Ok, I'll start off. Steve K gave me an idea. Many of you have started off with nothing, but have at least one antique/vintage phone now, or more. So, lets see your collection. Please, no pics of phones you wish you had or other collectors sets. Just what you have. This isn't a contest. I don't care if it looks like it was run over by a train, or if you have the grand-daddy mint condition, NOS W.E. Potbelly candlestick, or if you have one or one thousand. SHOW THEM!
Here is a sample of some of my daily drivers. I'll post more as I go along.
51AL - Completely restored by me some 13 years ago. It was a basket case. All original except the receiver cord bottom felt and transmitter. I stuffed a T1 capsule in it for daily use. I did this ONLY to a basket case like this phone was.
151AL - All original and from the Detroit area. Only the receiver cord is a replacement. Nothing else. Not a nick on this set. I got it with it's original 684 subset.
202 - Another one restored and painted by me. It was a $5 basket case from about 20 years ago. All original including the #4 dial it came with. The receiver cord is an original W.E. replacement. The bottom felt has also been replaced.
302 - All original, only minor nicks in the paint. A numbers matching phone from early 38. The chassis is marked 11/37. Oh, I installed the coil cord for daily use. I tucked away the original brown cloth cord which is in fine shape.
AE40 - Restoration still in progress. But she's coming along fine, and is a nice performer.
Kellogg 1000 -Redbar- Bakelite housing, recently restored, but not finished. Works fine.
Now, lets enjoy each other projects and collections