There has to be a great maker opportunity here. For over 50 years this couple has been slinging vintage phones. Demand has gradually dwindled over the years and they have a vast stockpile. Read more from Madison.com you can also browse their equally vintage website: PHONECO inc.
Ron began reading Popular Mechanics while in high school in Illinois and in the back of the magazine were ads for a company that sold old phones in Turtle Lake, about an hour northwest of Eau Claire. After serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, Ron used the GI Bill in 1957 to attend UW-Stout, where he studied education, drove a Model A coupe and became an industrial arts instructor. He and Mary married in 1960 after they met at a dance and spent four years teaching in Amboy, Illinois, one year in Mineral Point and seven years in Melrose.
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