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Re: Haf's telephone collection
« Reply #45 on: September 17, 2017, 02:11:44 PM »
Thank you very much to y'all.

Payphone installer: I guess you are referring to my post  #23, October 10, 2013. You are absolutly correct, I knew that with a 10 Cent CF card there should be a gray or silver CF plate. Simply, I don't have the correct plate. If you got one to part with I would be pleased.

Benny: Nice to meet you. A negative attitude wouldn't help much either so I decided to stay farther positive  :) And I was running lazy anyway ;)

oldguy, Stan and Harry, yes, feels good to be back again and taking care of phones again
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« Reply #46 on: March 06, 2018, 05:20:35 PM »
Time for an short update of some more phones.

a 1940 metal housing 302, original paint, just polished a bit. Nice dial center card, not made of printed cardboard but water slide decal on another acetate disc beneth the outer one.
My "new" kitchen phone, a WE 211 Space saver, 1937, no original dial center card yet.
As long as I'm still rewiring my home the 150G is temporarily out of sercice. But otherwise it works just fine. Stan send me an adjusted two coil coin relay to work with his controller.
And another impression of my AE 21, original paint too, just polished.

Not to mention, all phones are on line of course :)

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« Last Edit: March 06, 2018, 05:43:21 PM by Haf »
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« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2018, 05:21:52 PM »
more pics...
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« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2018, 05:56:02 PM »
What a great collection! All US Western Electric phone, must have been difficult to source! That paint on the 302 is absolutely amazing!
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« Reply #49 on: April 02, 2018, 05:11:56 PM »
Finally I let the modern times invade my home- a bit ;)

Recently bought a 1963 aqua blue WE 500, ok it was turquise when I got it but bleached back to blue again. Funny thing, I researched the phone number on the dial center card, the original owner died in 2010 but I managed to find her daughter now living in Canada. Quote from a mail she send to me:
"I couldn't have been more surprised to get your email about my mother's phone! I remember it -- it was turquoise. My mom passed away in 2010 at the age of 76 and many of her things were given to her neighbour, including this phone. She lived in her house for 40 years and refused to get rid of her dial phones, even when touchtone phones became popular. I can assure you she loved that phone and spent many hours talking to her friends on it. She was a bit of a recluse in her later years and her phone was her lifeline to friends and family. She kept this turquoise one in her bedroom.....Her house was filled with all kinds of memorabilia and possessions she had kept for decades. I'd love to know how you happened to buy the phone and what it's worth today. I'm very glad it's in the hands of someone who cares as much as you do."

So nice to know some of my phones history. First three pictures are from the ebay auction, last three made today.

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« Reply #50 on: April 02, 2018, 05:29:05 PM »
Nice! Looks great, nice restoration.
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« Reply #51 on: April 02, 2018, 05:32:33 PM »
That looks quite familiar had though not the exact same phone.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=19626.msg200295#msg200295

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« Reply #52 on: April 02, 2018, 05:56:01 PM »
Harry, thank you :)

And Terry, I was surprised how easy bleaching was and how perfect it worked, all even blue again (except the inside, it was discolored even there, this is why I guess it is less the sunlight but heavy smoking causing this discoloration- will tell you in some years) and it was as much discolored as yours. It took few hours in the sunlight and bleach to get this result. Easy and effective. Ah, and no sanding, just polishing.

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« Reply #53 on: April 02, 2018, 05:57:27 PM »
Very Nice Haf.....they look beautiful throughout your home....outstanding!....Doug
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« Reply #54 on: April 02, 2018, 06:02:38 PM »
That looks quite familiar though not the exact same phone.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=19626.msg200295#msg200295

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« Reply #55 on: April 02, 2018, 06:05:31 PM »
Terry, twice the same post?

Doug, thank you, it is my bedside phone now too. A bit more easy to answer a call in the dark than with a candlestick ;)

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« Reply #56 on: April 02, 2018, 06:11:29 PM »
Is that your bed next to the candlestick? Looks like a sofa to me.
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« Reply #57 on: April 02, 2018, 06:22:34 PM »
Harry...maybe it is not my only candlestick next to that Corbusier LC2 chair ;)

This one is btw the one ringing when you call the San Francisco 1-415-449-4743 number.

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« Reply #58 on: April 02, 2018, 06:40:02 PM »
Ahhh. OK, I will accept that. You must be one of a very few European collectors with such a great collection of US Western Electric phones. Congrats on building a very nice collection!
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« Reply #59 on: April 02, 2018, 06:48:31 PM »
Terry, twice the same post?
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Oops sorry. That's what happens when trying to write and post with one hand while out walking and talking! Looked as though I forgot to hit send...so I did.