"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by compubit, March 18, 2015, 12:20:12 AM
Quote from: compubit on March 19, 2015, 11:36:06 AMInterestingly enough, with the variety of phones I have, I don't have a 554 in my collection - several 354s, but no 554s... (Focusing on the Trimlines for now...)Jim
Quote from: compubit on March 23, 2015, 10:38:57 PMBack to a rotary phone: 5302 Phone refurbished by "Fold-a-Phone, New York, 1972". (Antique Mall find). Ringer gongs replaces with a metal button that made a "rat-a-tat-tat" sound. The button has been removed and is on its way (one of these days, I promise) to a Kellogg's employee. Base plastic says "Western Electric", but handset says "Northern Electric" (and the ringer had a "Kellogg" part).
Quote from: compubit on March 19, 2015, 09:45:29 PMLet's add to our Princesses with a new "old" color - teal blue (similar to the Mediterranean Blue, but for modern equipment). It has the "new" Princess innards (no light, opaque dialing buttons). (eBay purchase)I remember seeing the "new" Princesses in the 86-87 time frame, and that's when I decided to get the Red phone (Phone 1) - I leased it for 2 months then purchased it, since at the time, you couldn't purchase them anymore, but could lease, then buy. In my mind, the opaque buttons are just wrong - It's lovely, It's little AND IT LIGHTS!!!!!!.