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Clear Telephones (by Jim S.)

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

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Jim Stettler

Quote from: kleenax on June 04, 2018, 03:46:45 PM
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.
The early version is soft plastic with a light gray handset cord. Good luck,
Jim S.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

Jim Stettler

Here is a WE G6 (volume control) handset. I have had it for years.
Jim S.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

kleenax

Quote from: Jim S. on June 05, 2018, 03:09:05 PM
Here is a WE G6 (volume control) handset. I have had it for years.
Jim S.
You will have to remind me to make you a set of clear (matching/yellowed) handset caps for that sir........
Ray Kotke
Recumbent Casting, LLC

Jim Stettler

Quote from: kleenax on June 05, 2018, 03:47:39 PM
You will have to remind me to make you a set of clear (matching/yellowed) handset caps for that sir........
That would look good.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

.....

My Clear Northern Telecom Solo.

Jim Stettler

The NT Solo is a cool phone to have.
Jim S.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

Jim Stettler

#51
Duffy got a 1958 clear 500.  This is the from   "earliest" transparent 500 set production run. I think the next run of transparent 500's was around 1970. It is the "proper" clear 500 if you are trying to complete a collection of early "soft"  (tenite) 500 sets. A very nice find.

http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=20615.msg210838#msg210838

I think he is becoming a clear collector. I will let him post the photos.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

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Quote from: Jim S. on June 06, 2018, 07:34:19 PM
I think he is becoming a clear collector. I will let him post the photos.

Jim the title says "Clear Telephones" and I thought you wanted posts on clear phones.
But let me make this "clear" I will never catch up to your count!

I do have one more to show you. It is so clear, I had to cover it with a towel so you would know exactly where it is sitting.

Jim Stettler

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

.....

Quote from: Jim S. on June 06, 2018, 07:34:19 PM
I think he is becoming a clear collector. I will let him post the photos.

Sorry Jim, But you did say I could post the photos. LOL

I picked up this 1982 Northern Telecom 2500 clear e-phone.



Jim Stettler

I was told these smoke tint e-sets were run after a very large order of e-phones. After the run   they  did the smoke tint run and gave one to each of the line workers.

That was the story I was told when I bought mine long ago.
Jim S.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

FABphones

Quote from: Duffy on June 06, 2018, 08:49:33 PM
...I do have one more to show you. It is so clear, I had to cover it with a towel so you would know exactly where it is sitting.
;D ;D ;D
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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Jim Stettler

#57
Here is some photos of clear AE80's.

The one with a shiny dial and caps is mine. 2nd photo. This phone was made with "sample" plastic.

The one with clear caps and a black dial belonged to Doug Rose . 3rd photo It has been sold.
More photos on this thread:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=20722.0;topicseen
Jim S.
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.

kleenax

#58
Quote from: Jim S. on June 30, 2018, 02:26:40 PM
Here is some photos of clear AE80's.

The one with a shiny dial and caps is mine. 2nd photo. This phone was made with "sample" plastic.

The one with clear caps and a black dial belongs to Doug Rose . 3rd photo
It is for sale.

Jim S.

Here are 3 pics of another Clear AE80:







Ray Kotke
Recumbent Casting, LLC

Jim Stettler

#59
Here is Ray K.'s  photo of a clear AE 80 plus another photo.
The top 2 are Ray K.'s photos of a missed phone.
The bottom photo is another  AE80
You live, You learn,
You die, you forget it all.