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Offline Jester

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #45 on: March 23, 2010, 11:21:26 PM »
What's the date on your 701, ETS?
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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #46 on: March 24, 2010, 08:43:34 PM »
It's dated early 1960.

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #47 on: March 24, 2010, 08:50:11 PM »
This is one of the newer phones in my collection.  I started out planning on doing just a clean and detail.  But I ended up doing a full resto on it.  If you are thinking its silly spending that much effort on a phone that's worth less than  $100, you would probably be right.

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #48 on: March 25, 2010, 04:38:12 PM »
Hello ETS1979--
I wonder, what compound do you use to polish your phones? They are very remarkable--almost translucent quality.
Very nice.
nto
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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #49 on: March 25, 2010, 05:04:54 PM »
ETS:

Do you do some restoration "under the hood" also?

Jorge

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #50 on: March 25, 2010, 05:30:19 PM »
That blue one looks good enough to eat!  Kind of like candy, or a glazed cake.  Aghhhh.  My mouth is watering.
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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2010, 06:12:33 PM »
Like a big Blue peanut M&M! :)


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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #52 on: March 25, 2010, 10:30:58 PM »
I usually use 3M products for final polishing.  Though they are pricey ($10-$20/16OZ.) I have had good luck with them. After sanding,  I use 3M Rubbing Compound (PT#39002) available at most auto stores.  For final polish I was using a 3M cleaner wax.  I found out about a week ago it has been discontinued. Aarrghh!   I hate that!  I will try what I believe to be the replacement (PT#39006) and see if that works the same as the previous version.  I hope so!

I usually take the minimalist approach under the hood.  Unless its really grungy, dirty or rusty I usually am satisfied with a clean and detail.


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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #53 on: March 25, 2010, 11:12:21 PM »
You certainly get a great shine with those products.  I may have to get them and give it a try, my old tried and true TR-3 Resin Glaze does not compete. 

That blue late model 500 is a really nice example of the last of the line. 

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #54 on: March 27, 2010, 08:25:42 PM »
This is an early wall phone that I have mounted in my 1950's basement bar.  All date codes I could find match at 1956.  Note the wooden mounting plate which I believe to be of WE manufacture.  The color I used to repaint the mounting plate is an off the shelf color I got at my local True Value hardware store.  How lucky is that?

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #55 on: March 27, 2010, 11:11:33 PM »
Nice!  A sweet bright red 554 and an early one to boot, great phone.

Offline mienaichizu

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #56 on: March 29, 2010, 11:56:27 AM »
ETS, you have a very nice collection out there especially your colored 302's, I like it

I still can't find a 302 here in the Philippines

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #57 on: March 31, 2010, 03:09:12 PM »
This is an early wall phone that I have mounted in my 1950's basement bar.  All date codes I could find match at 1956.  Note the wooden mounting plate which I believe to be of WE manufacture.  The color I used to repaint the mounting plate is an off the shelf color I got at my local True Value hardware store.  How lucky is that?

I'm curious as to how you attached it to the wall.
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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #58 on: April 01, 2010, 11:39:22 AM »
I used a tapcon kit with matching masonry bit through the predrilled holes in the wood mounting plate into the wall cinder block.

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Re: Pictures of My Telephone Collection
« Reply #59 on: April 02, 2010, 09:37:08 PM »
Here's something unique.  A telephone "dress up" kit.  Underneath is a standard every day black 302.  All the pink overlays snap into place.  Instant colored 302!  I don't know how well these kits sold back then, but I would think there was a pretty good market for them because of the high cost and lack of availability of the real colored 302's.