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Clear Telephones (by Jim S.)

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

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Babybearjs

who has the clear 564/65? I remember seeing it on ebay..... who has it now??
John

JimHyak

This one? It's a Kellogg DK564
Sold on Jan 20, 2015
Jim
It's not hoarding if you have cool stuff!

Babybearjs

too bad there aren't more of these.... beautiful.
John

WEBellSystemChristian

Quote from: Babybearjs on March 10, 2016, 07:47:32 PM
too bad there aren't more of these.... beautiful.
I hate to say it, but if there were, you wouldn't want one quite as much! ;)
Christian Petterson

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right" -Henry Ford

unbeldi

Quote from: WEBellSystemChristian on March 10, 2016, 08:27:36 PM
Quote from: Babybearjs on March 10, 2016, 07:47:32 PM
too bad there aren't more of these.... beautiful.
I hate to say it, but if there were, you wouldn't want one quite as much! ;)

Very true.

In fact, I think, if clear telephone housings had been a standard catalog item and were plentiful, they'd probably be the least desirable, and take the place of light beige.  I find nothing particularly attractive about them, rather the opposite, the plastics are invariably discolored into brown-yellow, except for Arwin's recent nice find.  Rarity alone is not a good enough reason for me to fight over one with money. There are many other rare things in life and nature that are prettier.

markosjal

I think i am getting a phone woody
Phat Phantom's phreaking phone phettish

NikeTelephone

My First Ever Clear!! :)
Phones, Who Knew! :)

Pourme

Benny

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Jim Stettler

Quote from: NikeTelephone on October 02, 2017, 01:50:46 AM
My First Ever Clear!! :)
That is a "branded"  Northern Telecom 2500 ( I think E). I was told they made a large run of the 2500 ( E?) sets and the final run was the smoky tint clear sets. The smoke tint run was  for the employees that were making them.  I think Northern did the same on some of the other sets. In my opinion,They are harder to find the a WE 2500 in clear .
Good find,
Jim S.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

NikeTelephone

     Heres the Base of the 2500 Smoked... and You are correct, it was for the employees, It was an Ebay purchase, originally for the Displayphone you see in the pics,i emailed to see if it worked, and the seller and I got chatty, I ended up with all 4 items, he was selling them for a friend, whos father was an Executive at Northern in Toronto Ontario years ago and they had been sitting in the basement for years!
:)
Phones, Who Knew! :)

Jim Stettler

Here is some auction photos of my clear ATT International touchmatic. It has a volume control handset. There is a slight beige swirl from a few pellets of  beige getting into the mix. The swirl is shown in the last photo.
Jim S.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

Jim Stettler

#41
Here is some clear buttsets.
I own the three shown together.
The 1970's style is an AE. The other is a harriss TS-21 and what appears to be a professional model of a buttset
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The photo of a single set is a WE buttset. It is not mine.

The Clear ATT modern buttset  and the clear ATT 1970's butt set are not mine either


Jim S.

was having trouble with the photos. There are 2 each of the 1970's WE and of the modern ATT
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

Jim Stettler

Here is the 1970's ATT buttset. It is not mine.
Jim S.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

kleenax

Jim S. & all;

Just got a call from a man that says he has an NOS-in-the-original-WE-box CLEAR 500 that he wants to sell!  And it's an early version!! I cannot wait to see pics of it!

I will post as soon as I find out more.
Ray Kotke
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HarrySmith

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