potrero

San Francisco

Personal Website: telephonearchive.com

I'm pretty into this stuff! I started collecting antique phones about ten years ago and then got interested in other types of antiques. One thing led to another... aI'm pretty into this stuff! I started collecting antique phones about ten years ago and then got interested in other types of antiques. One thing led to another... and I got addicted. I've started three antiques websites: The Number Card Archive (2004), which turned into The Telephone Archive (2006), and then this site, The Collectors Weekly (2007). I'm pretty busy, but still love just getting in the car and going to a show or the monthly antiques fair in Alameda, CA. You never know what I'll drag home! (Read more)

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Kellogg Masterphone 900 Series with upgraded electronics - Telephonesin Telephones
Cat Eye Railroad Stop on Red Signal Sign - Railroadianain Railroadiana
A7 Corsair in Abandoned WW2 Hangar, Alameda NAS - Military and Wartimein Military and Wart…
Old, old utility meter - Victorian Erain Victorian Era
Grateful Dead Ticket Oakland Coliseum 1987 - Musicin Music
12-line Hamilton Gothic Wood Type Font - Officein Office
Cooley Clarendon Extended Wood Type Font - Officein Office
Amazingly deco WPA Detroit traffic analysis book - Booksin Books
Cleveland Plain Dealer Sign - Signsin Signs
Chesapeake and Potomac Telephone Company Operators Photo, Circa 1951 - Telephonesin Telephones

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  1. By the way, these look like Eagle Lock Co. cast brass (or bronze) doors, circa 1896, Page 104 in Jane's book.
  2. Nice! Thats a beauty! Whatever you do, dont let anybody chop it up to sell them individually. If you dont have the combinations, you should be able to stick your hand in through the back to unlatch th...
  3. try this page: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/basics/photo-tips.php
  4. These boxes are the origin of the term "blackballing" - because all it took was one black ball to bar the candidate from the organization, yet the person who vetoed them could remain anonymous.
  5. this is also known as the "Pyramid" model...
  6. Looks like a scooter to me...
  7. Love the multiple colors...
  8. yes, you should definitely re-attach those two doors!
  9. Mark, you lucky dog. Glad to see you on here. Look forwarding to seeing more of your signs here! Hope all is well....
  10. You should definitely try to keep the unit intact. For years, people have been taking off the doors and making wooden boxes for them to be used as piggy banks. But then the history and character is de...
  11. rice krispies
  12. D&R.G.R.R. = Denver and Rio Grande Railroad
  13. I believe this is for a composing room, where a publication is made up. I do not think it is Polhemus, but I may be wrong. The link Savoychina posted is to catalog info for earlier Hamilton Mfg produc...
  14. Great pass! Can you add a scan of the back to this page? (just use the edit link)
  15. dont restore or clean it! it's great as-is...
  16. check out this one - very similar: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/31
  17. Your site is pretty cool. You should post more here - you can have up to four photos per show and tell post, and as many show and tells as you want (and you can post text with them too as you did to g...
  18. Thansk for posting this Nailhunter, very cool... are you the same nailhunter as the person who built this site? http://www.collectorsweekly.com/hall-of-fame/view/nailhunter
  19. I have no idea but will keep my eyes open. The person to ask would be Gary Goff - he organizes the California phone shows (TCI)
  20. Wow! awesome... how big is this? Its old - I would say between 1908 and 1921, because that was the Bell logo design then.
  21. OPA = office of price adminstration
  22. I have one of these, it does say Gloucester on it. No paint job, just bare aged wood, but it works! makes quite a racket. now if I only had a boat...
  23. from Wikipedia: The American Protective League was an American organization of private citizens that worked with federal law enforcement agencies during the World War I era to identify suspected Germa...
  24. you need someone like this to talk to: http://atcaonline.com/controller.html http://atcaonline.com/WE160pay.html
  25. Hi Jhix... this is a nice Western Electric three slot phone, circa 1960s. Here's some minimal info: http://www.telephonearchive.com/phones/pay/we-233g.html The kind the fonz was always using in happ...
  26. ah, interesting... that makes more sense than it being on a NET&T vehicle which was what I had thought (had been told it was a vehicle piece).
  27. Peggy - I don't know that its so much the presence of the serial number that matters (though it definitely helps), as the rarity of the stamps themselves.
  28. Thanks Mark - I would love to talk to him, I will email him.
  29. These are awesome. Especially to see together. I have never seen this type of telephone token before. Were they for Gray pay stations? And were some of these made by the Klinkner Company (369 Market) ...
  30. ATSF Ry = Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.
  31. GNRY is Great Northern Railway
  32. start with his website, I think you'll find more than you ever wanted to know: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/hall-of-fame/view/detex-watchmans-clock-album
  33. ok, can't resist commenting on these two middle ones. Areliczone, you are driving me crazy with your SF relics coming out of the woodwork. 701 Mariposa Street in SF is just a few blocks from where I l...
  34. Wow! what an awesome sign! I've never seen this one before.
  35. yup - check out this site if you want to see alot of great prisms: http://glassian.org/
  36. wow, great cabinet! here's a link to mine: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/30 also, at the bottom of this page is a link to a PDF of a Hamilton Manufacturing Co. catalog which you might want ...
  37. very "modern" - love it!
  38. Thanks! Really cool!
  39. Nice collection! Any chance you could add a couple of close-ups to this post as well? (you can have up to four photos per post, just click edit and it will allow you to upload more) Would love to se...
  40. These are great! Could you perhaps post some close-ups of the individual items, like the cardinal beer tray and the Indian gas sign? Maybe you could do one per post, that way you could show multiple s...
  41. Thanks Rod for the correction! I didn't realize AE had made these colors, and spoke too soon! Dave
  42. This is actually a Kellogg phone, but with a Stromberg wringer box. Phone is from the amazing art deco Masterphone line (1920s/30s), if no cracks and cleaned up maybe $100 (the non dial extension vers...
  43. North Electric was based in Gallion, OH. This phone (1940s/50s model) even in good shape is not worth much at all... unless you happen to have a colored catalin one. See this page: http://www.telephon...
  44. Roger, you might find some good stuff in this interview with Richard More: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/an-interview-with-strathearn-art-glass-paperweight-collector-richard-more/
  45. If you want to read some other posts I've written about Alamda, here they are: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/alameda-point-antiques-unofficial-facebook-group/ http://www.collectorswee...
  46. Here's the link to the museum, in case anyone's interested: http://www.nctrans.org/ Very cool photos, thanks for posting these shots! Especially love the roundhouse photos and the caboose!
  47. Great sign... I think this is a General Telephone sign (an independent, non-Ma Bell affiliated company). But I could be wrong.
  48. fyi, I posted a link to this on the Telephone Collectors International Yahoo discussion group and got this reponse: Well, I'd say it's a telephone table, as labeled! Apparently if you lived in a...
  49. Thanks Robby!
  50. Here's the link to my other one: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/30
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