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Offline wds

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C/S mouthpieces
« on: April 27, 2012, 07:29:58 PM »
I just picked up a brown marbleized bakelite mouthpiece for my We stick.  It looks like it has never been used - the threads were still shiny and unscratched.  Now my collection of unique mouthpieces stands at 3.  The Whisper It glass and the brown are both western electric, and the solid brass is Stromberg.  They definitely stand out compared to the usual black mouthpieces.
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Offline twocvbloke

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Re: C/S mouthpieces
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2012, 08:36:02 PM »
I'm guessing the glass one was used in situations where hygiene was important, as glass is easy to clean and sterilise... :)

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Re: C/S mouthpieces
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2012, 09:19:30 PM »
The glass mp actually came with a GPO candlestick.  I'm guessing it's one of the early candlesticks made by Western Electric for GPO.  It does look nice on display.
Dave

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Re: C/S mouthpieces
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012, 08:28:54 AM »
Nice.  Are you aware of the new candlestick phone section we started?
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Re: C/S mouthpieces
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2012, 09:20:02 AM »
No - lot's of sections to choose from!  I'll try to remember that Candlestick section.
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Re: C/S mouthpieces
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2012, 12:39:25 PM »
Picked up a WE candlestick, and it had this brown mouthpiece on it.  After cleaning it up, it's definately brown in color.  Would this have been an original color, or maybe a black on turned brown?  Also, instead of the star in the middle, it has a hole.  Put it on my nickel 20T and it looks pretty nice. 
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Re: C/S mouthpieces
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2012, 02:53:57 PM »
Glass? Bakelite? Brass? All well and good, but has anyone heard of a mouthpiece made of hardwood? I bought a Stromberg-Carlson LB oak wall phone the other day, and found that it has a very nice looking wood mouthpiece. "Nice" meaning it wasn't whittled by hand out of a chunk of firewood. I'll post a pic in the Wooden Phones forum when I get it unpacked, but thought I might prime the pump here.

Bill