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Collector's Corner / Re: Strange Kellogg Mouthpiece
« Last post by FABphones on Today at 02:00:32 PM »
...Looks like a grate might have been glued over it. I  removed the white remnants after the pic...

For us not quite so local members, could you explain please:

Grate?
What was the Grate made from?
What glue would have originally been used?
Why a glued on grate, no back? Why not fully molded?

Thanks.


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Collector's Corner / Re: Strange Kellogg Mouthpiece
« Last post by RB on Today at 01:40:13 PM »
Where do you find this stuff Doug?
I seldom see a post from you about something...normal. LOL  ;D
ok, my kybd stopped working...I had to reboot pc to get it back?????
anyway, to finish my post,
Doug, you have a very interesting collection of oddities, my friend..
It is always a treat to read your posts. they give you these... ???... :)
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Auction Talk / Re: Mediterranean Blue 500 Painted Aqua Blue?
« Last post by Doug Rose on Today at 11:51:16 AM »
Good eyes Bruce, it does look like the base is Med Blue on the bottom....Doug
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Collector's Corner / Re: Strange Western Mouthpiece
« Last post by Doug Rose on Today at 11:47:15 AM »
this is similar but there is no back to the MP. It is just a hole and very smooth. Its was on a WE stick, so it just means it has WE threads. Anyone see one like this??...Doug
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Auction Talk / Mediterranean Blue 500 Painted Aqua Blue?
« Last post by magicbrain on Today at 10:00:28 AM »
Did anyone get this phone? Seems to have a Mediterranean blue shell & receiver painted aqua blue - Base is stamped with a "62" code for aqua blue - I tried contacting the seller, but got the usual (at least in my experience) no response to my questions.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/384134207205?

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Technical "Stuff" / Re: 212 KTU #35A, B, and C terminals
« Last post by Babybearjs on Today at 06:42:15 AM »
stupid me... I meant terminal 36.... the lead is suppose to go to the 211 KTU, if used... after looking at the schematic, I realized I made that mistake about the title... terminals 31 and 32 are the tip and ring in.... 36 goes through the 211 and back to the tip side of the line. its only section C on the KTU I'm having issues with...
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Where’s the beef?

(Wendy Burger tv ad, 1980’s)
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Flea Market/Yard Sale/Antique Store Finds / Re: Antique Marier's Flea Market
« Last post by oldguy on Yesterday at 11:49:01 PM »
Great finds Doug.
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Yes, there are lots of suggestions, many of them destructive. The spring for 66Hz may be just too strong but I was making non destructive suggestions just in case they might work.

The second link I posted was a non-destructive option involving the loosening of a screw. Never tried it and don't have a frequency ringer at hand to try that now.

The best fix is to replace the frequency ringer with a SL ringer.
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Trying to physically modify a frequency (reed, not pivot) ringer has been discussed on the forum in the past.

Yes, there are lots of suggestions, many of them destructive. The spring for 66Hz may be just too strong but I was making non destructive suggestions just in case they might work.

My suggestions are only theoretical though because I don't modify them. Some are used on simulated party lines and others are simply historical artefacts.

Jack
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