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Seaman Recruit AOE4
« on: December 28, 2012, 03:04:35 AM »
Dave..that's me ;) new member.Nice to find a place where I can learn how to restore my old AE 40.I have a background in electromechanical work, IC2 on board the USS Detroit, many years maintaining strowger switches for General Telephone and a few years as a cable splicer.The old rotary phone are fascinating, so well built unlike the crap they have today :P looking forward to having some help with this hobby.
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Re: Seaman Recruit
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2012, 11:36:09 AM »
"Welcome Aboard" AOE4!

Lots of friendly help available with phones around here. Where did you work for GTE?

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Re: Seaman Recruit
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2012, 11:48:59 AM »
Welcome, Dave, from another Dave!

Nice to see new members joining. I think you will find this is a friendly, fun and educational forum to belong to! There are members interested in just about every facet of telephone collecting, including switching!

We look forward to seeing your posts!

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Re: Seaman Recruit
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2012, 01:44:00 AM »
thanks for the welcome, I was employed by GTE at Covina, La Puente and out at the San Fernando Ca. yard as a splicer.I knew my days were numbered when I witnessed huge piles of Strowger switches piled up in the parking lot at one of the offices :'(
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Re: Seaman Recruit
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2012, 01:48:16 AM »
Yeah, I've seen too much of that myself. Scrap metal bins full to overflowing wit hStrowger equipment after cutovers to newer electronic stuff. Crossbar racks as well and even #1EAX frames stacked like cordwood in the parking lot of a CO that wasn't even built until 1975.

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Re: Seaman Recruit
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2012, 03:48:16 AM »
Yeah, I've seen too much of that myself. Scrap metal bins full to overflowing wit hStrowger equipment after cutovers to newer electronic stuff. Crossbar racks as well and even #1EAX frames stacked like cordwood in the parking lot of a CO that wasn't even built until 1975.

Terry
I was given a choice, train to be a cable splicer or be downsized ,I chose cable splicer.Commuted 150 miles a day to work in the barrio, yeah! I am hispanic and even then it was tense., that sucked :-X went back to school to be a Respiratory therapist, I liked GTE however my time was up.
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