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Offline Doug Rose

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Same Phone Number on Two Phones
« on: September 24, 2021, 09:59:20 AM »
Janet found these at an Estate sale a few weeks ago. Very cool as the both had the same phone number and Metal handset covers. Just wiped them down to remove the dust....Doug
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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Same Phone Number on Two Phones
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2021, 10:22:00 AM »
Janet found these at an Estate sale a few weeks ago. Very cool as the both had the same phone number and Metal handset covers. Just wiped them down to remove the dust....Doug

I like early back-painted faceplates., they looker cooler than the later faceplates.
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Re: Same Phone Number on Two Phones
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2021, 12:00:28 PM »
Nice find!
Looks like they were both active in the same house, at the same time.

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Re: Same Phone Number on Two Phones
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2021, 12:13:54 PM »
My guess is the beige was the main phone and they got the green extension later.
My reasoning is the beige has curved operator vs OPER on the green. Curved operator is earlier.


On a WE 'curved operator' touchpad, It is worth checking the pad to see if it is a 10 button conversion dial.
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Re: Same Phone Number on Two Phones
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2021, 01:15:27 PM »
My guess is the beige was the main phone and they got the green extension later.
My reasoning is the beige has curved operator vs OPER on the green. Curved operator is earlier.


On a WE 'curved operator' touchpad, It is worth checking the pad to see if it is a 10 button conversion dial.
Jim
Interesting! I do not know anything on TT dials.

I have another phone with the * and # are different color with the curved operator on the Zero. Looks like it was factory Painted -18 Blue

https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/atq/d/framingham-working-western-electric/7378263975.html

Is this an upgraded 10 button?....Doug


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Re: Same Phone Number on Two Phones
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2021, 02:07:27 PM »
seems like it, the outer buttons are a different color.
Don't know of any that were like that from factory???
I mean the color changes???
nice color too!!!

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Re: Same Phone Number on Two Phones
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2021, 07:59:19 PM »


I have another phone with the * and # are different color with the curved operator on the Zero. Looks like it was factory Painted -18 Blue

https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/atq/d/framingham-working-western-electric/7378263975.html

Is this an upgraded 10 button?....Doug



I would assume it is.

I think there was a recent topic about some converted 10 button dials .

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Re: Same Phone Number on Two Phones
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2021, 08:23:36 PM »
Thanks Jim. Any value to these? Not TT guy at all....Doug
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