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Telephone Talk => Find of the Month => Topic started by: AE_Collector on June 02, 2011, 11:28:02 AM

Title: Find of the Month - June 2011
Post by: AE_Collector on June 02, 2011, 11:28:02 AM
It's time to start posting your "Finds of the Month for June 2011". If possible post a picture or two along with any links to seperate discusion threads here on the forum about the find. Also where you "Found" it and how much it lowered your bank reserves by!

Terry
Title: Re: Find of the Month - June 2011
Post by: JimH on June 12, 2011, 11:29:09 PM
I was at a local antique shop today (I check it out about once a month) and found a D-1 "202" with an E-1 seamed handset, #4 dial with a celluloid number plate in great condition, and it had the 684 subscriber set still attached....all for the price marked of $45.  Getting to the check-out I remembered that they will give a 10% discount if you ask...that's all they're allowed to give without calling the booth owner.  So I got it for $40.50 plus tax...came to $42.93.  I'm thinking the #4 dial, subset and handest are worth more than that each separately.  The line cord is in great shape, except for a little paint on it, but the handset cord is frayed badly at the handset and about half way.  The subset cover has a big chunk out of its cover...but I have another cover.  Most parts are from late 1936 or early 1937.

Here's a couple of pics:
Title: Re: Find of the Month - June 2011
Post by: Dennis Markham on June 12, 2011, 11:30:53 PM
Great buy, Jim!  Congratulations.  I'd say that was a pretty good deal.  Nice phone and subset!
Title: Re: Find of the Month - June 2011
Post by: Doug Rose on June 13, 2011, 07:34:03 AM
Jim....nice deal! Take off the finger wheel and see if you have a celluloid dial plate. I can't tell if its the color of the picture or you have the real deal. They become a more ivory color as they age and your does look ivory. DON'T TRY TO CLEAN IT. They are fragile, to say the least ....Doug
Title: Re: Find of the Month - June 2011
Post by: JimH on June 13, 2011, 12:24:28 PM
It's celluloid, Doug.  I have a couple of phones with them, and I found out the hard way in the past that you can't rinse it under the faucet like the porcelain ones. 
Title: Re: Find of the Month - June 2011
Post by: Sargeguy on June 14, 2011, 08:39:35 PM
That beats my record of $50 for the exact same setup!   :'(  Mine came with a 20Al rigged as a microphone and an empty 295A box, so I think we're even.  Nice find!!!
Title: Re: Find of the Month - June 2011
Post by: Sargeguy on June 14, 2011, 08:49:14 PM
OOPS! I mis-remembered, it was $75 for the box:http://tinyurl.com/3vvt5k7 (http://tinyurl.com/3vvt5k7)
Title: Re: Find of the Month - June 2011
Post by: Sargeguy on June 21, 2011, 10:52:24 PM
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-GjzUQmSjVms/TfmKIp-EIgI/AAAAAAAAVdg/OqSC655Afpg/%252524%252528KGrHqF%25252C%252521lkE3HWU%252521bVpBN8DBpBsbg%25257E%25257E0_3.JPG)

I nominate my huge parts purchase for the Easter eggs contained within that made it even better than I had imagined:

9 Dial Card Holders, 4 with dial cards from the TOwanda exchange,  7 have perfect paint. ;D (Sold one that Dennis nickel plated for $35)
1 'Hershey's Kiss" type perch with "PAT. PEND." stamp and "XX XX" over the old mark (20-B? 22?)  "20-AL" is stamped on the front ;D ;D ;D (Sold for $68.00)
2 regular 20-AL perches one brass, one black
1 Black painted "Patent Applied For" base and stem stamp with a refurb mark from 1936.  It appears to be black over brass with no sign of nickel. ;D
1 Bower-Barf finished base and shaft that had been painted black at one time  (couple of tiny paint spots remained).  ;D
1 One brassed-out 20-AL base and shaft (Sold brassed out 20AL for $135.00)
2 baseplates with complete felt
3 Switchhooks, two brassed-out and one black
2 switch brackets, one solid perch & one drawn perch
2 Brassed out cups unmarked
2 Brassed-out transmitters, one 337 and the other w/ obliterated mark (missing most of the screws)
1 black painted *329* with a riveted 2-piece cup
1 1/2 mounting bolts
3 144 receivers, two nice original cords, missing 1 diaphragm
2 original subset cords
1 black rubber subset cord

Cost $213 or so with $25 S&H Have sold $238 worth of items so far, which means that the unsold items are free!!!
Title: Re: Find of the Month - June 2011
Post by: Dan on June 27, 2011, 08:48:37 PM
I'll throw my weekend find in for fun. Flea market find for $25. The hole in the handset can be repaired with dental acrylic and look what was in the base--a 4H dial from 1936! How many of these imperials were refurbished using 4H dials? I only see 5H and newer dials in these . I used the Dennis tick tick tick spin the dial trick or I may have missed it.  I plan on using the dial on a dialless 202 that I have to complete it. I hate lamp phones and will get her to her glory !

(http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt253/dvortv/542.jpg)



(http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt253/dvortv/544.jpg)
Title: Re: Find of the Month - June 2011
Post by: Dennis Markham on June 27, 2011, 09:40:48 PM
Nice find, Dan!  That is a good question about the #4 dials in the Imperials.   I've found 4H dials in Continental sets.  I have only one Imperial of each color (Silver & Gold).  Both have #5 dials.
Title: Re: Find of the Month - June 2011
Post by: AE_Collector on June 27, 2011, 11:15:38 PM
Get a nice old Fibreglass lamp shade on her and she wil look good on a table in the livingroom. I sort of like well done phone lamps (the HORROR!).

I have an almost identical AE 1A lamp phone with a real neat little lamp shade. I'll try to find a picture of it. The phone/lamp is on display at my cabin.

Terry
Title: Re: Find of the Month - June 2011
Post by: Sargeguy on July 01, 2011, 01:11:50 PM
Refurbished #2 dials are found on late 40s early 50s sets, but a 1936 dated original #4 is interesting.
Title: Re: Find of the Month - June 2011
Post by: Sargeguy on July 02, 2011, 11:50:11 PM
Since it was a slow month, I will nominate my Western Electric Type 22.  I paid $163 shipped for the box and desk stand.  After selling off the Chicago box and the Kellogg receiver and cords, I was left with a black painted Type 22 with PATENTS APPLIED FOR base and ABT cup with *329* transmitter for $96 shipped. 

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-FvhxcNhlKW8/Te2W7nFofqI/AAAAAAAAVUU/Hcox2oHdaQI/s640/%252524%252528KGrHqQOKiYE2qoF6%252528YlBN4v7LY%25252Bgw%25257E%25257E_3.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-4sd_4iwcyB8/TgKQDbIe8rI/AAAAAAAAVgQ/tyso6pWUOY8/s512/Penelope%252520Carouse_DSC_1104.JPG)

The Type 22 was the first phone in the "20" series of Western Electric candlesticks and is relatively hard to come by. 
Title: Re: Find of the Month - June 2011
Post by: AE_Collector on July 03, 2011, 09:00:49 PM
Okay, "LETS VOTE" for the "Find of the Month" for June 2011! May the best find WIN!!

Happy 4th of July to all you Mericans too....

Terry
Title: Re: Find of the Month - June 2011
Post by: AE_Collector on July 18, 2011, 02:33:01 PM
Well it looks like Jim H has done it again by a landslide! Congrats and as always "your check is in the mail".

20 votes this time around, not too bad....

Terry