In this week’s episode of Andy’s Shed Live we take a look at a couple of newly arrived 706type telephones and learn how to assess them for possible restoration. There’s a look at different caese, both Diakon and the latter ABS. One of which can be repaired but the other is (as yet) unfixable.
Just for once it wasn’t the courier who broke these phones. They were broken when they were purchased. Because of this they cost a fraction of the price of a fully restored phone or even an un-restored example.
The blue one (which looks bottle green because of the plastic yellowing) is a particularly nice example because it has the early blank finger plate. The colour is ‘concord blue’ and together with ‘topaz yellow’ is one of the rarest original colours to find.