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AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC MODEL 40: Work horse of the 1930/40's this phone has brass-banded handset collars and brass finger wheel. Has black cloth base pad. Wired and ready to use. Has a hairline crack on front by the finger stop (near dial), really not that bad or noticeable.
Stock #1026, Price $ sold
KELLOGG WALL PHONE: A very art-deco looking wall phone by Kellogg Co. Guess age at 1930/40's? Made of black bakelite, no cracks or chips, only flaw is two of the bottom vent slats are missing (one on each side). As it is balanced out it is hardly noticeable, especially when hung on the wall. Photo of bottom area photo bottom view.Wired with a W.E. #4 dial and W.E. double gong ringer. Tested and ready to plug in and use.
Stock #1027, Price Sold
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 WESTERN ELECTRIC 43A: A Western Electric type 43A Space Saver phone. Unrestored but has good+ original paint. Has a brown cloth-covered handset cord. Requires a subset box to make this phone function properly. Rotary dial turns freely. Comes with original wall mounting "L" bracket.
Stock #1029, Price $ sold
click to enlarge STROMBERG CARLSON SUBSET #1561AH: A Model 1561 ringer box by Stromberg Carlson (converted to a subset). Made of black bakelite, this item is new-old-stock. A Western Electric 101A induction coil has been added. Can be used with just about any telephone requiring a subset. Requires a 4-conductor cord from box to phone. Size is 5 1/2" wide x 6 1/8" high.
Stock #1030, Price $ sold
click to enlarge WESTERN ELECTRIC 295d SUBSET: A W.E. oak wood subset box with top mounted ringer bells with nickel finish (good+). Bell is 1400 ohm (w/bias spring) and has a 101A induction coil added. Wood is oak and has not refinished. SIze is 6 3/8 wide, 9 1/8" tall and 4" deep.
Stock #1032, Price $ sold
click to enlarge WOOD SUBSET CONVERSION: Au unknown model of ringer box, a W.E. 101A induction coil has been added and two capacitors. Ringer bell is 1000 ohm and unbiased. Case is oak and looks to have been stripped sometime in the past. Will need to be stained and finish applied. Can be used with any phone requiring a subset. Will need a 4-conductor cord from box to phone. Size is 6 1/2" wide x 9" high x 4 1/4" deep.
Stock #1033, Price $ SOLD
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 20B: A W.E. Type 20B candlestick from the turn of the century. Phone has been completely and professionally re-nickeled. Features new cloth-covered cords in green color. Wired to an oak ringer box. Transmitter element changed to a T1 type for better sound and circuit ground isolation. I keep the original for the purist if wanted. Ready to plug-in and use as an extension phone (non-dial type of phone.)
Stock #1036, Price $ sold
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 $40.00
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. Type #4 clicky-clack dials, inquire.
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.
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 BOX 634BA: A Western Electric subset box type 634BA, has a B1A ringer bell and a 101A induction coil and two modern capacitors. Black painted metal case is in average good condition. Re-painting of metal case optional.
Stock #1042G, Price $ sold
WESTERN ELECTRIC SUBSET BOX 634A: A Western Electric subset box type 634A, has a 1400 ohm ringer bell and a 101A induction coil. Metal case is in average good/+ condition. Re-painting of metal case optional.
Stock #1042H, Price $ sold
WESTERN ELECTRIC SUBSET BOX 634: A Western Electric subset box type 634, has a 1400 ohm ringer bell and a W.E. 101A induction coil. Black painted metal case in good condition with some white paint on top/bottom edge. Re-painting of metal case optional.
Stock #1042I, Price $ sold
WESTERN ELECTRIC SUBSET BOX 634AT: A Western Electric subset box type 634AT, has a 1400 ohm ringer bell (has a broken armature rod where bias spring attached to. Still fine for a non-dial candlestick phone, or if used with a dial phone you may get "bell tapping." Missing induction coil. I can provide a 101A induction coil and two modern capacitors to mount inside for $7.50 extra (optional). Black painted metal case needs repainted.
Stock #1042K, Price $ sold
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 $49.50
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 PHONE: 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 $28.75
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 seening 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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