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Offline liteamorn

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Ivory 1959 500
« on: August 06, 2013, 02:15:47 PM »
I got up this morning and found this Ivory (called white) 500 for a buy it now price of $29 with free shipping.

I'm hoping it's soft with original dates, he didn't really say or show any dates other than 1959.

For $29 bucks I figure it was worth a shot.

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Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: Ivory 1959 500
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 06:24:23 PM »
Nice, good deal on shipping too! My 9/59 beigh phone is soft plastic.

Ben

Offline McHeath

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Re: Ivory 1959 500
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 01:16:14 AM »
Looks promising.

Offline liteamorn

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Re: Ivory 1959 500
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2013, 04:45:13 PM »
Well the phone arrived today and it is indeed white (58 on dial). It also is all original soft plastic with dates of 1/30/59 to 2-59.

The phone didn't ring but does now, the dial is a little sluggish, I'm thinking of sending it (and quite a few others ) to Mr. Hilz for cleaning and oil.

The phone is in great shape with no rust on the base at all. I'm a happy camper.

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Re: Ivory 1959 500
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2013, 04:48:13 PM »
Well the phone arrived today and it is indeed white (58 on dial). It also is all original soft plastic with dates of 1/30/59 to 2-59.

The phone didn't ring but does now, the dial is a little sluggish, I'm thinking of sending it (and quite a few others ) to Mr. Hilz for cleaning and oil.

The phone is in great shape with no rust on the base at all. I'm a happy camper.
Great find. Congratulations!

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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Ivory 1959 500
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2013, 10:47:20 PM »
It sounds like you did very well.  White soft plastic is harder to find than ivory.

Larry

Offline poplar1

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Re: Ivory 1959 500
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2013, 11:09:00 PM »
Ivory soft plastic c. 1953-1959
White soft plastic c. 1957-1959
"C'est pas une restauration, c'est une rénovation."--François Martin.

Offline liteamorn

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Re: Ivory 1959 500
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2013, 05:23:35 AM »
Thanks for that information folks, I wasn't aware that white was only out in soft plastic for a couple of years, it appears to be from a smoke free house too, no yellowing at all. I'm ecstatic over this one !!