Submitted by Name: Robert J. Piellusch From: Kalamazoo MI E-mail: Contact
Comments: I just bought a Candlestick dial phone at an Estate sale in Greenville, MI. The wire to the ear piece looked liked it had broken off years ago. I was able to re-connect the ear piece and hook the unit up to my phone line and got a dial tone. I cleaned out the "voice receiver" and reinstalled it but no voice came through. Dialing the rotary dial didn't change the line from the dial tone. I probably need new parts and/or wiring to make it functional. I will continue to pursue a facility that can fix this. No return call from the place I left a message with yesterday. I imagine it is a part time venture so they may not return calls that quickly. Since my email will be hidden, you can call my home number if you know a place: (269) 385-8972 Still have an answering machine. Thanks, Robert J. Piellusch
Added: January 21, 2014
Submitted by Name: Jackie Emerson From: Kentucky E-mail: Contact
Submitted by Name: Dave Haney From: Nebraska E-mail: Contact
Comments: learned quite a bit,i have been working in a building that used too be the local phone company(Northwestern Bell)have found a few artifacts that i just could not resist like an old glass jar battery plates are in sad shape but the new owners didnt want it so now its in a good home.
Added: December 18, 2013
Submitted by Name: Aaron Sousa From: Canada E-mail: Contact
Comments: i have a western/northern electric 302 from 1948 and I can't dial out on it and it isnt the phone company because i have other rotary phones and they still work so everything except the dial is working advice pleeeeassse
Added: December 14, 2013
Submitted by Name: Michael Adams From: Austin TX E-mail: Contact
Comments: Lurking again
Added: November 21, 2013
Submitted by Name: michael e. mewshaw From: sarasota , flordia E-mail: Contact
Comments: Love the history of the telephone 1875-1881. Early Phelps receivers and Williams coffin sets . This site great!!!
Added: November 20, 2013
Submitted by Name: Michael Adams From: Austin, Texas E-mail: Contact
Comments: Fascinated by old 'phones since 1959, and counting. I have only a small collection, a 202, a 302, and a 500. I'll probably save up for a 102 or other candle stick, and then some wall 'phones, then probably a small switch board. My family laugh at me, but I just stroke my 202 gently and smile.
Added: November 16, 2013
Submitted by Name: Richard Held From: Arizona E-mail: Contact
Comments: Thank you
Added: November 9, 2013
Submitted by Name: Bill Baragar From: Hudsonville, Michigan E-mail: Contact
Comments: I have a Western electric 233G pay phone I would like to use as an extension phone. But first I have to assemble the contact strip stack. Really need a good picture or diagram showing how it is supposed to be assembled with the insulator blocks. I would really appreciate any help I can get on this.
Added: November 7, 2013
Submitted by Name: Al Zold From: Seattle, WA E-mail: Contact
Comments: Belonged to ATCA many years ago. Still have a collection of over three hundred phones and misc parts. I have moved on to other interests and wouldn't mind selling them.