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Offline countryman

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Please educate me about this phone
« on: March 18, 2021, 04:15:18 PM »
All I have is this pic...

Offline phonium

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Re: Please educate me about this phone
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2021, 04:52:44 PM »
Western Electric dial stick. 50AL, 51AL, 151AL or similar.
George

Offline Babybearjs

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Re: Please educate me about this phone
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2021, 04:58:56 PM »
the original pphone would have been hard wired to a "Bell Box" an external metal box that wouls have been mounted close by and the the phone would have been wired into. I worked on one of these years ago... my cousins. absolutely beautiful phone! still quite useful today if you have a land line...  looks like it came over from europe somewhere... as it has a foriegn plug on it...
John

Offline countryman

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Re: Please educate me about this phone
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2021, 05:13:25 PM »
The plug seems to be an Italian? type with a built-in buzzer, quite smart to use it as a ringer box.
Yes it's in EU, Germany to be exact and the first original one I see on sale here. I will try my best to get it now.

Offline Babybearjs

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Re: Please educate me about this phone
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2021, 05:23:27 PM »
Good luck! they can fetch up to and even beyond $500.00! hopefully, no one will want it!
John

Offline phonium

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Re: Please educate me about this phone
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2021, 05:34:28 PM »
Usually in that condition about $200-$300
George

Offline MMikeJBenN27

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Re: Please educate me about this phone
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2021, 10:51:15 PM »
This is probably a 51 AL.  If you want to use it, you have to pair it with a subset, even if you don't need it to ring, as you need to induction coil, which is inside the subset.  Using it without a subset can de-magnetize the receiver, and can even cause the dial contacts to weld themselves together. 

Offline countryman

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Re: Please educate me about this phone
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2021, 05:27:28 AM »
It's gone, not to me unfortunately. Price was too good (50 , 60 $ US) and seller preferred local pickup but was 500 km from me...

Edit: Currency error
« Last Edit: March 19, 2021, 05:37:31 AM by countryman »