DIY ProjectsRewire and Restore a 1930s Landline Telephone

Rewire and Restore a 1930s Landline Telephone

This step by step tutorial of how to rewire and restore a 1930″s landline telephone is a wonderful addition to any working homestead. If is rumored that these old vintage black hard plastic landline phones are untappable by listening devices.

This tutorial goes through the steps for how to restore and rewire an old, 1930s telephone. Not only are these phones easy to find at any thrift store or maybe your grandparents’ house, but with a little bit of care, they can be made to look brand new. And, with a little rewiring, you can have a home phone unlike any other. It will be completely unique to you and your home.

For this tutorial, you will need the following ingredients:

– An Old Phone (the example uses a 1930s Western Digital Space Saver)
– Modern Phone Cord
– 000 Steel Wool
– Shoe Polish (same color as the phone)
– Finishing Wax
– Flathead Screwdriver
– Old Rags

This tutorial will lead you through the simple steps of cleaning your phone so that it looks shiny and new. Then, it foes into a step by step description of how to rewire it so you can use it in your home.

Old is the new thing these days. While it’s kind of an oxymoron, it’s very much the truth. Fashions and styles seem to go in circles and right now, anything antique is vogue. Not only is this true in fashion and clothes, but also in how people decorate their homes. If you want to add a little bit of old to your home, but you want the old to be useful, then this is the perfect tutorial for you.

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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