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Started by Jim Stettler, December 29, 2009, 12:06:36 AM

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kleenax

Quote from: Duffy on September 21, 2020, 06:59:33 PM
The handset colour being different than that of the body did concern me. But when I looked at the picture of my clear one off the red clear AE 80 it's not yellowed. I think that the handsets are made with a different plastic.

I also attached a picture of the AE clear handset and Ray Kotke's.
Ray's is the bottom one.

Duffy and all;

JUST prior to leaving for Mexico in February, I finished the tooling to create the caps for the AE 80/90 handset (don't know the part # of that handset), but haven't even had the time to cast anything with them yet. Additionally, I can cast in any shade, so yes, I can duplicate that "aged/yellowed" look of the older plastics. As for that 2500-series example that you showed, it looks like it was cast quite some time ago, and has simply aged.

On another note, was there ever a CLEAR AE90 known?  I've never seen one.
Ray Kotke
Recumbent Casting, LLC

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Quote from: kleenax on October 02, 2020, 09:03:45 AM
Duffy and all;

On another note, was there ever a CLEAR AE90 known?  I've never seen one.

I have never seen one either Ray. But trust me if I ever find one, I'll post it right here for all to see.  :)

Jim Stettler

Quote from: kleenax on October 02, 2020, 09:03:45 AM
Duffy and all;

On another note, was there ever a CLEAR AE90 known?  I've never seen one.
I always assume they made  at least 1 example every phone in clear. there are a lot of clear ae80's and 80e, so I think they probably made a 90 in clear. Clear wall phones are a lot harder to find than clear desk phones.

I have never seen or heard of a clear ae 90 (yet). they must be scarcer than the dark blue ae90's. I think there are 3 dark blue 90's  in collections.
Jim
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

kleenax

Quote from: Jim Stettler on October 02, 2020, 05:40:39 PM
I always assume they made  at least 1 example every phone in clear. there are a lot of clear ae80's and 80e, so I think they probably made a 90 in clear. Clear wall phones are a lot harder to find than clear desk phones.

I have never seen or heard of a clear ae 90 (yet). they must be scarcer than the dark blue ae90's. I think there are 3 dark blue 90's  in collections.
Jim

Gene Doom and I found a Dark Blue AE90 In-the-box at Paul Vaverchak's one day about 20 years ago. Paul said it was "really rare" so he charged Gene $50 for it! ;-)
Ray Kotke
Recumbent Casting, LLC

Jim Stettler

Quote from: kleenax on October 02, 2020, 06:40:09 PM
Gene Doom and I found a Dark Blue AE90 In-the-box at Paul Vaverchak's one day about 20 years ago. Paul said it was "really rare" so he charged Gene $50 for it! ;-)

wow,
a new in box, dark blue ae 90 would probably bring 2-3K on a good eBay auction these days
a  faded restorable set would bring over 1K as a guess.
Just  guesses,
Jim
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

HarrySmith

Quote from: kleenax on October 02, 2020, 06:40:09 PM
Gene Doom and I found a Dark Blue AE90 In-the-box at Paul Vaverchak's one day about 20 years ago. Paul said it was "really rare" so he charged Gene $50 for it! ;-)

Inquiring minds want to know, where is it now?
Harry Smith
ATCA 4434
TCI

"There is no try,
there is only
do or do not"

rdelius

Saw a dark blue  type 90 set in Charlotte NC at a telephone refurbisher. Phoneco bought the inventory.

FABphones

Quote from: HarrySmith on October 02, 2020, 07:18:47 PM
Inquiring minds want to know, where is it now?

Sold at a phone show for $300 dollars in 2009.
Maybe a member here owns it as per this thread:

Reply #13:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?&topic=22038

Photo link, page 2.
https://www.telephonecollectors.org/pictures/?op=list&folder=22&sort=date&start=851
(If breaking a rule by posting the screenshot of the phone, below, would a mod please remove).
A collector of  'Monochrome Phones with Sepia Tones'   ...and a Duck!
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Vintage Phones - 10% man made, 90% Tribble
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Quote from: Jim Stettler on September 24, 2020, 06:17:34 PM
I saw the crack and the screw.
the crack is probably internal, Clear shows abuse much easier than color sets.
the screw looks like a replacement to me, the finish appears wrong, possibly the wrong size,  the original  base screws are hard to lose,
  I wonder if the phone was 'created' with clear plastics and a spare red phone, that was missing a base screw.

The fellow finally sent the extra pictures of the 2500 and the AE 80. I'll post the 2500 first than the AE 80.

The 2500 is a 1980 ITT


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This AE 80 was used as a store display. There is a hole though the body into the bottom of the handset that was used for fastening the handset so it couldn't be removed.


kleenax

Quote from: FABphones on October 03, 2020, 04:18:09 AM
Sold at a phone show for $300 dollars in 2009.
Maybe a member here owns it as per this thread:

Reply #13:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?&topic=22038

Photo link, page 2.
https://www.telephonecollectors.org/pictures/?op=list&folder=22&sort=date&start=851
(If breaking a rule by posting the screenshot of the phone, below, would a mod please remove).

This was the phone that Gene Doom sold at Lancaster(?) in 2009.
Ray Kotke
Recumbent Casting, LLC

Jim Stettler

You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.


FABphones

#133
Quote from: Duffy on November 14, 2020, 11:27:12 AM
Who made the ATM phones?

Automatic Telephone Manufacturing Company

Automatic Telephone & Electric

(England)

https://www.britishtelephones.com/histatm.htm

https://www.britishtelephones.com/atm/l11566.htm
A collector of  'Monochrome Phones with Sepia Tones'   ...and a Duck!
***********
Vintage Phones - 10% man made, 90% Tribble
*************

Gary Z

#134
I will throw my clear ones into the pile. On the left is a WE 500DM that I just found this week that was listed for the large sum of $25.00. On the right is a Stromberg- Carlson 500D from the son of a retired Stromberg employee that was his desk phone when he worked there.

Gary Z