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

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Quote from: kleenax on January 31, 2020, 07:52:09 PM
Thanks Doug;
Here's another that was done with a TEENY bit of black pigment in snow-white resin. You guys have never seen these examples because they were "one-offs", and weren't around long.

Very beautiful looks like it is made of marble!

Jim Stettler

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Quote from: Duffy on March 01, 2020, 07:53:11 PM


https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Rare-Vintage-Clear-Transparent-Telephone-8746-G-D-F-M-85-2/193248867766?


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original vintage transparent telephone as pictured. I believe that these have since been remade, but this is an original phone from 1985.
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These have been remade using original molds With clear plastic. I the guts of these are original guts.
This particular phone may have the repro-plastics. I think the original plastics were clearer but I am not sure.
>Edit to add<
The remade sets have a newer transmitter than the originals. I think 1 of the transmitters are gray and the other one red. I don't recall which is the newer type.
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FABphones

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These come up for sale regularly in the UK. £175 is expensive. Prices in the region of £75 (or less) are more usual.


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Quote from: FABphones on March 02, 2020, 03:27:26 AM
These come up for sale regularly. £175 is expensive. Prices in the region of £75 (or less) are more usual.

I picked up one of these a couple of years ago for about £7. The chap selling had a 'best offer' option on it and I suspect had not set it up properly as I offered the opening price and got an immediate acceptance (either that or he had no idea what he was selling).
It's a nice thing, but as @FABphones said they are not very rare as they were remade in reasonable numbers.
:)

Jim Stettler

Here is a book view of the 1939 Bell System world's fair exhibit. I searched for "voice mirror" exhibit.
The Voice Mirror exhibit was where the clear 302's were used. There are quite a few photos of the clear sets and clear mother-in-law receivers.
Jim

Use the bottom arrows to flip thru the book.

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https://tinyurl.com/vrnr8rf

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5e66b3e8-b049-d471-e040-e00a180654d7/book?parent=5da0bb70-c533-012f-830f-58d385a7bc34#page/1/mode/2up
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Quote from: Jim Stettler on April 12, 2020, 12:40:15 PM
Here is a book view of the 1939 Bell System world's fair exhibit. I searched for "voice mirror" exhibit.
The Voice Mirror exhibit was where the clear 302's were used. There are quite a few photos of the clear sets and clear mother-in-law receivers.
Jim

Use the bottom arrows to flip thru the book.

Tiny Url
https://tinyurl.com/vrnr8rf

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5e66b3e8-b049-d471-e040-e00a180654d7/book?parent=5da0bb70-c533-012f-830f-58d385a7bc34#page/1/mode/2up

Thanks Jim for this post.  Awesome pictures.

I posted a few of the clear 302's.

Jim Stettler

Thanks Duffy,
Photo 4 (clear 302) has the clear mother-in-law receiver in the foreground.

The voice mirror display was designed to playback your voice . Pretty much like hearing yourself on tape for the first time.
Cool stuff,
Jim
Note to others, Duffy only posted some of the photos.
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Clear NOS Trimline base only on eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/WESTERN-ELECTRIC-BELL-SYSTEM-TRIMLINE-CLEAR-TELEPHONE-BASE-ONLY-new-old-stock/114241530605
( dead link 02-16-21 )


Description:

This listing is for a NICE LOOKING NEW OLD STOCK WESTERN ELECTRIC CLEAR WALL MOUNT TELEPHONE, BASE ONLY. I do notice that the hook switch sticks down and does not come up on its own. As you can see in the pictures the number on the box matches the one on the phone. Thanks for looking and I hope bidding.

Jim Stettler

Sold for $210.09.
It went cheap, all things considered.

Currently I don't have a phone cash stash, or I would of sniped higher than the winning bid.
I guess I should build up the phone cash stash again. If only there was a market for old  telephones.......

Jim
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That might be cheap, but when you bid from Canada it gets real expensive real quick. Exchange on the dollar, Taxes and duty and the eBay Global shipping!  >:(


Quote from: Jim Stettler on June 05, 2020, 06:50:14 PM
Sold for $210.09.
It went cheap, all things considered.

Currently I don't have a phone cash stash, or I would of sniped higher than the winning bid.
I guess I should build up the phone cash stash again. If only there was a market for old  telephones.......

Jim

Jim Stettler

Shipping to me was less than $11.00.
I am pretty sure I have a spare F number handset that could of sat on it,
Jim
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Seen this on Facebook.

German W48 Clear