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Offline BDM

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Snappy base cover
« on: February 24, 2009, 12:33:02 AM »
Check out this snappy candlestick base cover. Plus, look carefully at the mouth piece. Notice you can see daylight? That means two things. It's missing the transmitter, and there's a hole in the transmitter back. Not good either way.

This would make a good basket case phone restoration, then modernization. I did that to a complete basket case 50/51AL stick myself.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Western-Electric-Candlestick-Telephone-AT-T_W0QQitemZ120382376088QQihZ002QQcategoryZ38037QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Re: Snappy base cover
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2009, 07:52:13 AM »
Brian that light inside the mouthpiece looks like light reflection from the flash or overhead lighting....at least that what it looks like to me.  What do you suppose this will go for?  With five days left it's already up to $76.  If it's something good the collector will grab it.  The first thing I'd do is search for a replacement bottom, even though the seller finds it "fascinating".

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Re: Snappy base cover
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2009, 08:21:50 AM »
Well, as you know, you could simply replace the bottom felt. I emailed the seller about the light that can be seen through the transmitter cup. I'll post his response. This may go well over $100 because of the #2 dial. If that had anything but a #2, it's anyones guess.

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Re: Snappy base cover
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2009, 08:28:29 AM »
So that is light coming through and not just a reflection?

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Re: Snappy base cover
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2009, 08:33:11 AM »
So that is light coming through and not just a reflection?

At this point, I don't believe so. Notice how it reflects the speech hole perfectly. But, I could be wrong. We'll see what the seller says. I may be eating crow on that one??

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Re: Snappy base cover
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2009, 06:58:10 PM »
My btake. If you follow the trajectory of thje hole, it will line up with where the wires come into the bottom of ther transmitter housing. My guess the transmitter diaphram is missing and the wires are also gone.
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Re: Snappy base cover
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2009, 10:12:21 PM »
My btake. If you follow the trajectory of thje hole, it will line up with where the wires come into the bottom of ther transmitter housing. My guess the transmitter diaphram is missing and the wires are also gone.
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That's exactly it. She emailed me back stated so.

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Re: Snappy base cover
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2009, 10:26:35 PM »
That was a good catch Brian!  Nothing beats having some experience when looking for these old phones.  Good job.

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Re: Snappy base cover
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2009, 10:43:09 PM »
That was a good catch Brian!  Nothing beats having some experience when looking for these old phones.  Good job.

Thanks Dennis. I'll help with the hard metal phones, you take care of the 500s. Bingster can handle all of them......lol

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Re: Snappy base cover
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2009, 11:59:33 PM »
Nah, I'm no expert on anything older than a 202.  I have precisely one such phone.  And I can't touch Dennis' knowledge of the 500.  I'll take the 202/subset group, though. ;)
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Re: Snappy base cover
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2009, 12:02:06 AM »
Thanks for the compliment but there isn't that much to know, once you learn it.  I would like to learn as much about the 102's and 202's.  So I know who to go to for assistance.

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Re: Snappy base cover
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2009, 12:10:53 AM »
Well Bing, you know what to look for, or how should I say? The do & don'ts when buying. As you know, just like radios, that 90% of the battle :-X

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