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Post# 368935   3/22/2017 at 18:34 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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Hi Vac Friends!!
I've acquired these two Vintage phones today, as well as a '90s black reproduction. Does anybody have a decent 4 prong replacement plug for my Beige Rotary and an Avacado Green handset and cord leading to the phone for my Western Electric touch tone?
Video is on its way!

Post# 369031 , Reply# 1   3/23/2017 at 18:34 by jimjimmunster (Hammond, Ind.)        
Nice phones.

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One beige 500, two 2500s... I have the parts but there not really for sale as the phone they are on is a gift from my grandmother. Nice phones though. Too bad you cant use them anymore with the line conversions.

Post# 369033 , Reply# 2   3/23/2017 at 19:52 by vacuumlad1650 (North-East Illinois)        

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"Can't use them anymore"
Actually, other than the ringer on the Black Reproduction, they are 100% functional! I'm working on making a video to post for you to see.

Post# 369049 , Reply# 3   3/23/2017 at 23:33 by human (Pines of Carolina)        

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Before my parents moved out of their house this past fall, Dad had a green wall phone like that in the garage. It worked just fine, ringer and all. He bought it at a church rummage sale for 75 cents. I have no idea whether the clean-out crew took it or tossed it or just left it behind. That was a very common color so it shouldn't be too hard to find a handset and cord. I used to have a black repro phone just like that. It was branded "Pac*Tel", which I think was Pacific Telephone, one of the "baby bells" created after the original AT&T split up in the early '80s. They used to sell those Pac*Tel phones at Circuit City for around $15 or $20. Those phones wouldn't work for me today, though. I haven't had a land line in almost 15 years.

Post# 369133 , Reply# 4   3/25/2017 at 09:46 by fan-of-fans (USA)        

My parents have one like that beige one on the right, dated 1980 I think. It has a modular plug though, it came with their house. Mostly used for power outages and as a loud ringer.

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