Hold the phone - An estate sale find!!

February 21st, 2011 in member junk     
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This guy has such personality! This was burried in one of the MANY boxes that I bought sight unseen at a huge estate sale! He was filthy dirty, and needed lots of work but hes lookin better and better now!
This is what it looked like when I started cleaning it. you can see the first little section I worked on first to appreciate just how dirty it really was! The ear piece is there, it was hiding inside the phone box which I had to unscrew to get to.
Of course he doesnt work, the wiring is all cut but he will make a beautiful decorative piece for someone! He goes to the store today!
This guy has such personality! This was burried in one of the MANY boxes that I bought sight unseen at a huge estate sale! He was filthy dirty, and needed lots of work but hes lookin better and better now!

This guy has such personality! This was burried in one of the MANY boxes that I bought sight unseen at a huge estate sale! He was filthy dirty, and needed lots of work but he's lookin better and better now!


This beautiful old phone was burried in a box of treasures from an estate sale, just one of MANY surprises I've found so far! Kinda like Christmas with each box I dig into! One down, about 85 to go!!


posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, wood, , whimsical, fun, brown, historical, antique crank phone

Comments (8)

TinTinJunkFan writes: Great job on the clean up! What a treasure! Believe it or not, I have one that looks just like this. Posted: 9:30 am on February 24th
junkermidge writes: Wow, that's so cool! And he really does look like he has a personality all his own. Someone is SO going to fall in love with him and snatch him up. You done good, good, good!
Midge Posted: 7:36 am on February 24th
KMcG73 writes: Fantastic! Both for the phone and for the treasure haul of boxes - can't wait to see what else you unearth!! Posted: 5:22 am on February 22nd
oldnews writes: Oh I am liking that doorbell idea...Thanks Jim! Might have to get on that!! Marie Posted: 9:30 pm on February 21st
artteachergirl writes: That is beautiful Marie! What a great discovery...I'll bet you are having a blast exploring those boxes!!
I have one of these hanging near my laundry closet...hit my head on it every time I turn around, but I love it still! You are some kind of lucky to find this one! Good going! Posted: 8:31 pm on February 21st
JunkArchitect writes: 85 boxes...OMG! That's pretty darn cool Marie. How about if you wire it up as a door bell for your house. Probably wouldn't take much to get those bells to ring.

Jim

Posted: 5:28 pm on February 21st
RustyDiva writes: Great elbow work chica! She shined up really nice. Posted: 1:32 pm on February 21st
JunkSituation writes: This turned out very nice! I have one in my home on display and love it. You did a great job:)
Tammy Posted: 1:12 pm on February 21st
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