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    Posted 2 years ago

    EJW-54
    (223 items)

    Hi all! I had picked up a Porcelain Public Phone Sign some years ago and finally got an old 1960's Payphone to go with it. I believe it's a Western Electric mod # 223G. This phone was on E-Bay as a "buy it now" but no one was going for it as it's in a little rough condition and shipping it was pricey. I contacted the seller and made them an offer and they accepted and shipped it right away, many thanks to them! I'll clean this up and get some missing parts and put a fresh coat of paint on it, fun fun!! Enjoy!
    UPDATE: 1 new Photo added, I took this all apart, cleaned and sanded it, put 3 coats of semi-gloss Black on it and now just waiting for the missing lock to come in. Thanks for looking!

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    Comments

    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
      Sweet find !!! Nice old phone !!
    2. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Great pay phone
    3. cindyjune cindyjune, 2 years ago
      Love it! I would love to have one of those in my house!
    4. Brunswick Brunswick, 2 years ago
      "Operator..Oh Can You Help Me Make This Call?..You See The Number On The Matchbook Is Old And Faded..."- Jim Croce.
      T.
    5. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      Very neat!
    6. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
      look who loves this to: iggy, AnythingObscure, MountainGirl, antiquerose, Newfld,
      Thanks antiquerose and Newfld for nice comments!
    7. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
      Glad you love this to Daddy_Nobucks, purvis, Caperkid, usedcarlady, cindyjune, vetraio50, Anik, Brunswick, betweenthelens and pw-collector!

      Thankyou cindyjune, you should get one!
      Brunswick, Thankyou for your time, you've been so much more than kind..:)
      Thanks betweenthelens, it is neat!
    8. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
      So Cool you all Love this, thanks officialfuel, MountainGirl, trukn20, AntigueToys, rustyboltz, sugargirl, Lady_Picker, shughs, MyCountry, ttomtucker, Chevelleman69
      fortapache and sanhardin!
    9. clockerman clockerman, 2 years ago
      What's a pay phone!!! Hhaaaha. Nice nice nice
    10. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
      More that love this! Thanks oldpeep, SPEEDWAYPICKER, clockerman and snowman3.

      LOL clockerman, when the little kids come over they like to play with my old phones and there learning what I grew up with.
    11. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
      cool you love this vintagegirl66, Brunswick, ttomtucker, Beachbum58 and mikelv85
    12. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
      Thanks Neighborguysfan, mtg75 and chrissylovescats!
    13. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
      Thanks egreeley1976!
    14. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
      Glad you love this to Manikin, allways good to hear from you!
    15. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 years ago
      That's pretty cool. In not so far distance, they'll wonder what the heck it is!!!
    16. Windwalker, 2 years ago
      nice .. reminds me of Somewhere around 1967 when I was a teen, you could get all the free payphone
      calling you wanted from a phonebooth by using a booby-pin. The mouth and
      earpieces of the always-black plastic (bakelite?) handset were a filled-in
      circle of perforations-- you spread the bobby-pin, poked one end into a
      center hole in the mouthpiece, the other end into one of the perimeter
      mouthpiece holes, then touched the other end of bobby-pin to exposed metal
      on the phone body. It would usually produce a small spark, and then you got
      the dial-tone, made your call. All of the booths near the teen hangouts had
      bobby-pins lined up ready to go.
    17. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
      shareurpassion, Thanks, I bet your right, when the little ones come over I let them play with my old phones and that way they see what we grew up with.
    18. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
      Thanks Windwalker! Cant say I ever did that but funny story!
    19. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
      Glad you love this to truthordare, Johnsmith, lzenglish and ttomtucker!
    20. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
      Cool! more that Love this! Thanks Collectables59, blunderbuss2 and AnythingObscure
    21. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
      Thanks Johnsmith for another love-it !
    22. EJW-54 EJW-54, 2 years ago
      Thanks clockerman, kerry10456 and Vynil33rpm, glad you love this to !

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