Author Topic: I just won this Light Blue (-62) 554  (Read 3064 times)

HobieSport

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Re: I won this monday
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2009, 11:28:25 PM »
I really don't know anything about any of the beige phones so it's all new to me.
So I guess the phone I bought can't be Rose Beige.  Oh well.

Offline AtomicEraTom

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Re: I won this monday
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2009, 11:39:05 PM »
Yup, I didn't even know that was an actual WE color, so goes to show how much I know!  I just called it that because next to my beige one, it's way pinkier.  But the other beige one is from 1968.
I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main roads. Searchin' in the sun for another overload.  I hear you singin' in the wires, I can hear you through the whine, and the Witchita Lineman is still on the line.

Offline foots

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Re: I won this monday
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2009, 04:13:37 AM »
Very Nice 554!  Love the color, whatever it is.....

I needed a phone to experiment on with different polishes, but I must admit I really do like that color. I'm really hoping it doesn't get broken during shipping. I must admit, HobieSport's 500 looks very nice as well. I guess this means I'll have to start collecting color phones too  ::) 
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Offline Tonyrotary

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Re: I won this monday
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2009, 09:47:20 AM »
Foots,

I think that 554 will clean up very nicely. And it is a nice color! Cannot wait to see your results!

Hobie,

 Your 500 is pretty sweet too. Oh it looks like that trimline your getting is not modular. I really like the trimeline rotary phones that are not modular. Is yours a wall or desk model?

Offline McHeath

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Re: I won this monday
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2009, 06:50:33 PM »
I bought a NOS aqua handset cord from oldphoneworks, and am very pleased with it.  I think it was about 20 bucks with shipping, so it's not all that cheap sadly, but it's real WE made and even had the short chunky grommet on the handset side. 


Offline AtomicEraTom

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Re: I won this monday
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2009, 08:33:16 PM »
I like color phones, I like black ones too, but I think if I had displays of nothing but black 500's it would get awful boring.
I am a lineman for the county and I drive the main roads. Searchin' in the sun for another overload.  I hear you singin' in the wires, I can hear you through the whine, and the Witchita Lineman is still on the line.

HobieSport

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Re: I won this monday
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2009, 08:39:14 PM »
Quote from: McHeath
I bought a NOS aqua handset cord from oldphoneworks, and am very pleased with it.  I think it was about 20 bucks with shipping, so it's not all that cheap sadly, but it's real WE made and even had the short chunky grommet on the handset side. 

Yup. OPW sounds like the way to go, Heath.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2009, 12:07:44 AM by HobieSport »

Offline foots

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Re: I won this monday
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2009, 11:56:16 PM »
This needs to be entered in the blue vs turquoise thread we had a while back. Please check on the  back of the dial and see if it says 62 (light blue) or 64 turquoise. I am curious.....

Well Dan, the dial says 62 and that's the color of the plastic on the insides. Oh, btw, I though this would be a bit of a frankenstein - boy was I wrong. With exception of the cords, everything in this phone is dated 5-65 except the transmitter cap which is 4-65.
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Offline Dan

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Re: I won this monday
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2009, 12:50:36 AM »
I figured it was light blue, but the date made it possible to be turquoise. It's beautiful.

Here's a turquoise I  "made " from a NOS Northern Electric kit I bought off ebay. I had to modify the  NE  dial plate to fit the western electric dial . It is beautiful and I love the look, even though it isn't a "true" turquoise  554.

« Last Edit: May 16, 2009, 12:52:27 AM by Dan »
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Offline McHeath

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Re: I won this monday
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2009, 02:30:35 AM »
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It is beautiful and I love the look, even though it isn't a "true" turquoise  554.

As the old commercial on TV used to say, "Only her hairdresser knows for sure".   :)

Thats a great looking phone and you did just what Ma Bell did countless times, changed the color.

HobieSport

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Re: I won this monday
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2009, 03:18:32 AM »
That is an absolutely disgusting color and where can one buy it?