reproduction tool that looks exactly like the original would likely be too costly to make.

Yes, undoubtably. I have one of Gary's dial tools, and it is great. It is just that I am glad this is an original tool for the museum, as I would far rather pay $40 for an original than a reproduction or re-designed one.

Someone who was going to make some of them already told me it would be far easier to make using a design similar to the "Gary" version, so that, no doubt is the reason for the modified construction....

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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #38 on: March 15, 2012, 12:56:26 PM »
Larry S. over on the TCI list is looking for his box of originals and once he finds them an announcement will be made this forum.

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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #39 on: March 15, 2012, 03:08:29 PM »
I think we all do too much quoting when we post here on the forum which led to the above misunderstanding about who said what re original or reproduction Monophone tools. In most cases, unless quotes are edited down to just a few words to indicate exactly what you are responding to, quoting is just a waste of space on the forum. I don't think that anyone is going to re-read all of the text in quotes, sometimes quotes within other quotes.

IMHO we should only quote when we really have to to be specific. In this particular topic we are all talking about Monophone tools so quoting really shouldn't be required. Am I out of line? Does anyone else notice an awful lot of un-neccesary quoting or is it just me? Other forums I visit quite strictly limit quoting and even proactively remove un-nessesary quoting. (Hope I'm not too far out of line!)

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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2012, 03:16:19 PM »
I'm with you.  The problem is that the "Quote" button is located right on the post that peaks one's interest and the "Reply" button is at the top or bottom of the thread's page - to Quote is much easier/more convenient.  I too am guilty of taking the easy way out on other forums.

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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2012, 03:30:49 PM »
Yeah I had never really noticed that before but you are right, the only way to reply right away to a post without presumably reading the rest of the replies is to use the quote button. Too bad there isn't also a reply button on each post. I guess you can use the quote button and then strip the quote off  but that does take more time. I have a problem with someone not wanting to spend an extra 20  seconds to edit the quote down (if they find a quote necessary) and then they figure that hundreds of viewers can all read a whole bunch of un-neccesary info. Maybe we should start a seperate Forum Etiquette thread elsewhere rather than hijack Dave's Monophone tool topic!

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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2012, 03:42:27 PM »
Hey Guys,
                This is my fault !!! When I contacted Gary G. he said it " might be " one of his . I thought , might , and typed, it was one of his. I have corrected the post. This is not the first time I didn't type what I thought!!  Sorry for causing some confusion.  
                 I would be glad to have either one!!
                I vote to delete and give the thread back to DavePEI , again sorry for my confusion.  stub
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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2012, 05:26:52 PM »
Gary Goff just placed a new order for his version of the Monophone tool (see picture below).

They will be 39 US$ including postage to US buyers.

I suggest you reserve one now by contacting Gary through his website at:

http://www.telephonecollector.info/

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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2012, 06:01:07 PM »
Hi Remco:

Thanks for letting us know! I am sure there will be many wanting one. If I hadn't found the original, I would have been ordering one, because I do have one of his dial tools, and it works great, as I am certain this would, too...

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