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Re: Bell / Western Electric - "Mod 1 Picturephone"
« Reply #270 on: April 28, 2013, 01:53:56 PM »
Thanks G-Man. I thought I found a replacement CRT for them. Oh well, I'll just keep searching.
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Re: Bell / Western Electric - "Mod 1 Picturephone"
« Reply #271 on: April 28, 2013, 03:49:42 PM »
I'm sure someone would find that Sony tube handy though to repair a compatible TV that has a duff tube... :)

Stick it up on the bay and see if anyone bites... :)

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Re: Bell / Western Electric - "Mod 1 Picturephone"
« Reply #272 on: April 28, 2013, 09:18:51 PM »
Could that picture tube be a replacement for the one in the later picturephone?
The square one from about 1969

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Re: Bell / Western Electric - "Mod 1 Picturephone"
« Reply #273 on: April 28, 2013, 09:25:49 PM »
Could that picture tube be a replacement for the one in the later picturephone?
The square one from about 1969

I contacted Wayne from JLK Museum about it. He thinks it could be used for a later Picturephone.
He's checking it out.
Mo ???
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Re: Bell / Western Electric - "Mod 1 Picturephone"
« Reply #274 on: April 29, 2013, 12:28:12 AM »
Interesting tidbit. I was contacted (through ebay) by a Bell Labs engineer that was part of the Picturephone team and he knew the engineers that I listed in my EBay description. I looked up his name and he is legit. Geez, I don't know what to say. What questions should I ask him?
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Re: Bell / Western Electric - "Mod 1 Picturephone"
« Reply #275 on: April 29, 2013, 01:41:20 AM »
Interesting tidbit. I was contacted (through ebay) by a Bell Labs engineer that was part of the Picturephone team and he knew the engineers that I listed in my EBay description. I looked up his name and he is legit. Geez, I don't know what to say. What questions should I ask him?
Thanks,
Mo

Have you heard back from him at all?

Hi There,
I never heard back from him but I did tell him to come on this forum. I don't quite remember why I was unable to get his email. I think it was through EBay and the message didn't go through. At the time (never having sold on Ebay) I did not know all the rules. I will see if our old messages are still there and see what happens. It would be great to pick his brain!
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Mo
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Re: Bell / Western Electric - "Mod 1 Picturephone"
« Reply #276 on: April 29, 2013, 06:14:27 PM »
A little late to the show, what an incredible thread and an incredible phone! I remember talking on one of these as a kid at the 1964 NY Worlds Fair in the Bell Telephone exhibit. I have often wondered if any of these survived!

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Re: Bell / Western Electric - "Mod 1 Picturephone"
« Reply #277 on: May 05, 2014, 10:20:16 PM »
This picture was taken in 1965 at a Picturephone exhibit in Chicago.
One of those might have been the one I auctioned. I found this recently and wanted to share.

Mo
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Re: Bell / Western Electric - "Mod 1 Picturephone"
« Reply #278 on: May 05, 2014, 10:26:52 PM »
This picture was taken in 1965 at a Picturephone exhibit in Chicago.
One of those might have been the one I auctioned. I found this recently and wanted to share.

Mo
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What a find the Picturephone was. It has to be a record! I am so glad you did so well!

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Re: Bell / Western Electric - "Mod 1 Picturephone"
« Reply #279 on: May 05, 2014, 10:40:16 PM »
Very cool image, it's also great to see you post again, Mo!

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« Reply #280 on: May 05, 2014, 11:51:24 PM »
Mo, Where ya been?  Good to see you back!  That Picturephone was a great auction.
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« Reply #281 on: May 06, 2014, 12:31:40 AM »
WOW amazing. Boy did I miss the fun while away from the forums on this one. Congrats Maureen!! Really nice story behind that phone and the pics and memories of your father.

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« Reply #282 on: May 06, 2014, 08:36:34 AM »
It's amazing how you didn't just find the picturephone in someone else's attic, lying damaged in some toy box, but you found it as new as the day it was built, as one of your father's treasures, in his own attic!
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Re: Bell / Western Electric - "Mod 1 Picturephone"
« Reply #283 on: May 08, 2014, 01:06:51 AM »
Speaking of your Dad's attic, have you found anything else up there recently?
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Re: Bell / Western Electric - "Mod 1 Picturephone"
« Reply #284 on: May 10, 2014, 08:34:52 PM »
Other than the Western Electric KS xxxxx "Attic Insulation" ("Insulation - Attic" in the GPO system!) that is!

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