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Offline Sargeguy

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Re: Examples of Reproduction Wall Phones
« Reply #30 on: August 31, 2013, 10:40:49 PM »
$391 dollars!!! Yikes! I did not warn about this sooner because I thought it was an obvious piece of junk.  Someone got burned!  Here are some recent sales (last year or so) that are more indicative of the true value of a WE 2-boxer:

As removed-from-service 240 with 7-digit transmitter and OST receiver and it cost me $400.



http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=7824.0

I bought an intact version of what this is supposed to be for $305.



My New England Telephone 2-boxer with beveled transmitter was $500.  



http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=7925.0

THESE WERE ALL PURCHASED OFF OF EBAY!!!

There are bargains to be had or nice phones to be bought for top dollar.  Educate yourself and don't throw your money away on junk!
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Wall Phones
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2013, 07:40:44 PM »
FRANKENPHONE:

http://www.ebay.com/itm261286274849

A mishmash of old parts and reproduction.  Looking at it gives me a headache

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Re: Examples of Reproduction Wall Phones
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2013, 09:14:17 PM »
I was just looking at that and trying to figure out what the h*ll it was...

www.ebay.com/itm/261286274849

Gray Paystation stuff is bring big bucks now days.

Might be some salvageable parts...
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Wall Phones
« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2013, 09:55:52 PM »
What a mess! What could the electric motor under the dial possibly be for? The Gray part may be worth what it sold for though.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Wall Phones
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2013, 10:29:39 PM »
I think it's a newer hand generator rather than a motor.
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Wall Phones
« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2013, 10:32:06 PM »
Not an electric motor but a magnito.Recognise this set from COT. It was easier to sell a set with a magnito added for  the novilty .Somebody got this for a fraction of what it sold for origionaly.Most of the parts were old but never used togather.

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Re: Examples of Reproduction Wall Phones
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Re: Examples of Reproduction Wall Phones
« Reply #37 on: September 20, 2014, 11:10:33 AM »
Some of the earliest SC receivers were marked Stromberg and Carlson.This set has a American Electric hook.Arm does not look SC either

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Re: Examples of Reproduction Wall Phones
« Reply #38 on: September 20, 2014, 06:15:54 PM »
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Some of the earliest SC receivers were marked Stromberg and Carlson.

I think that was when they were in Switzerland? ;D

The backboard, writing shelf and bottom box look very crude. 
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