Nikon FM2n, Ilford Delta 100, Perceptol 1+3
My still-working 1940 Western Electric telephone. It was rescued from a trash bin by an associate who threw it away. We were talking antiques and I happened to mention that I liked old phones. He went straight home and rescued it just before the trash collectors came. This model is the historic all-metal one that was the first phone to have all the components in one unit, as opposed to having a separate bell located somewhere else in the house. I have thrown away dozens of non-working telephones over the years, and this one just keeps working perfectly. The audio is as crisp as anything new. I was able to download some historically accurate center dial labels. I customized mine with the standard telephone exchange name “Crestwood” for 27 (C = 2, R = 7). It’s great, because there’s an area a few blocks away called Crestwood. Growing up, I remember telephones still had the prefix “Jefferson-2” (532) on them from my home town. I guess it’s a little like a URL vs. an IP address today.