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Offline JubileeCompact

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Pink 500...with Mushroom
« on: March 13, 2021, 02:41:31 PM »
 Never thought one of these would appear this side of the pond.... And for a very reasonable price as well.
Seamus

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Baby-Pink-Western-Electric-Rotary-Dial-Telephone-Retro-Mid-Century-/333911980475
« Last Edit: March 14, 2021, 05:32:33 PM by TelePlay »
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Pink 500...with Mushroom
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2021, 03:11:51 PM »
More details please.


If you are now the owner then please post to Find of the month. It is a great find
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There was one recently on eBay US that was $300 or $400 . That is more than I would pay for a Pink mushroom.
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Re: Pink 500...with Mushroom
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2021, 03:39:43 PM »
Sold, £102 plus postage.
Same seller currently has an auction for another, blue, item number 333915266450.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333915266450

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Offline JubileeCompact

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Re: Pink 500...with Mushroom
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2021, 03:56:05 PM »
That's the one... What voltage is the bulb on these? And I'm guessing the Yellow and Black are the pair to use?
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Re: Pink 500...with Mushroom
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2021, 04:32:47 PM »
Great deal Seamus.....the other was $399.99 and did not get a bid.....Doug
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Offline Key2871

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Re: Pink 500...with Mushroom
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2021, 04:50:14 PM »
I'm thinking it's same as a princess, about 10 volts.
For that set you did very good on the price
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Re: Pink 500...with Mushroom
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2021, 07:54:42 PM »
Transformer output for Princess lamp is 6-8 Volts AC. This is probably the same. 10 volts is too high (though correct for 51A lamps in keysets).
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Re: Pink 500...with Mushroom
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2021, 07:55:21 PM »
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333911980475
Roughly $142 plus $12 post..
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I would of bought it at that money.
That is a nice find.
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Re: Pink 500...with Mushroom
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2021, 11:23:47 PM »
Great find, good price.
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Pink 500...with Mushroom
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2021, 10:53:14 AM »
The one I mentioned has been relisted at $349.00 starting,  BIN $499.
It has a repro cap.
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text from listing:
A really nice Pink 1959 Western Electric 500 P/U Mushroom desk phone.  Has 1959 base, network, bells and dial (7C 59 (Pink), 11-59), all dates are correct.  The plastics are really nice, color is good, not faded or discolored, the mushroom cap is a reproduction.  Has its original mounting cord and an NOS 9' handset cord. Comes with the transformer and wiring for the light (wires just like a Princess phone).

Freshly restored, fully tested and works perfect, including the light. The plastics show light signs of use.
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Re: Pink 500...with Mushroom
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2021, 09:01:12 PM »
Blue mushroom phone sold for £94 (approximately $130) plus shipping.
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Re: Pink 500...with Mushroom
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2021, 01:28:44 AM »
Blue mushroom phone sold for £94 (approximately $130) plus shipping.

The winner won really well,
JMO,
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Offline JubileeCompact

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Re: Pink 500...with Mushroom
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2021, 04:43:43 AM »
I didn't win the Blue one as a friend was after it...
I'd assume both would have fetched a good deal more if they had been US auctions...
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Re: Pink 500...with Mushroom
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2021, 05:34:52 PM »
Was the mushroom light a accessory that was added to the phones like the link key?
You could use a 4 pair RJ45 cord with that phone to get a clean one cord out of the back effect;

Pair 1 bl/wt = line 1
pair 2 or/wt = line 2 (intercom)
pair 3 = gn/wt push button on line key (signal)
pair 4 = br/wt 8V for lamp


EDIT never mind I see it has the original cord wired into a phone jack.