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Offline Nick in Manitou

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What is that handset?
« on: December 08, 2012, 07:17:38 PM »
www.ebay.com/itm/251192002809  (came back and added the "www." to make the link work!)

Is it just the angle of the photo, or is that a non-WE handset?


« Last Edit: December 08, 2012, 08:29:28 PM by Nick in Manitou »

Offline Phonesrfun

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Re: What is that handset?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2012, 07:25:04 PM »
Certainly not Western.  I am not an expert on handsets, but perhaps North, Stromberg Carlson or Leich.  Kind of blows a hole in the seller's assertion that it is an all original, but the seller may not be knowlegeable about handsets.


That being said, it is electrically equivalent, and will work.

« Last Edit: December 08, 2012, 07:39:48 PM by Phonesrfun »
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Offline wds

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Re: What is that handset?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2012, 07:26:29 PM »
More importantly, why is it $222 and counting?
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Offline Just4Phones

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Re: What is that handset?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2012, 07:29:06 PM »
OMG I was just going to post the same question!  Why is it up to $222.00?  Are we missing something?

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Offline Phonesrfun

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Re: What is that handset?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2012, 07:43:45 PM »
Sure.  You are missing the customized ringer clapper adjustment (bent).  That alone must be worth $200.00 
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Offline wds

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Re: What is that handset?
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2012, 07:59:42 PM »
Ebay link doesn't work so here's some pictures of this gem.
Dave

Offline TelePlay

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Re: What is that handset?
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2012, 08:04:19 PM »
The link is missing the " http://www. " in front of the " ebay.com/itm/251192002809 " . . . .

Is that handset seamless?

« Last Edit: December 08, 2012, 08:08:18 PM by TelePlay »

Offline wds

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Re: What is that handset?
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2012, 06:38:29 AM »
final price $275.  Pretty incredible.  There must be something about this phone that I'm not seeing to drive the price up that high.
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Offline rdelius

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Re: What is that handset?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2012, 09:17:32 AM »
Connecticut -off an intercom or something.Not the bad plastic military one

Offline wds

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Re: What is that handset?
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2012, 11:04:43 AM »
Seller must be very happy right now.  Probably picked the phone up at a flea market for $10 and threw it on Ebay hoping for a quick $10 profit.  His Christmas came a little early.  You gotta love it.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2012, 11:32:56 AM by wds »
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