my latest acquisitions

falcon_ib

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Edward,

Your collection of often-overlooked items always amazes me, love seeing what you bring out of the woodwork. Do you use the vintage items you find like lamps, teapots, pencils, letterhead, etc? Do you plan on making the telephone operational?
 

Edward

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Edward,

Your collection of often-overlooked items always amazes me, love seeing what you bring out of the woodwork. Do you use the vintage items you find like lamps, teapots, pencils, letterhead, etc? Do you plan on making the telephone operational?
thank you! its an odd hobby but a fun one! I use my sheaffer fountain pen from time to time but I have found in this day in age of texting, voice to text and instant messaging I rarely ever had to write anything down with pen and paper. I use my notes app on my iPhone! lol! two of my 1940s pencils are "sharpened" so I tested them out just because... but I don't want to wear them down so they just get displayed as well.... and because of using my iPhone I have no landline so no need to make the GPO functional. I have no way to test it unless I can find a friend who has a landline. even then I think these days you need a digital to analog converter box for it to work... not sure. this phone may still be functional but I do not know. its really just for my display. anything else I've collected is the same, I won't actually use up any of my vintage stationary. I do use the lamps.. they work great! I won't use my teapot for fear of crazing or cracking it. I wear my watches... the whale tale tape dispenser does have modern tape on it for when I need to use tape. my stapler functions but so far.. no need to staple anything lol! its amazing how the digital lifestyle has made so much obsolete. I guess one could say my vintage office desk is an Objet d'art in progress. lol! a slightly functional Installation art of the 1940s WWII period. :D Oh and the fan does work!
 
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Micawber

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Fantastic photos! I didn't have these... thanks! yes, I came across many American era phones with no dials as well, like you said, internal phone connections. I thought of getting one of those until this civi version came up for such a nice price.
I do see the internal ones come up in the general sales from time to time around here. Being lumped in with the general house / factory / shop clearance stuff means they sometimes go for peanuts and never for the sort of price asked by the few specialist dealers. If I see one I'll try to grab it for you.
 

Carl

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" you put the phone down first ...."
Remember those words when talking to the girlfriends ???? Lol
 

Edward

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" you put the phone down first ...."
Remember those words when talking to the girlfriends ???? Lol
yes! but I think it was more like "you hang up..." No you hang up first" "No you!"
"no you hang up..." "no YOU hang up..." "No YOOOOUUUUUUU hang up first!"
" okay on the count of three we both hang up.. one.... two.... three!"
" did you hang up?"

" no!" :D
 

Carl

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yes! but I think it was more like "you hang up..." No you hang up first" "No you!"
"no you hang up..." "no YOU hang up..." "No YOOOOUUUUUUU hang up first!"
" okay on the count of three we both hang up.. one.... two.... three!"
" did you hang up?"

" no!" :D
So damm true!! :D
 
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