Iím offering some phone bottom plates from pre WW2 just in case someone is interested. I know itís not big or something special but Iíd rather see them in the hands of a collector than being melted for metal. The story is like thisÖ
A friend of mine works in the recycle project and he found a box with about 50-60 old metal bottom plates from black dial telephones. He contacted me and I got them all.
The plates are black with various levels of damage from almost unused to heavy used. Some of the paper manuals are damaged and some are minty. The same goes for the writing and for the 4 legs. The box contained also a smaller box with new legs.
All plates were made from Siemens before WW2 and after Hitlerís rise to power. So the years are from 33 to 39.
I donít care to keep them all and I most surely donít want to make a profit out of them so I will offer them to this forum for free!! I would love to know I have contributed to someoneís collection out of nowhere and have helped preserve something that would have been melted away.
So if you or a friend is a vintage phone collector or you want to build a pre WW2 desk theme ooor whatever just ask me for one or moreÖ Tell me the year you want and I will check if I have and in what condition! I will even add legs if they are missing from the plate or are destroyed.
My only request is that the ďbuyerĒ covers the shipping costs for the parcel and nothing else!
Ps1 I donít know the exact place to put this thread to so I will place it under the history and research of the Third Reich and WW2.
PS2 If possible I would like to know more about these phones from that era so if anyone knows more please send me some info!