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Offline benkeys

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stromberg carlson
« on: October 21, 2012, 03:55:10 AM »
I just came across this SC phone while browsing on ebay.http://www.ebay.com/itm/300798720431
 It is right in my price range, i just have no clue what model it is or even how old it is. So i'm fairly certain it is worth the asking price, but i do have a few questions. What model is it? Roughly how old is it? Last, Does it carry an internal ringer in it?  
« Last Edit: October 21, 2012, 09:54:24 PM by AE_collector »
Ben K...  1960 WE 500 and 1972 SC 554   Always enjoying the sound of a phone with a bell ringer ringing....

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: stromberg carlson
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2012, 07:15:25 AM »
That is a SC 1243.  I think that they were made from the end of the 1930s into the early 1950s.  For whatever reason, they usually go for cheap ($10-$20).  Many, if not most, have frequency ringers installed.  The shell is a heavy zinc alloy.  This one needs some repainting, but the price isn't bad.

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Offline dsk

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Re: stromberg carlson
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2012, 08:38:54 AM »
I love that design, and the telephone has a kind of universal circuit, it can be modified between configurations from Local battery, to CB or a combination.

dsk

I have even got a regular New York number :-) 646 570 1796

Offline benkeys

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Re: stromberg carlson
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2012, 06:39:49 PM »
Thanks. If all go as planned i'll be getting it this week. I like phones that are generally inexpensive,as i never have a whole lot to spend on them. If i get it i'm guessing i'm going to have to rewire the ringer to a similar configuration as i had to do on my 500 and 554 when i got them? I can handle repainting it, i will get some inexpensive spray gloss black and paint it.
Ben K...  1960 WE 500 and 1972 SC 554   Always enjoying the sound of a phone with a bell ringer ringing....

Offline benkeys

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Re: stromberg carlson
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2012, 06:58:07 PM »
Well, looks like i'm not getting this one. It sold.. i truly hope a fellow member on this site didnt buy it knowing i had my eye on it...  bc that would be pretty low and messed up. I guess i wont post anymore ebay links, just post a screen shot of the picture.
Ben K...  1960 WE 500 and 1972 SC 554   Always enjoying the sound of a phone with a bell ringer ringing....

Offline G-Man

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Re: stromberg carlson
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2012, 07:43:29 PM »
The Bell System purchase a lot of these sets from Stromberg Carlson since they were considered to be equivelent to Western's 302.