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1905 Automatic Electric Co Strowger Candlestick Telephone

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Posted 3 years ago

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ttomtucker
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I bought this Strowger candlestick off Ebay and it had many issue's. the dial card and the dial card cover plate were missing. It was missing the ring control button at the bottom, and it had the wrong transmitter face plate, plus it was all brass. Several months later the candlestick has been restored.

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  1. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 3 years ago
    Did you do the restoration job yourself? It looks amazing!
  2. Signaholic Signaholic, 3 years ago
    Wow Tom, what a great restoration you did there! Gotta get me a cool Candlestick phone!
  3. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    aycockonxion, I did most of the restoral myself, however I left the nickel plating up to a professional. I do nickel plating, but not on this scale. I plate transmitters, back cups and hookswitchs, thumb screws and nuts.
  4. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    thank you Signaholic
  5. aycockonxion aycockonxion, 3 years ago
    You did an awesome job with it, Tom. It turned out great!
  6. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Thank you aycockonxion
  7. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Thank you Kevin
  8. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Thank you kerry10456
  9. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Thank you BELLIN68
  10. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Love your phone Tom, but then I love all your phones!
  11. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Thank you officialfuel, It's been fun restoring telephones over the years.
  12. AntiquePhoneGal, 3 years ago
    Beautiful restoration. This is one of my favorite sticks.
  13. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Thanks you AntiquePhoneGal
  14. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Thank you vanskyock24
  15. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Thank you Cevelleman69
  16. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Thank you earthandmagneto
  17. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Thank you toolate2
  18. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    thank you fourpeepsake
  19. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Thank you MooreAntiques
  20. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Thank you packrat-place
  21. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Thank You TylulaVintage
  22. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Thank you trgrubaugh
  23. bem6207 bem6207, 3 years ago
    I love it! Will you check out the telephone I posted to tell me more about it?
  24. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Thank you bem6207, I have posted a message about your telephone.
  25. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    ohh Mikie likie
  26. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 2 years ago
    Thank you Mikie likie
  27. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 2 years ago
    Thank you ontphonetech
  28. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 2 years ago
    Thanks you AngelinaRose33
  29. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 2 years ago
    Thank you BELLIN68
  30. MattyG MattyG, 2 years ago
    What an awesome phone you have there, and wonderful restoration job. It made me think, to the original owner this was just a telephone and now over 100 years later it's on CW being praised. As I look around my kitchen I wonder what items we may not consider collectible now may be on display by folks like us in the future : )
  31. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 2 years ago
    MattyG, Thank you for your comment. It makes you wonder what will be collectible in the near future. I have seen where the first color phones from the fifty has become collectible for the younger generation.
  32. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 years ago
    WoW ...awesome phone ..You did a great job bringing it back to life...
  33. BLACKBLIGHT, 12 months ago
    Awesome phone, thanks for showing

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