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

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Another point about my clear 2500 is that it is a non-modular body. Any of the other clear 2500's I have seen were modular.

Here are a couple more clear 2500's from eBay.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/TRANSPARENT-TÉLÉPHONE/133589983622
( dead link 05-15-21 )

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vintage-Clear-Western-Electric-2500-Telephone-works/114250031217


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Finally got the ITT and AE80 cleaned up and parts installed.

Jim Stettler

They both look better than they did when you got them.
You done good.
JMO,
Jim
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

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I have to agree Jim, Thanks.
The count just keeps going up. LOL

Jim Stettler

Quote from: Duffy on November 30, 2020, 07:46:36 PM

The count just keeps going up. LOL
I have noticed that.
The hardest thing about collecting clear telephones is finding good examples at reasonable  prices.
You have done very well acquiring unusual examples clear phones., and you have been doing it pretty quick.
I am impressed,
Jim
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

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Quote from: Jim Stettler on November 30, 2020, 07:53:29 PM
I have noticed that.
The hardest thing about collecting clear telephones is finding good examples at reasonable  prices.
You have done very well acquiring unusual examples clear phones., and you have been doing it pretty quick.
I am impressed,
Jim

I have to say it's all about the education, reading and listening to what other collectors have to say.
Networking and always ask the question "Do you know anyone else with any telephones?"
Sometimes it's just luck. Being at the right place at the right time and know the limit of what to spend.
Last but not the least, I have a very understanding wife!  :)

CDN Doug

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A lighted holiday clear, found on Facebook.

Jim Stettler

I smiled, chuckled and felt happy.
Thank-you
Jim
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

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I bought a White 1967 NE 1500 10 button for $30.00 earlier this month. It had been updated a few times over it life time with a Northern Telecom body and handset that were yellowing. It didn't have any matching dates, so I decided to do a body and handset swap. I picked up a clear body and handset off of Matt Jennings at Oldphoneworks. Another clear to add to the collection.

Gary Z


Key2871

Now all you need is a clear ten button face plate.
KEN

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Quote from: Key2871 on December 13, 2020, 06:07:51 PM
Now all you need is a clear ten button face plate.

That would be nice, if one exists.

Doug Rose

Kidphone

Jim Stettler

Quote from: Duffy on December 13, 2020, 06:11:18 PM
That would be nice, if one exists.
WE made some 10 button back painted faceplates. You could strip one of them.
I stripped a back painted 12 button  faceplate. I put  it face up  in a glass pie tin with  a little brake fluid,  and after the paint loosened I used  parts brushes. I was carful to use only a little brake fluid and I kept a close watch on while the paint loosened.
Jim
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

Key2871

Yea I was thinking Ray would be the ideal candidate.
Some in ten and twelve button, for those who need them. Sorry Ray, but hey you do fantastic work.
KEN