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    Posted 5 years ago

    AmberRose
    (364 items)

    There were a ton of garage sales in my area today. However, I didn't get to hit a single one of them until about 2pm. Very rarely is that a good GS time as most of the good stuff is gone. Plus I had to drag the kiddos along which they were sorta good sports about.

    I found nothing.
    And nothing.
    Repeat the nothing about 20 times...
    The kids turned up the complaining...
    Last stop, chippy orange phone, with blue accents. So awesome!

    I believe this is a Western Electric 302 from the 30s but not positive. Its really heavy because it's metal. Guessing a long conversation would constitute an upper body workout.

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      sweet!!! love it!!!
    2. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 5 years ago
      Really nice!
    3. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
      Thanks you guys, really different from my normal picks
    4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      this is a great pick!! love the orange!! orange you glad im here!!! LOL :)
    5. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
      Comfort Cha Cha you are such a comfort
    6. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Did the kids know how to use the rotary dial?

      I like that it shows it's colour changes through the ages!
    7. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
      The kiddos have goofed with it all afternoon. My Mom still has a working rotary phone so not that shocking. It's bright red...in case she need to call the Kremlin. She thinks it's hilarious...and she's right!
    8. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 5 years ago
      You have a Stromberg-Carlson all metal desk set model 1243 manufactured in the late 1930's. This was Stromberg-Carlson version to Western Electric 302.
    9. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
      Ttomtucker! So interesting. As stated not my usual bailiwick so I appreciate the info. Now have direction which is always good :))). Thanks!
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Thankyou Amber comment #6:)
    11. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      From what I've gleaned about my call to Inky, it may be an improvement to the NZ phone equip.
    12. clockerman clockerman, 5 years ago
      Very nice pick up. Good stuff.
    13. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
      A metal phone set??? :)
    14. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
      The orange is what sold me...plus the guy saying "name your price".
    15. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      I have never seen a metal phone wow that is unique but sure would not have been on it during a electrical storm . Love orange color . Very unique find :-) xoxo
    16. cactuscorner cactuscorner, 5 years ago
      Now this stands out! It's very nice, just the way it is. Very very nice! If the phone could talk...the stories it could tell.
    17. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
      Mani! Never thought about lightening but you are so right!
      Cactus, love that sentiment.
    18. upstatenycollector upstatenycollector, 5 years ago
      I love a piece with style! There is a guy around here that restores phones, original looking wire and everything, And they plug in and work!!!!
    19. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Hey, oranje(orange) is our national colour! They tried to change it on the flags but red fades to oranje. The royalty won again! Hey, we have a King again.
    20. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Hows is FLA?
    21. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      LOL!! Nice to see you icollect!!
    22. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      Love it! Never seen an orange one before.
    23. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 years ago
      Ooh i just read its metal, how unusual. Great find AR :)
    24. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 5 years ago
      love the colourrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...smiling
    25. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
      Really captures the imagination. An orange hot phone! Blunder the king probably had had this.
      Yes the orange really makes it.
      Don't think I'll retire him.
    26. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      orange you glad you got this piece?!
    27. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
      Ha!Ho2! Orange you glad I didn't say banana?

      And that was rewire, not retire...
    28. AzTom AzTom, 5 years ago
      Nice! I think I would restore it, but that just me.

      Here is a link to one as well as parts for sale.

      http://www.oldphoneworks.com/model-1243.html
    29. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      love it..................

      .....................Call Ghostbusters ( LOL )
    30. Trey Trey, 5 years ago
      My dad worked for Western Electric in the 60's, cool phone.

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