Author Topic: Auction 22 - Western Electric "A1" Desk Telephone  (Read 5271 times)

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Re: Auction 22 - Western Electric "A1" Desk Telephone
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2009, 02:28:27 PM »

McHeath;
If you win...
We'll all come to your house, and teach you a lesson you won't soon forget....
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Re: Auction 22 - Western Electric "A1" Desk Telephone
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2009, 10:35:40 PM »
Algebra?



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Re: Auction 22 - Western Electric "A1" Desk Telephone
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2009, 02:11:41 PM »
Yes !
And why A, and B, don't add up.
We will make it so your fingers don't work on a keyboard for quite some time.
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Re: Auction 22 - Western Electric "A1" Desk Telephone
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2009, 11:06:24 AM »

 $1250.00
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Re: Auction 22 - Western Electric "A1" Desk Telephone
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2009, 07:46:22 PM »
$1,500.

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Re: Auction 22 - Western Electric "A1" Desk Telephone
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2009, 12:33:09 PM »
Well using the how to dial your phone movie as my only source.  It looks like when the national roll out of direct dial got in to full swing the 302 and space saver were the current production phones.  Is that correct?  So the earlier dial phones were limited production for the few big cities that had DD?

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Re: Auction 22 - Western Electric "A1" Desk Telephone
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2009, 03:21:29 PM »
It's probably right that the biggest push was after WWII, but it was a 65 year process that didn't end until the last manual exchange was finally replaced in 1983.
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Re: Auction 22 - Western Electric "A1" Desk Telephone
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2009, 07:13:31 PM »
This phone is up to a grand and has a little over an hour left on the auction.  Gonna go high I think.

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Re: Auction 22 - Western Electric "A1" Desk Telephone
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2009, 08:32:15 PM »
Mark wins. $1725

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Re: Auction 22 - Western Electric "A1" Desk Telephone
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2009, 10:26:31 PM »
Congrats, Mark.  ;D
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Re: Auction 22 - Western Electric "A1" Desk Telephone
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2009, 04:13:20 AM »
With that win, Mark joins the "three" club.  Good job, Mark!

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