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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #75 on: February 15, 2013, 02:50:28 PM »
It is good to have a correct tool for a job. there is less chance to ruin anice phone due to a tool slipping or rounding out a hole.
(I wish my co-workers would learn the concept of using the right size Phillips screwdriver!)
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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #76 on: February 15, 2013, 04:41:38 PM »
Ain't Nothin' like the real thing. It is useful but not the real deal. I collect all the old tools as I have been a tech for over 35 years.  I wish it was made more like the original....Doug
I have to agree with you  - I am fortunate enough to have eventually found an original. But they are as scarce as Hens Teeth, and this will do the job.

The thing is, I have been told by several machinists, as I was looking into getting exact originals made, the cost of manufacture of original style tools could cost 5 times as much as making these.

That is why the compromise design.

Meanwhile, these will do everything the originals would.

Dave

I don't agree with you guys at all  ;)  I REALLY like the "new style" that GGoff had made. You can get a lot more torque on the new tool with much less effort than with the original, and the new design is a lot easier to hold onto.
Ray...to me its like the new E1 tools that are making the rounds. Probably does a better job, but its not the real deal. I have my E1 tool hanging in my collection, I take it down and use it. Put it back up. It's a piece of history. Gary's piece is great as a useful tool, but its not the same. Just my two cents....Doug
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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #77 on: February 15, 2013, 05:23:17 PM »
Oh, don't get me wrong here; I DO enjoy very much owning the original tools, I too have the original E1 tools and use them every time I need to take an E1 handset apart.

What I was commenting on was whether the "old/original" was better than the new tool in use. You just cannot get any amount of real torque on the original because all it has is a knurled ring to turn, whereas the new one has a very nice "T" handle on it, making actual use mush more efficient and easy on the fingers!
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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #78 on: February 19, 2013, 06:43:13 PM »
I was one of the lucky ones who was able to order one of these tools before they were all purchased, and it came today.  First thing I did was take one of my AE phones apart.  This is definitely one of the best tools I have now, and it certainly doesn't offend me that it's not an original.  My compliments to the chef!  Thank you!!
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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #79 on: March 05, 2013, 04:17:52 PM »

Again there is a limited supply of these tools available through the TCI Company Store at:

http://www.telephonecollectors.org/store/store.htm
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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #80 on: March 05, 2013, 04:20:01 PM »

Again there is a limited supply of these tools available through the TCI Company Store at:

http://www.telephonecollectors.org/store/store.htm
Great, Remco:

How many were made this time? I can't get over the popularity of these! Come and get 'em while they last!

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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #81 on: March 05, 2013, 04:26:21 PM »
How many were made this time?

There 12 were made but at least 4 of those are already sold.
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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #82 on: June 14, 2013, 11:11:03 PM »
Yes really cool tool.  Im with Doug I would love to have one.  since I am an AE50 junkie

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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #83 on: August 23, 2013, 02:49:27 PM »
What an amazing find!
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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #84 on: August 23, 2013, 03:02:55 PM »
What an amazing find!
Nice find, Doug. It isn't easy to find an original monophone tool these days. It took me a couple of years to find one for myself...

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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #85 on: August 23, 2013, 03:13:37 PM »
Doug, where did you end up finding this?

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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #86 on: August 24, 2013, 07:34:56 AM »
I found two NOS AE monophone extension phones new in the box. The seller almost threw away the tool as he didn't know what it was....Doug
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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #87 on: August 24, 2013, 07:40:20 AM »
I found two NOS AE monophone extension phones new in the box. The seller almost threw away the tool as he didn't know what it was....Doug
Ahh, you lucky dog! Some day I will find one of those extension phones (4A or Model 14A) in good shape. I haven't got one. These were most often used as Interphones.

Funny, these monophone tools seem to show up when you least expect them. There is something about the originals, though - I do prefer them to Gary's re-pop, but I hear his works very well.

Dave
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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #88 on: August 24, 2013, 08:22:00 AM »
Those extension phones are beautiful!  Mint out of the box.   Nice find!!

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Re: AECo "Monophone Tool"
« Reply #89 on: August 24, 2013, 12:05:25 PM »
I'm moving to your side of the country so I can get some of the great phones you keep finding.
Dave