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Offline paul-f

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #105 on: April 17, 2010, 10:17:55 PM »
The Bell System only had a few of the variations of the plastic candlestick phone:
  http://www.paul-f.com/weDesignLine.html#Stick

ATC/DecoTel made quite a few others.  I have them in aqua and yellow.  The early ones required a subset containing the ringer and network.
  http://www.paul-f.com/we581.html

Here are a few others from my photo collection.  There are numerous versions for sports teams, universities and commercial products.
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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #106 on: April 17, 2010, 10:21:56 PM »
Also...The sets were often sold as housings only with dummy, non-functioning dials (like the Pepsi phone above).  The phone company had to be contacted to supply the internal components.  If you buy any ATC or DecoTel phone from a photo, look carefully at the dial!
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Offline Kenny C

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #107 on: April 17, 2010, 10:25:32 PM »
the dial works that is the first thing I do when I pick up a telephone is to see if the dial is good or gummy.
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #108 on: April 18, 2010, 02:56:54 AM »
the dial works that is the first thing I do when I pick up a telephone is to see if the dial is good or gummy.
I always check the bottom first, then the dial. That is just me tho.
I found an AE tagged WE at a shop once. I turned it over and it had the WE BSP spec for "antique" housings stenciled in paint on the bottom. This was before april 1, so I posted a photo and called it a WE40. It is currently at the JKL Museum.

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #109 on: April 18, 2010, 04:53:45 AM »
I need a ringer for one of these sticks if anyone wants to sell me one.  I'd appreciate it.
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Offline Kenny C

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #110 on: April 18, 2010, 12:39:28 PM »
the dial works that is the first thing I do when I pick up a telephone is to see if the dial is good or gummy.
I always check the bottom first, then the dial. That is just me tho.
I found an AE tagged WE at a shop once. I turned it over and it had the WE BSP spec for "antique" housings stenciled in paint on the bottom. This was before april 1, so I posted a photo and called it a WE40. It is currently at the JKL Museum.

 Jim

that is the second thing I do, and the third thing i do is buy it ;D ;) ;)
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  Marie B.
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Offline paul-f

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #111 on: April 18, 2010, 02:16:53 PM »
In case I was too subtle, the dummy dial is just a hole filler for display.  It's just a few pieces of plastic that look somewhat like a dial.  The "fingerwheel" is fixed.

Here's a close-up and a few phones in school colors for your Sunday viewing pleasure.
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Offline WesternElectricBen

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection - ETS1979
« Reply #112 on: December 17, 2012, 12:55:33 PM »
Amazing! Those phones are truly beautiful!
Ben