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Offline newskeeto

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My First Soft Plastic 500
« on: October 16, 2012, 11:03:27 PM »
I was browsing Craigslist recently, and purchased the telephone pictured below.  I absolutely love this phone, and am very excited about it because it is my first soft plastic model 500.  It was made in July 1951, and was refurbished in the later fifties.

Offline JorgeAmely

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Re: My First Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2012, 07:02:13 PM »
Nice way to start your collection.
Jorge

Offline benkeys

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Re: My First Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2012, 02:07:19 AM »
The best phone and a good year to start out with. You have to be careful while looking at WE 500's sometimes bc certain people will mark them at 30-40% higher then they are actually worth. I started with a red  stromberg carlson 554 from 1972, all original never refurbished.
Ben K...  1960 WE 500 and 1972 SC 554   Always enjoying the sound of a phone with a bell ringer ringing....

Offline McHeath

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Re: My First Soft Plastic 500
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2012, 11:20:15 PM »
Gee an early one!  Good score.