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Offline Contempra

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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #135 on: November 16, 2013, 07:56:50 PM »
oh its a good price for this red phone :) thanks you for the response.
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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #136 on: November 21, 2013, 07:26:38 PM »
Hi, I just bought my first ever automatic electric telephone pictured below, and also there is a photo of the base, can someone tell me what the black numbers represent, thankyou, Gregg.
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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #137 on: November 21, 2013, 07:30:17 PM »
Very nice, love those AE 40's. I only have one myself, that still needs for me to finish restoring it.

How much was it? I really like that number card, very stylish. (just like these phones)

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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #138 on: November 21, 2013, 07:36:32 PM »
Very nice, love those AE 40's. I only have one myself, that still needs for me to finish restoring it.

How much was it? I really like that number card, very stylish. (just like these phones)

Ben
thank you Ben, it was 49 dollars and change, I wasn t a big fan of AE phone until lately when they started to grow on me, and I don t even know if I paid to much or not, on ebay there price varied from 25 dollars to over 1000 dollars, Gregg

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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #139 on: November 21, 2013, 07:39:12 PM »
I am not the price master for phones but I would say you got a pretty good deal!

I'm not a big fan on the AE's either.. Though, some I think look really cool and some like the 80E look too blocky and ugly.

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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #140 on: December 01, 2013, 12:00:44 PM »
here is my first 2 tones 500 won on ebay a few minuts ago, Gregg

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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #141 on: December 01, 2013, 12:45:21 PM »
Very cool, I am still yet to buy one. Though, I did just pick up a 1964 yellow phone.

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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #142 on: December 01, 2013, 04:12:46 PM »
What's the difference between ' Automatic Électric phone and the other .?. excuse my ignorance ;)
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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #143 on: December 01, 2013, 06:05:23 PM »
Gregg,

I'm sure you already thought this through, but you might want to sand down the bottom of the AE 40 where it is rusty. If you have a dremel you can buy a bit that will work well grinding down the rust.

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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #144 on: December 01, 2013, 06:10:32 PM »
Cool.

I had to do the same with my AE 40, just add a line cord. Though, I just cannot find a good way to shine it.

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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #145 on: December 01, 2013, 06:21:22 PM »
Ben, thank you for your compliment,



  and contempra, the difference I believe that western electric and automatic electric are just 2 companies who made beautiful telephones for the bell system, Gregg

In most cases Bell companies in the U.S.--at least for most of the 20th century--used Western Electric phones, Bell Canada used Northern Electric. Automatic Electric phones were seldom used by the Bell System; rather they were used by independents.
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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #146 on: December 06, 2013, 06:17:15 PM »
Very nice, I was looking at that, but I didn't have the funds.

That pink one looks especially nice.

Ben

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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #147 on: December 06, 2013, 06:25:42 PM »
Nice haul ;D Works out to around $12.50 per phone, not bad. That is some line cord on the Pink one! A little polish and put them back on eBay for twice as much :o

Did you get the two-tone 500 yet? Is it original?
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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #148 on: December 06, 2013, 09:17:21 PM »
Oh well, nice try. Looks like you got some two-tone possibilties in this new group. Green and white? Brown & white? ;D
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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #149 on: December 06, 2013, 09:31:59 PM »
Nice lot of fun (phone) :D.. now I think about the shipping... ;)
Denis