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Offline Dan/Panther

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Finally got some shelves up.
« on: April 22, 2009, 03:27:32 AM »
I finally got up the gumption to put up some shelves.
It sure frees up floor space.

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Re: Finally got some shelves up.
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2009, 03:35:11 AM »
That corner of your room looks like it could be a very interesting and fun place to visit.

I really like your collection of 500's, are they all early fifties models?

I mounted a 50 inch plasma TV to my wall a year or so back. I couldn't sleep the first night, expecting an almighty (and very expensive) crash to come at any time. However, I think your phones are much more valuable so I hope you screwed those shelves very securely to the wall ;)

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Re: Finally got some shelves up.
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2009, 10:04:08 AM »
That looks great!  The colors on the phone really draw the eye, and those are some nice looking 500s.  I just bought a pink 500 myself, my first one, and am looking forward to it's arrival. 

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Re: Finally got some shelves up.
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2009, 10:57:45 AM »
Looks good Dan!  I hope you planned for future expansion.  There are more colors to get!

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Re: Finally got some shelves up.
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2009, 11:04:29 AM »
Very nice Dan.  :)

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Re: Finally got some shelves up.
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2009, 01:50:10 PM »
That is alwaysa my greatest fear that the shelves will not hold. I try always to mount to studs, and if not will use Molley bolts. If as molley bolt pulls out, a big chunk of wall comes with it.
I plan to put up shelves all around the room a various heigths, and make it so I can alternate arera between different things I collect. Phones, Radios, Trains, and small personal items from my younger years.
Make it so it's not the same all the time.
5 of the phones are 50's the other 3 are from the 60's.
Guess which are which, and I will see if my disguises worked.
I still have 4 other colors I haven't cleaned up yet for display.
Plus i have non W.E. phones and non 500's yet to put up. This hobby grows rapidly.....almost like raising mice or rabbitts. I also have a rapidly growing collection of fromer displays that got replaced.

Dennis;
You mean there's more.... :o

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Re: Finally got some shelves up.
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2009, 04:26:14 PM »
I had 47 phones on three  large, long shelves in the basement. I was organizing them, putting the 500's on top, the 302's in their  own spot. Walked away, and it sounded  like a "bell ringing bomb" went off! My middle son ran back, with a s#it faced grin on his face, and I said "shut up! , get out of here. For the next hour, I took phones out of the pile. The top had fell which started the second and third ones to collapse.

Incredibly, only one damaged phone, AN AE90 wall phone, which I had a duplicate of (chipped housing, which was superglued back on). Lucky, I guess. I went out and bought these 3 inch metal molly bolts. Then I distributed the weight more evenly, with trimlines sharing space next to heavy AE40's and We500's. No collapses since, but i really was sick to my stomach for a while!
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Re: Finally got some shelves up.
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009, 09:25:29 PM »
that's great D/P

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Re: Finally got some shelves up.
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2009, 10:58:15 PM »
Wow, I was just thinking shelves today, realizing I'm out of room for phones myself!  Too bad shelves don't happen when your house is on the market!
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Re: Finally got some shelves up.
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2009, 12:26:20 AM »
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5 of the phones are 50's the other 3 are from the 60's.
Guess which are which, and I will see if my disguises worked.

The pink, green and red one are from the 60s.  (I think) 

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Re: Finally got some shelves up.
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2009, 01:07:28 AM »
I didn't feel good about the way the shelves were put up, so I took them down and went and bought good hardware to make sure the sheves were solid. I then adfded a shelf, and added more phones. Notice the progression on the top shelf.
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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2009, 02:49:19 AM »
Very nice and inspirational D/P, to say the least.  The top shelf progression is a sight to behold indeed, but then, the whole collection looks great.  Is that a pinball machine on the right hand edge?  Love the poster of your dog, too. :)

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Re: Finally got some shelves up.
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2009, 05:12:21 AM »
Nice new shelves (sorry if I worried you about how they were fixed to the wall) and a truly inspiring collection of phones.

I really like the gray 500. I think I'll keep an eye on ebay for one of those.

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Re: Finally got some shelves up.
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2009, 02:51:47 PM »
Not at all, You were right.
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Re: Finally got some shelves up.
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2009, 11:30:22 PM »
Now if only I had mor ethan three different colors of phone.  You keep me a dreamer D/P
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