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Offline jpbales

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Allow myself to introduce... myself
« on: March 31, 2019, 10:14:15 PM »
Hello all,
My name is Jim and Iím an ameture telephone junkie. Iím 30 years old and Iím in the Marines. Iíve always been drawn towards the classic styles and designs of the mid 20th century. I am fascinated by the electrical-mechanical solutions they came up with and implemented across America until digital communications came to be.

 I think my telephone interest started a few years ago when I thought it would be neat to have a rotary phone, especially at my desk at work. It went from interest, to research, to purchase, to restoration! I love working with my hands and building things, and restoration checks those boxes. Itís also a more fun and budget-friendly way to collect, which is important when your wife doesnít understand your hobbies!

My family just moved back to the states from overseas and Iím getting back into the hobby, which is why Iíve started posting lately. I really appreciate the passion you guys have for telephones and thank you for running this forum!
-Jim

Offline Devansphones

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Re: Allow myself to introduce... myself
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2019, 11:46:05 PM »
Nice Austin Powers reference.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2019, 03:43:09 PM by Devansphones »
~Devan

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Allow myself to introduce... myself
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2019, 07:10:09 AM »
Welcome. Thank you for your service. Enjoy the forum, a bunch of experience & knowledge here with guys whio love to help. Also, we LOVE pictures!
Harry Smith
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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Allow myself to introduce... myself
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2019, 09:45:08 AM »
Welcome to the Forum!

I second, thank you for your service. It is appreciated....Doug
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Offline RB

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Re: Allow myself to introduce... myself
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2019, 09:57:28 AM »
And, a Third Thank you...
and welcome!

Offline Key2871

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Re: Allow myself to introduce... myself
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2019, 09:58:59 AM »
Welcome Jim, glad to have you join us this is a great place to learn more about old phones.
Semperphi , my dad was also a Marine. Thanks for your service.
KEN

Offline Dan/Panther

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Re: Allow myself to introduce... myself
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2019, 12:43:38 PM »
Welcome to our world.
Thank you for your service.
The title of your thread has a catchy phrase, would make good lyrics for a tune.
Are you by any chance "a man of wealth and fame" ?

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Re: Allow myself to introduce... myself
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2019, 01:10:04 PM »
Welcome to CRPF Jim.

Offline dsk

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Re: Allow myself to introduce... myself
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2019, 02:49:09 PM »
Welcome to the Forum!

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Offline oldguy

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Re: Allow myself to introduce... myself
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2019, 11:59:25 PM »
Welcome to the forum & the sickness😀😜 And again thank you for your service.
Gary