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Offline HarrySmith

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Billett Mouthpiece
« on: October 12, 2012, 12:20:19 PM »
Perusing eBay I came across this wood wall phone and thought it had a ceramic mouthpiece. Upon closer examination of the pictures it appears to be Aluminium. This is a new one to me, never saw or heard of such a thing. Pretty Cool!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300793911009
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Re: Billett Mouthpiece
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2012, 12:51:27 PM »

Looks like it's younger than the phone itself. Maybe someone made it on a lathe?
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Re: Billett Mouthpiece
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2012, 05:42:01 PM »

Looks like it's younger than the phone itself. Maybe someone made it on a lathe?


Yea, I agree with Remco. It was either recently turned on a lathe (and not very well:), or it was just part of a funnel or something that someone just stuck on there.

I saw it when I was cruising eBay the other day too and at first thought it was a porcelain MPC.
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