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    Posted 12 years ago

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    I met a guy on another Collectors Weekly entry who shared some pictures of his work. I thought you all would enjoy them. He restores these items himself.

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    1. Trenchartman Trenchartman, 12 years ago
      WOW! what else is there to say but WOW.
    2. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 12 years ago
      My grandfather has a few of these.
    3. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 12 years ago
      I only have one and it's dead weight
    4. codya85 codya85, 12 years ago
      Is it true the lower the number the more collectable they are?? allmostboughtone last week with #13 but wasnt sure it was worth 225
    5. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 12 years ago
      codya85, I asked the man who repaired these and he said he was not aware of that. He did say that it adds value if the number on the outside matches the number on the cam inside.
    6. codya85 codya85, 12 years ago
      Good to know.Im new to collecting so, Thank you much.
    7. pickrknows pickrknows, 11 years ago
      Wow what a collection!! Definately museum quality work and a lifetime worth of collecting! Looks great!
    8. Esther110 Esther110, 11 years ago
      I love collections like this: well displayed and loved!!
      Thanks for sharing!
    9. pickrknows pickrknows, 11 years ago
      I'm gonna love this all over again!! Can't get enough of these pictures, amazing collection that belongs in a museum for all to see!
    10. tlmbaran tlmbaran, 11 years ago
      looking to get a vintage police call box for a friend....what are the price ranges of these??
    11. Gargoyler, 8 years ago
      Before messing with "restoring" one of these antique fire alarm boxes I urge folks to read more about them and why they should leave them alone and in their original, intact, antique condition whenever practical. Anyone can slap some red paint on these after sandblasting and have their box look exactly like everyone elses' box, and make them look like they might be fiberglas reproductions from China instead of the 100 year old antiques they are. Why would you want a 100 year old antique to look like it just shipped over from China? You can't reproduce a 100 year old patina, once it's destroyed it's gone, each box has a patina as unique as a fingerprint, don't do the wrong thing and ruin an antique for a silly FAD! Do the research before messing with these, oiling htem, sandblasting, repainting or altering them, remember- each of you are only temporary custodians of these antiques, every time someone messes with one changes and damage is done, after a sucession of different owners each messing with them there is substantial changes and damages that can't be reversed.
    12. Gargoyler, 8 years ago
      "Is it true the lower the number the more collectable they are??"

      No, the number doesn't matter at all it doesn't mean a thing. The code wheel inside must be there or the mechanism is non functional and will not work on any bell or device without it. It appears to me lately that some Ebay sellers seem to be removing the code wheels and selling the boxes and then selling the code wheels separately for another $25-$35 and I find that outrageous.
      The biggest problem with that is there are several styles and types of code wheels and they are not interchangeable, trying to find one that fits YOUR box is a major chore, plenty out there but you can buy half a dozen or more and find none of them fit right.

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