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Offline Whitcrane76

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Bubba's Telephone Collection
« on: March 31, 2019, 01:46:25 PM »
Hello everybody, I am new to the forum, havenít posted anything yet but thought this would be a good one to start with. I recently put up this display at my office, Iíll add more pictures of the rest later.

Offline Whitcrane76

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Re: Bubba's Telephone Collection
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2019, 02:01:09 PM »
New forum member, 19 years and counting with AT&T, and Iíve been collecting for several years now. It all started with trying to find the oldest protectors, from there it went to Bell System tools, then I ďneededĒ a candlestick phone, by the then the disease had become terminal. More photos to come.

Offline Whitcrane76

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Re: Bubba's Telephone Collection
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2019, 02:06:41 PM »
More phones and a few of the tools.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2019, 09:55:07 PM by Whitcrane76 »

Offline Whitcrane76

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Re: Bubba's Telephone Collection
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2019, 02:14:50 PM »
Better pictures of the top shelf and the ultimate paperweight.
« Last Edit: March 31, 2019, 09:56:46 PM by Whitcrane76 »

Offline Key2871

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Re: Bubba's Telephone Collection
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2019, 03:14:48 PM »
Welcome, that is quite a collection, I see you have a lot of test equipment, and being with AT&T for all those years, I see why.
KEN

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Bubba's Telephone Collection
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2019, 08:24:41 PM »
Welcome. Nice collection, Phoneitis in full blown condition. Did you ever find the oldest protector?
Harry Smith
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Offline Doug Rose

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Re: Bubba's Telephone Collection
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2019, 08:41:48 PM »
Welcome to the Forum......outstanding collection. Being an old tech, I love the tools you have. You have a lot of really nice phones....Doug
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Offline Whitcrane76

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Re: Bubba's Telephone Collection
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2019, 09:02:28 PM »
Thanks Harry. I didnít necessarily find the oldest, but I did find a lot of old ones!
Sorry about the sideways pictures, canít figure out why that keeps happening.
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Offline Whitcrane76

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Re: Bubba's Telephone Collection
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2019, 09:57:31 PM »
Fixed the pictures!

Offline oldguy

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Re: Bubba's Telephone Collection
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2019, 10:21:32 PM »
Welcome to the forum. I hope you have fun here. Great collection
Gary

Offline RB

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Re: Bubba's Telephone Collection
« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2019, 10:53:16 AM »
Very nice!, welcome

Offline Whitcrane76

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Re: Bubba's Telephone Collection
« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2019, 07:08:22 PM »
More tools

Offline Whitcrane76

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Re: Bubba's Telephone Collection
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2019, 07:12:52 PM »
More and more!
Also, if itís in the collection, it either has a Bell logo, or Bell System on it.
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Offline Key2871

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Re: Bubba's Telephone Collection
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2019, 07:51:15 PM »
Wow, that's extensive. I have to admit I've never seen Bell system scouring powder.. where did you find all this stuff?
Working for MA Bell?
KEN

Offline Whitcrane76

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Re: Bubba's Telephone Collection
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2019, 08:21:11 PM »
I am second generation phone man and a lot of the old hands who retired before or shortly after I hired on that had worked with my dad have given me a lot of stuff. I have also spent a LOT of time on eBay!