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Old 13th Jun 2020, 11:55 am   #1
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Default Butterscotch coloured 706

I thought I'd share some pictures of a once topaz yellow telephone that, in parts, has darkened into a gold-butterscotch colour. I know the ivory models are known for morphing into a pretty disgusting hue but I'm delighted with this one. It has cleaned up really nicely and looks more than half-good. Full working order too.
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Old 13th Jun 2020, 7:06 pm   #2
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Default Re: Butterscotch coloured 706

Nice. The second pic looks a sort of 'off-pink' colour. Almost identical to my U.S. ITT / Kellogg type 2500 instrument, as seen on 'The Rockford Files', etc...
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Old 13th Jun 2020, 7:58 pm   #3
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I see what you mean. I moved the phone to the kitchen for the second picture so the different light must have done that.
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Looks good enough to eat! 😋
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Old 17th Jun 2020, 8:42 pm   #5
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Great, if you like the taste of acrylic, Fairy Liquid and Novus 2! I'm so pleased with how it turned out, especially as it arrived in a very grubby (but not too scratched) condition. It demonstrates how well-built these telephones were and how the dirt is often superficial.
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 8:53 am   #6
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popular belief is that the brown comes from the Brominated Flame Retardants used in the plastic
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Old 18th Jun 2020, 11:22 am   #7
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Shame the BFRs weren't colourless, or at least white. Might have saved a lot of ivory and blue phones changing into weird colours. Having said that, the blue-into-green look isn't so bad.
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I have a Sony 16" TV that's the same colour. I thought it was original, but now I'm beginning to wonder.
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