This movie gives you, despite the clumsy acting, a nice overview on the era of this phone. Not only the dresses, the suits, the cars but also the use language and the speed of the story.
The Old Case Crystal Mint has arrived and it is just great. There was a small crack on the rear but I managed to get this to disappear. A bit of glue did the trick, it melted both ends together and not even a hair-crack can be seen. Or my eyes are getting bad, or this was just a perfect fix.
Here are the 3 Crystal Mints with the 3 Saharas.
Just a note on the namings that I use to identify the different shells.
The ones in the front I call ‘Old Case’. These are a bit taller than the other 2 cases and the oldest in age. The ones in the middle I call ‘Old Ear-piece’, or ‘Flat Ear-piece’. The third model, in the back, I do not specifically call names but sometimes it is referred to as ‘Wedge Ear-piece’. For me these are the standard cases as they were the only ones ever sold in The Netherlands.
… And Destroy Paris In A Night 😉
Here an impression of the red birds.
From the front to the back:
Mandarin Red – old case with old dial face without ringer, 1957 (actually the shell is dated 1955!)
Mandarin Red – old ear-piece with blank dial face and buzzer, 1961
Mandarin Red – new ear-piece with blank dial face and buzzer, 1971
PTT Red – with PTT dial face and buzzer, 1979
If you are from France, no worries. Just google a bit.
Not so much happened lately. An Old Case Crystal Mint is on its way but that’s it. Not that I am not looking forward to receiving it. But it is just… Maybe because it is getting darker and colder every day now. Autumn / winter has finally decided to come to us.
In the meantime a nice picture of the Dutch trio.
The Dutch state owned PTT ordered 20.000 in 1978, 60.000 in 1979 and 20.000 in 1980 only in these 3 colors.