Connecticut - TP-6-A
Connecticut - TP-6-A
Fantastic Connecticut TP-6-A - One Cool Phone!
This is one neat phone! The Connecticut TP-6-A was used extensively by the US military during the 1950's. Not only are they built like a rock, they weigh about as much as one too! Electrically, the Connecticut is similar to the Western Electric 302 - right down to the fantastic RRRING that will be sure to get the attention of everyone in your household!
The Restoration Process
Dial – The dial has been fully disassembled, cleaned, lubed and timed to ensure years of trouble free service. The outer edge of the dial has been stripped and repainted with a gloss black enamel. Unless the dial is removed, this is something you will rarely ever even see, but this is how it would have come from the factory. The number plate has been cleaned and a perfectly matching overlay has been applied. The finger wheel has been sandblasted and powder coated with a semi-gloss black finish. A brand new die cut dial card and acetate cover have been added as well
Cords – The phone has been outfitted with brand new cloth covered cords that are made in house on the same type of equipment originally used by the phone companies. They look amazing. You can choose from either black or brown cloth cords. The line cord has a modular connection to facilitate a modern connection to your wall jack.
Shell – The shell has been stripped down and sandblasted using a glass grit and powder coated in a semi-gloss black finish. This closely resembles the finish on the original 302.
Handset – The F1 Handset has been ultrasonically cleaned to get all imbedded debris out. It is then sanded through a multi-step restoration process which includes sanding with 400, 800, 1000, 2000 grit and buffed back to its beautiful original shine.
Base – The base is completely stripped of all its components and painted with a high gloss black. The components are then cleaned, tested and reinstalled.
Feet – The feet are disassembled and sand blasted. They are then rewrapped with super soft pig skin suede leather to ensure it does not damage the table it proudly sits on.
The phone goes through extensive testing before to ensure it is in perfect working condition prior to shipping.