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WESTERN ELECTRIC MODEL 500: The work horse of the 1960/70's this is a black plastic Western Electric type 500 phone. The case is in exceptional condition for a phone of this type. Cleaned and tested for operation. Comes with a modular cord.
Stock #1026, Price $39.50
W.E TYPE 500 CLONE: A Western Electric type 500 clone made by Stromberg Carlson. Case is brown plastic and has two scratches on left side as seen in photo, otherwise very good for this type of plastic phone prone to geeting banged up a lot.Cleaned, tested and ready to plug in and use. Good phone for the workshop or garage, etc.
Stock #1027, Price $30.00
click to enlarge TELEPHONE RELATED PLATE: China plate with telephone related topic. Nice colors, camera flash affected photo quality.
Stock #1028, Price $32.00
click to enlarge NORTH ELECTRIC: A 1940's cradle phone by North Electric Co. of Gallion, Ohio. Case is all black bakelite. Cleaned and tested for operation. Ready to plug-in and use (has modular cord).
Stock #1029, Price $48.00
click to enlarge AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC: An Auitomatic Electric round base telephone from the 1930's. Base is made of black bakelite and in good condition. Has the brass branded receiver caps and brass finger wheel. This phone requires a subset to make it functionable.
Stock #1030, Price $129.50
click to enlarge WESTERN ELECTRIC 637A (subset): A Western Electric type 637A Magneto box converted to use as subset. Has an added W.E. 101A induction coil. The ringer bell is a W.E. 1000 ohm with bias spring. Wood case is oak wood and 6 5/8" wide and 9" high. Has brass bells on front of case. The side magneto crank hole has been covered up with a blank plate. A nice item for those that wish to have their subset in view verses most that are hiiden out of sight.
Stock #1031, Price $45.50
click to enlarge AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC SUBSET: A black bakelite Automatic Electric subset box. Has an A.E. D282155 induction coil and a W.E. B1A ringer bell. This box looks like in brand-new condition. Requires a 4-conductor cord to use with an A.E. phone and even will work with W.E. phones. Basic phone circuitry knowledge required, comes with a generic diagram. Size is 5 1/2 wide, 7 1/4" tall and 2 5/8" deep.
Stock #1032, Price $54.50
click to enlarge AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC SUBSET: A black bakelite Automatic Electric subset box. Has an W.E. 101A induction coil and a modified A.E. frequency ringer bell. This box looks in very good condfition, not quite like-new. Requires a 4-conductor cord to use with an W.E. phone and even will work with A.E. phones. Basic phone circuitry knowledge required, comes with a generic diagram. Size is 5 1/2 wide, 7 1/4" tall and 2 5/8" deep.
Stock #1033, Price $50.00
click to enlarge STROMBERG CARLSON #1156 SUBSET: A metal cased subset box with a W.E. 101A induction coil added. Bell is 1000 ohm with bias spring. Size 6 3/4" wide x 9 1/4" high. Metal case is good-- condition with minor surface rust, repainting is optional.
Stock #1034, Price $44.00
click to enlarge WESTERN ELECTRIC 2500: A Western Electric/ATT type R2500DMG push button phone. Probably from the 1960/70's period of time. Has new black curly handset cord and new black vinyl modular cord. This is a very scarce color, it is not your normal W.E. red that is commonly seen. This phone is a very bright red color. Tested and ready to use.
Stock #1035, Price $55.00
click to enlarge WESTERN ELECTRIC 5302: A Western Electric Type 5302 black plastic telephone. This phone was the transistion from the type 302 to the type 500. It looks like a type 500 phone but the rear case is shorter in length. Cleaned and tested, ready to plug-in and use
Stock #1036, Price $40.00
click to enlarge OAK BELL BOX: Made by H.S.B. & Co., called a Rev-O-Noc. Has a 1600 ohm bell without a bias spring. Case size is 6 3/8"W x 5 3/8" deep and 6 1/4 inches high to top of bells. Cabinet is oak and not refinished. Bells are brass (dirty) and could be cleaned or painted black. Note: no room inside box for an induction coil to be added..
Stock #1037, Price $32.00
click to enlarge WESTERN ELECTRIC TYPE 6 DIALS: Western Electric rotary dials, Type #6. Have some in various states of condition. All have been tested for dialing pulse count of 1 to 10 on a digital phone tester. Inquire as to availability and prices.
Stock #1038, Price $ inquire
click to enlarge WESTERN ELECTRIC TYPE 5 DIALS: Western Electric rotary dials, Type #5. Have some in various states of condition. All have been tested for dialing pulse count of 1 to 10 on a digital phone tester. Inquire as to availability and prices. Also, for W.E. #4 clicky-clack dials, inquire.
Stock #1039, Price $ inquire
WOOD RINGER BOX: A unknown manufacturer ringer box. Made of oak, the case has been completely refinished. Has top mounted nickel bells and two nickel binding post on bottom. Size is 6 1/4" wide, 4 3/8" deep and 7 1/4" high to top of bells. Tested for ringing operation of bells. Can be used as a external ringer box, A 101A induction coil for use as a subset can be mounted in case but room is very tight, I can do it for an additional cost.
Stock #1040, Price $44.00
W.E. 684A EQV. SUBSET BOX: This is a subset box for use with most 1920/30's phone. It is a close copy to the bakelite Western Electric Model 684A. Uses a W.E. 302 base with a 101A induction coil, ringer bell and capacitors. Has a new reproduction cover. Requires a 4-conductor cord (optional) to use with your phone. Not for those that are not familiar with wiring old phone circuits. photo - inside view
Stock #1041, Price $51.50
WESTERN ELECTRIC SUBSET BOXES: Western Electric subset boxes, various models and types. All tested for operation of ringer bell. These boxes will work fine on any Western Electric telephone from the 1900's to 1940's such as candlestick phones, 102/202's, space savers - or just about any phone that required a subset. All require a 4-conductor cord from subset box to the telephone. Recommended for only those with some knowledge of wiring old phones. All #1042x boxes can be shipped by USPS Flat Rate box for $12.40 (or less if USPS Zones 2,3 or 4).
Stock #1042A to K , Price - see photos below
WESTERN ELECTRIC SUBSET BOX 634: A Western Electric subset box type 634, has a type B1A ringer bell and a W.E. 101A induction coil. Metal case will need to be repainted black as in fair condition. Requires a 4 conductor cord for connection from phone to ringer box. Comes with a basic wiring diagram.
Stock #1042A, Price $39.50
WESTERN ELECTRIC SUBSET BOX 634A: A Western Electric subset box type 634, has a type B1A ringer bell and a W.E. 101A induction coil. Metal case will need to be repainted black as in fair condition. Requires a 4 conductor cord for connection from phone to ringer box. Comes with a basic wiring diagram.
Stock #1042B, Price $ 39.50
WESTERN ELECTRIC SUBSET BOX 634A: A Western Electric subset box type 634A, has a 1400 ohm bell and a W.E. 101A induction coil. Black painted metal case is in fair+ condition with minor rust and paint splatter. Re-painting of metal case optional.
Stock #1042C, Price $40.00
WESTERN ELECTRIC 634 SUBSET BOX: A Western Electric subset box type 634, has a type B1A ringer bell and a W.E. 101A induction coil. Metal case will need to be repainted black as in fair condition. Requires a 4 conductor cord for connection from phone to ringer box. Comes with a basic wiring diagram.
Stock #1042D, Price $39.50
WESTERN ELECTRIC SUBSET BOX 634: A Western Electric subset box type 634, has a 1250 ohm ringer bell wit bias spring and a 101A induction coil. Black painted metal case is in good-- condition. Re-painting of metal case optional.
Stock #1042E, Price $41.00
WESTERN ELECTRIC SUBSET BOX 634: A Western Electric subset box type 634, has a 4300 ohm ringer bell with bias spring and a 101A induction coil. Two capacitors changed because they were very leaky. Black painted metal case is in good/+ condition. Re-painting of metal case optional.
Stock #1042F, Price $42.50
WESTERN ELECTRIC SUBSET BOXES: Western Electric metal subset boxes - I have about 5 more that have not been photographed yet. They are all in similiar conditions to the ones listed above. I also have one by Automatic ELectric Co.
Stock #1042G, Price $ Inquire
click to enlarge TELEPHONE TRANSMITTERS: Sometimes these bakelite bull-dog transmitters get broken. If you need one please inquire. Priced according to completeness and condition and brand name ( A.E. and W.E. mostly available).
Stock #1043, Price $10.00 to $20.00 range
click to enlarge W.E. Space Saver Phones: I just acquired these W.E. Space Saver phones form the 1930/40's. I will restore them as soon as time allows, inquire for an estimated completion date.
Stock #1044, Price $ Inquire
WESTERN ELECTRIC 43F SUBSET: A Western Electric Model 43F ringer box converted to a subset with a 101A induction coil added plus two capacitors. Wood case looks to be Walnut (unrestored). Size is 5 5/8" wide x 4 5/8" deep and 5 3/4" high to top of bells. Will require a 4-conductor cord from box to phone.
Stock #1045, Price $40.00
WESTERN ELECTRIC 302's: I bought over 50 of the W.E. type 302 phones with plastic cases, fresh from storage in a barn the last 50+ years. These were party line phones so the ringer will not ring. Complete phones are not for sale but if you need parts for 302's than please inquire as to what you need. The parts available include rotary dials (#5's or #6's), 101A induction coils, switch hooks, capacitors, and F1 handsets. Also have some plastic cases with split rear corners. Not sure if they are repairable or glueable with epoxy as I have never tried to do it.
Stock #1046, Price $ inquire
AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC: These are empty wood boxes from early Automatic Electric dial phones with "Mercedes' type dial. Aslo have a few empty ringer boxes.
Stock #1047, Price $ Inquire
WESTERN ELECTRIC K/D-21735 RINGER BOX A Western Electric ringer box with top mounted wood oak bells. This is a semi-scarce item. Size is 4 7/8" wide x 6" high to top of bells. Bell has been tested. Overall condition good++++.
Stock #1048, Price $95.00
AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC TYPE 50: I just acquired these A.E. model 50 wall phones from the 1930's. I will restore them as soon as time allows, inquire for estimated completion date.
Stock #1049, Price $ Inquire
DUKANE WALL INTERCOM?: A bakelite wall intercom type phone? Not restored, sold as found. No cracks or chips to bakelite case. Handset cord is poor.
Stock #1050, Price $23.75
Western Electric 302's: I just acquired these W.E. model 302 phones from the 1930-50's. These are the more desired metal base version. I will be sending them to the painter for powder coating. I will restore them as soon as time allows, inquire for an estimated completion date.
Stock #1051, Price $ Inquire
WOOD BOX SUBSET CONVERSION: An unknown type 37SD oak ringer box converted to use as a subset by the addition of a W.E. 101A induction coil and two capacitors. Requires a 4-conductor cord to wire from telephone to subset box. Has two painted black (brass) bells. Sizes is 6 1/2 wide, 5 5/8 deep and 5 5/8 inches high to top of bells. Has a new "Kellogg" decal added by previous owner of box.
Stock #1052, Price $48.00
WESTERN ELECTRIC 302 BASES ONLY: These W.E. 302 bases are great for making your own ringer box (subset) using the reproduction covers made by Ray Kotke in Michigan (inquire for his email address). Bases are sold less the ringer bell as they all contained party line ringers which will not ring properly. Regular working ringers available at additional cost - inquire. Bases will be dirty and will need cleaning and/or painting, photo is of an exceptional clean one (not for sale.) See item #1041 for the reproduction covers that I use, also see item #1046 for photo of where these bases came from (ie - broken 302 phone cases). Note: July 2017, sold out of the bases unless you just need the metal bottom plate less the induction coil and ringer bell.
Stock #1053, Price $ sold out
BRASS PANEL INTERCOMS: 1920's intercom panels of solid brass (very thick). I have made some dove-tailed oak boxes to mount them in. Nice decorator item. The one of left is shown in restored condition - it is the only one left to sell.Size is 5 wide and 8 inches high and about 3 1/4 inches deep. Has repro mouthpiece.
Stock #1054, Price $ Inquire (have 1, left side of photo)
STROMBERG CARLSON: An oval base, 1930's bakelite phone by Stromberg Carlson. In the process of being restored. Completion date is ... ??
Stock #1055, Price $ to be determined

We have other phones in not shown on web site. Inquire as to what you are looking for, may just have it.
We also have many toy phones from the 1920-40's plus some old phone parts, empty cabinets, etc.

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