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Rockville, Indiana

Have been collecting antique telephones since 1965, but I like all kinds of antiques and collectables, furniture, lamps, Coca-Cola, military uniforms, advertising.


  1. The AE type 40 had a long life. I remember them still in service in the 1960's
  2. Vynil33rpm. My dad died early in life because of over exposer to radiation. so far i am ok.
  3. During my basic training at Fort Ord. CA , (1961) we threw live pineapple for practice. I think the drill instructors were very nervous with us young recruits holding a grenade.
  4. Very nice collection, I have a California plate collection that was post on CW 12 years ago. How time flies.
  5. Very impressive display. I have my grandfather WW1 victory medal that has a clasps that says France.
  6. more photo's would help
  7. Looks like a pin that the English game called Cricket
  8. Trey, I believe they have been repainted, but would have to check again.
  9. Scottvez, Looks like the Cliff House in San Francisco, CA What would sound about. my grt, grt grandparent move to California in 1909
  10. These phones were manufactured by American Telecommunication Corp of El Monte, CA. trade name Deco-Tel. first phone mfg. in 1976 was Mickey Mouse.
  11. Your cap gun was made by HALCO, the H inside a diamond was there logo
  12. Thank you, Alfie21
  13. Thank you officialfuel, Trey, dav2no1
  14. I drove one of these M-113 in Germany
  15. Thank you Alfie21
  16. thank you Scottvez and Newfld
  17. PhilDMorris, It was grey
  18. Thank you Sunnybrook
  19. PhilDMorris, More than likely the batteries were replaced after so many years. At the bottom of these batteries they are stamped c 1924. But even so these batteries have been in this wall phone for a ...
  20. Thank you Vynil33rpm
  21. Thanks Trey, they are very different intercoms
  22. trey, you have been emailed
  23. keramikos, Yes there are some strange names on one side of the tabs. Wild Bill is one, lady Mary Montagu she goes back to 1689. and another is Ho Chi Minh I don't think he lived there. Turn the tabs o...
  24. dav2no1, I plan on using the original name tab and add more names.
  25. Very nice telephone advertising globe, interesting story
  26. Mexican service medal, WW1 Victory Medal, Navy good conduct medal
  27. Your welcome, I have also hooked up wall phones to work
  28. Your Kellogg with a cathedral top and a picture frame front is was manufactured around 1907 to 1910
  29. Great military drummers ambrotype Scottvez
  30. known as a Automatic Electric model 90 wall phone. produced in the 1960's
  31. Alfie21 Thank you, most of the insulators are marked Hemingray
  32. crewnail, I hear if you find one marked US Tel. Co. or AM Tel. & Tel CO. pretty rare insulators
  33. PhilMorris, Some insulators are over a hundred old, but they are still in use today with some telephone and power Co.
  34. Alfie21 bought the pegs from Ebay they were used by the telephone , telegraph, and electric Co.
  35. Thank you RichmondLori for your love
  36. fhrjr2 Yes they were thanks for the love
  37. Golgattha, Would be loud, thanks for viewing
  38. I have some insulators displayed, but not the size of yours, They were given to me by my sister-in-law. will post later
  39. Nice collection of plates
  40. U.S. Army early 40th Division (Ball of Fire) tab or 40th Infantry Division (Sunshine) tab
  41. You have a Western Electric magneto wall set type 1317. Manufactured around 1907. parts can be found at PHONECO old telephones on line.
  42. The WW1 shoulder patch was designed for the 90 Division originally called the Texas-Oklahoma Division. later nicknamed "Tough-Ombres"
  43. Thank you pw-collector
  44. is that a left or right handed open end wrench lol
  45. referred to as the 39 bell sign. used from 1939 to about 1964. The bell system used a more modern looking logo in 1969
  46. Look real good, nice job
  47. Another interesting history about license plates. I lived in Port Townsend, WA during the fifties and have the green/white plate with taps for 55, 56, 57
  48. Nice find, learned something today about Cal plates
  49. your sign is referred to as a 39 bell sign. the sign logo was introduced by the Bell System in 1939 and was used up until 1969. many of these signs were still around in the 1990's
  50. The company American Telecommunication Corp of El Monte, California was founded in 1967. There product trade name was called Decotel. There first decotel phone was Mickey Mouse. They manufactured dec...
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