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Post# 951968   8/7/2017 at 12:50 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Post# 951972 , Reply# 1   8/7/2017 at 13:16 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Wow!  First we see a phone that was probably fairly unusual even in 1956 -- a round base (aka B-1) phone with a #2 or #4 dial, then an Oxford Grey colored phone in the conference room, and later a yellow "mushroom" phone, predecessor to the Princess, in the bedroom.


That was quite a kitchen Mary dreamed up, too!

Post# 951974 , Reply# 2   8/7/2017 at 13:32 by wringingwet (Walterboro South Carolina)        
We had one of those phones

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You had to be a weight lifter to talk ... so sometimes phone calls where cut short LOL

Post# 951986 , Reply# 3   8/7/2017 at 15:25 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Yeah, that phone dates back to the 1920s, except for the handset.  The original handset was even heavier, and the weights of the transmitter and receiver elements were not very well balanced.  The dial could even be older than 1920, and originally used on a "candlestick" type set.  It's too hard to tell without a better close-up shot.

Post# 952011 , Reply# 4   8/7/2017 at 19:30 by appnut (TX)        

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Was that a gas fridge?  That's the original Waste King dishwasher.  O'Keefe & Merrit oven & cooktop?

Post# 952012 , Reply# 5   8/7/2017 at 19:41 by Jmm63 (Denville, NJ)        

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Holy Cheddar....was that cheesey!!        but nice kitchen!!

Post# 952013 , Reply# 6   8/7/2017 at 19:45 by Ultramatic (New York City)        

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Oh I don't know. I sorta' see myself dancing around vintage appliances. Like most here in AW. wink


As for the phone, I too was surprised on how ancient it was.. I guess since the 302 had just recently ceased production, Western Electric didn't want it too appear real dated. The refrigerator was gorgeous, although sorta' dated for 1956.

Post# 952014 , Reply# 7   8/7/2017 at 19:50 by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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I had the same suspicion as Bob about the fridge being a gas type.

Post# 952033 , Reply# 8   8/7/2017 at 20:42 by cuffs054 (GA)        

Well! I am miffed that silly Mary was boiling water for coffee while the vac pot just sat there. No wonder she didn't have a nicer kitchen, the twit.

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