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southernphoneman

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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #45 on: April 07, 2013, 03:58:38 PM »
Who are you trying to fool! You will have them both done before we help you decide.

A kink snuck back into your blue handset cord about 5 or 6 coils from the base. You should be able to twist it out without any trouble.

Terry
thanks for noticing the kink in the blue cord,and you are probably right about having both of the phones done,because once I start one of the projects I can t stop, I guess because I enjoy it so much.... thanks again terry. ;)

southernphoneman

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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #46 on: April 12, 2013, 01:23:57 PM »
 :) this phone is the latest addition to my collection. it is a 1957 western electric model 500, it was refurbed by the seller off of ebay.

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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #47 on: April 13, 2013, 02:05:58 PM »
Looking good! Nice progress.
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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #48 on: April 14, 2013, 11:59:11 AM »
here is another update on the 302 refurb. first I have to say something and that is that 302s are a pain in the but to work on, give me a 500/554 any day
Hmmm.  That's interesting.  I've always felt the 302's were easier than the 500's.

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southernphoneman

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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #49 on: April 14, 2013, 01:45:10 PM »
here is another update on the 302 refurb. first I have to say something and that is that 302s are a pain in the but to work on, give me a 500/554 any day
Hmmm.  That's interesting.  I've always felt the 302's were easier than the 500's.

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I only say that because I have refurbed 500s already  ;)  and this my first 302 refurb, once I get better with the 302s I am sure I will think differently :)make no mistake about it though, the 302 is still my favorite out of my collection and still mechanically the best one I got ;)

southernphoneman

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« Reply #50 on: April 16, 2013, 05:35:50 PM »
sorry nothing to update on the 302 right now I haven t worked on it since Saturday, but I will get back to  it and update it again very soon.

southernphoneman

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« Reply #51 on: April 16, 2013, 05:54:20 PM »
I should have posted this before. I will be adding a Stromberg and Carlson white 500 to my collection, I bought from forum member harry smith and can be seen on his topic in the classified section of this forum.once I receive this phone I will update this reply with photos.

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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #52 on: April 16, 2013, 06:10:55 PM »
It will sure be a nice phone!

Ben

southernphoneman

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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #53 on: April 16, 2013, 07:33:15 PM »
It will sure be a nice phone!

Ben
yes, I have been watching this one for a couple of weeks.

southernphoneman

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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #54 on: April 17, 2013, 08:06:04 PM »
sorry folks the refurb of the 302 is a complete failure and the phone has been eliminated from the collection as well as any posts about it sorry >:(

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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #55 on: April 17, 2013, 08:13:17 PM »
sorry folks the refurb of the 302 is a complete failure and the phone has been eliminated from the collection as well as any posts about it sorry >:(

Oh no! What happend?

southernphoneman

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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #56 on: April 17, 2013, 08:33:59 PM »
sorry folks the refurb of the 302 is a complete failure and the phone has been eliminated from the collection as well as any posts about it sorry >:(

Oh no! What happend?
I made an attempt at refurbishing and it did not go well, so I have stopped trying to fix it and may consider sending it out to dennis mc Donald of a1telephones :-\, but I am not sure.

southernphoneman

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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #57 on: April 17, 2013, 09:13:34 PM »
sorry folks about taking down  the photos of the 302 refurb but it did not go well and in the end I tried a topic on it and it did not go far at ALL so I have put the phone cover back on and it now sits on the shelf. even if I am able to fix it I probably won t post it, I am a little embarrassed about it and ashamed of the whole experience .now a closed issue and time to move on.

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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #58 on: April 17, 2013, 10:48:49 PM »
sorry folks about taking down  the photos of the 302 refurb but it did not go well and in the end I tried a topic on it and it did not go far at ALL so I have put the phone cover back on and it now sits on the shelf. even if I am able to fix it I probably won t post it, I am a little embarrassed about it and ashamed of the whole experience .now a closed issue and time to move on.
WHOOPS, Lets reopen it for 1 last consideration:

I am a little  confused why you are embarrassed for trying and not immediately succeeding . This is the typical experience for most people when attempting something new. It is called Life, might as well face it head-on and try your best over and over again, with each experience you gain a bit more of the upper hand, before long you are the one offering advice.
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Re: southernphonemans collection
« Reply #59 on: April 17, 2013, 10:53:22 PM »
Don't give up!