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Duffy's Collection
« on: June 25, 2018, 06:13:11 AM »
I'll start my collection off with my clear, see-though or transparent phones. Not sure of what the manufactures formal name is for the non-colour.

1) 1958 Western Electric clear 500 F-53115

2) 1989 Northern Telecom clear Solo (Changed gray handset cord for a clear one.)

3) 1982 Northern Electric clear 2500 e-Phone

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Re: Duffy's Collection
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2018, 11:02:58 AM »
I'll start my collection off with my clear, see-though or transparent phones. Not sure of what the manufactures formal name is for the non-colour.

1) 1958 Western Electric clear 500 F-53115

2) 1989 Northern Telecom clear Solo (Changed gray handset cord for a clear one.)

3) 1982 Northern Electric clear 2500 e-Phone
WE used the term clear. I suspect Northern did as well.
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ITT/Kellogg and SC used the term clear.
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I haven't come across the term for smoke tint yet. You may find it in reference to WE Telstar telephones.
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2018, 01:54:35 PM »
My collection of Green's.

Missing a 2500, but I have one coming.

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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2018, 08:47:23 PM »
I cleaned out a extra room in the basement that we had been using for storage. I have made it into a phone room and have been slowly moving the phones out of the garage. It is starting to come together. A lot of the big pieces will have to stay in the garage. I guess that means I officially have two man caves. Here is a little tour of what I have done so far.

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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2018, 08:50:17 PM »
Next Set.

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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2018, 08:52:29 PM »
Another set.

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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2018, 10:50:32 PM »
Wow, Doug that is really nice work there.  Some real creativity and art in the display ideas.  I really like the old NE wooden crate as well!
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2018, 07:09:44 AM »
*! Warning Warning !*    I see spaces on shelves....  ;D

(Fab room!)
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2018, 08:30:26 AM »
*! Warning Warning !*    I see spaces on shelves....  ;D

(Fab room!)

Yes you do, I'm not finished moving pieces from the garage yet. And then there is still my trailer. I have phones that are still packed in boxes.  :o

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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2018, 08:47:41 AM »
Yes you do, I'm not finished moving pieces from the garage yet. And then there is still my trailer. I have phones that are still packed in boxes.  :o

...NICE switchboard in that trailer  :)
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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2018, 10:12:31 AM »
Yes you do, I'm not finished moving pieces from the garage yet. I have phones that are still packed in boxes.  :o
Don't we all?
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« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2018, 11:08:20 AM »
...NICE switchboard in that trailer  :)

That's not mine. It is for a fellow collector, it was picked up in Montreal. I'm just storing it until he picks it up sometime in August.

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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2018, 08:49:19 AM »
Made a few changes in the phone room this weekend.

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« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2018, 10:05:43 AM »
Very nice indeed!  I love the payphone desk and chair. Very cool. I do remember them in hotels....Doug
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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2018, 09:48:41 PM »
A few additions to the green display.

Green NE T/T Payphone, 2500, punch down tool and a speaker.

In the glass store display case.

Mauve and Black Contempra's.

Tall glass display case.

Encryption Phone.