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RINGER BOX: A unknown oak-cased ringer box. For use as a ringer bell only. As an option a W.E. 101A induction coil can be installed. I will have to remove two binding post on bottom of case (not seen in photo). Cost - Inquire for that option. Has two nickel bells in above average condition. Size of cabinet case is 5 1/2W x 7 7/8H x 4 7/8" deep.
Stock #1056, Price $39.00
click to enlarge TOY INTERCOMS For those that collect vintage toy intercoms here is a a set in original box. Made by S.B. Mfg. Corp. of Brooklyn, NY. I guess the age at 1930/40's. Box is in above average condition, size of box is 14 1/2 x 6 1/4 and 1 7/8" high. Box contains two black metal wall type intercoms in very good condition (no rust), These are most likely meant as a toy.
Stock #1057, Price $63.00
click to enlarge WESTERN ELECTRIC 410A 2-LINES A Western Electric two line phone, believed to be a model 410A. Has the same looks as a W.E. 302 but has a left front mounted switch for line transfer. The phone case is plastic so it will have the normal scuffs and scratches (mostly on the back rear). Phone has been tested for one line and is wired to a modular cord. Ready to plug in and use on a land line phone circuit only.
Stock #1058, Price $40.00
click to enlarge UNKNOWN PHONE: A round base phone (perhaps Automatic Electric?) that is in working condition. Someone has added a network in the base to make it functional. It has no dial, receive and talk only. Base was repainted (not by me) and new felt added to base. An external bell may be added if desired. Handset is the old spit-cup type and wired to a black cloth cord. Ready to plug in and use.
Stock #1059, Price $52.50
click to enlarge EXTERNAL RINGER: An indoor/outdoor external bell for use where you wnat to hear a louder bell. Made by Radio Shack. Has two large 4 inch bells. Requires two wires to be tied into phone line or use a modular cord connected to a modular jack. Meant to be hung on a wall. Tested for operation.
Stock #1060, Price $24.50 (one on left in photo sold)
EARLY WOOD INTERCOM: Label says "Bi-Une" Automatic Telephone Co., Boston. A restoration project for those that collect the old wall intercoms. This one was painted white but I have stripped a portion of it to see that the wood is nice oak. The trim parts are nickeled and pretty much in good shape being protected by the white paint. Missing the mouthpiece and hanging receiver. Also missing one of the label holders in lower left area by pushbuttons. Size is 6 3/8" wide, 10 3/4" tall and 3 1/4" high (not counting the bells).
Stock #1061, Price $25.00
click to enlarge ITT TRENDLINE: A ITT Trendline touch-tone phone in almond color. It is new in the box from 1984. Has a real bell, although they are not terribly loud. Tested for operation. Also have same phone in Cocoa Brown available.
Stock #1062, Price $30.75 (almond is sold)
click to enlarge EDWARD INTERCOMS: Two intercoms by Edward Company. The are sold as found and unrestored. They have bakelite bottoms and metal top portion. Both use the watch case type receivers. Sold mainly for use as a decorator item. The master unit has some chips to some of the push buttons, hard to see unless you look close at them. They are 5 1/2" wide and 9 1/8" high x 2 7/8" thick.
Stock #1063, Price $36.50 for both
AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC EXTINSICORD: This is a new-old-stock A.E. Extensicord of two foot length, will stretch to almost 4 feet. Used on A.E. Model 40 phones and a few other models. Looks striking when used on a Model 40 with nickel handset bands and nickel finger wheel.
Stock #1064, Price $33.00
click to enlarge TOUCH TONE CONVERSION: An original 1920's oak ringer box converted with a W.E. touch tone phone circuitry. Wood box has been refinish and is oak wood. This phone gives the best of two worlds - looks old but works with todays touch-tone services (land lines only).
Stock #1065, Price $145.00
WESTERN ELECTRIC SPACE SAVERS: Four Western Electric Space Savers of the non-dial type. All four in unrestored, as found, condition. They need a ringer box for proper operation but simple wiring of receiver and transmitter in series works fairly well. Some with G1 or F1 handsets. Do not have mounting brackets, easy to make your own "L" bracket.
Stock #1066, Price $22.50 each
STROMBERG-CARLSON SPACE SAVERS: Similiar to above W.E. space savers, these are made by Stromberg Carlson, Type TW-31. Both are non-dial types, come with mounting brackets. Sold unrestored as found.
Stock #1067, Price $28.50 each
click to enlarge W.E. 592A RINGER BELL: A Western Electric Type 592A ringer bell. Photo color wrong - it is a gray body with brass bells, condition very good. Useful for when you want a loud external bell to ring. Has a short modular cord on it. Not for outdoor use as not waterproof.
#1068, Price $23.50
click to enlarge OAK WOOD INTERCOM: Oak case has been refinished, has brass bells and a watch case hanging receiver. Hangs on wall vertically, sold as a display or decorator item. Size is 6 3/4" wide and 10 1/8" high.
#1069, Price $ 50.00
click to enlarge W.E. 685 SUBSET BOX: A Western Electric type 685 subset box. Black plastic case has been repainted. Contains a W.E. 101A network and a double gong bell. Will work with any old phone requiring a subset, The small size is great for a W.E. space saver type phone or even W.E. 101/202's. Requires a four (4) conductor cord from subset to the phone as well as a modular cable from subset box to wall jack.. Wiring knowledge required, comes with a basic wiring diagram. For use on land-line phone circuits only. Size is 5 1/2 wide, 6 1/2 deep and 2 5/8 inches high. Have 3 in stock.
#1070, Price $ 40.00
click to enlarge WOOD BOX TELEPHONE CONVERSION: I have taken an old Kellogg ringer box and converted it into a working wall phone using Western Electric phone parts. The wood box is oak wood and has been refinished. Ready to hang on your wall and use.
#1071, Price $ Inquire
click to enlarge RETRO INTERCOM PHONE: An old 1930's Leich phone mounted on top of an old wood 1940's Excutone wood intercom base. This is a working phone, the bottom wood portion is stricly for looks and is non-functionable. The phone is much better looking then photo shows. The wood base has been completely refinished.Really a nice looking piece for use in a period style office. The phone is black bakelite, has a new curly cord, handset is the old spit-cup type. Wired and ready to plug into a modular outlet (land based phone lines only.) Note: phone is permanently attached to wood intercom base, not moveable.
#1072, Price $148.00
click to enlarge ITT EXTERNAL BELL - 75BA: An external bell for indoor or outdoor use. Size is 9 3/4W, has 4 inch metal gong bells. Has bracket to hang on wall. Tested good.
#1073, Price $30.00
click to enlarge TOUCH TONE CONVERSION: An original 1920's walnut ringer box converted with a W.E. touch tone phone circuitry. Wood box has been refinish and looks to be Walnut wood. This phone gives the best of two worlds - looks old but works with todays touch-tone services. Top bells are the old type and do ring nicely. (this phone - land line use only)
#1074, Price $168.00
click to enlarge WESTERN ELECTRIC 43A SPACE SAVER: A unrestored W.E. type 43A space saver phone. Has a good black curly cord, chrome switch hook, a #5 W.E. dial and a W.E. type F1 handset. Comes with mounting "L" bracket. Re-painting is optional. Requires a subset to make this a functional phone. Knowledge of wiring old phones recommended.
#1075, Price $53.00
click to enlarge WESTERN ELECTRIC 43A SPACE SAVER: A unrestored W.E. type 43A space saver phone. Has a very good brown cloth cord, a black switch hook, a #6 W.E. dial and type F1 handset. Re-painting is optional. Needs a "L" bracket made to hang on the wall. Requires a subset to make this a functional phone. Knowledge of wiring old phones recommended.
#1076, Price $49.00
click to enlarge W.E. TRIMLINE: A Western Electric Trimline in red color. Has rotary dial. New coiled handset cord. Tested for operation.
#1077, Price $25.00
click to enlarge STROMBERG CARLSON SPACE SAVER: An old Stromberg Carlson space saver phone from the 1940/50's, I think it is a model #1232. Metal case is in very good original condition. Receiver is plastic and has some scuffs and other small imperfections. This phone has an internal induction coil to make it sound correctly, however this is no bell inside. If desired, there are about 4 types of external ringers listed on this web site. This phone is wired to a 7 foot modular cord and ready to use. Note: Original S-C rotary dial was bad so I put in a more reliable Western Electric type #5 dial. Comes with a S-C mounting bracket, not shown in photo.
#1078, Price $78.50
click to enlarge SUBSET CONVERSION: A ringer box converted into a subset by the addition of a Western Electric 101A induction coil and two capacitors. Size is 6 1/4" wide, 6 7/8" deep and 5 3/8" high. The Western Electric decal was added sometime in the past as it is a Northern Electric type N43-AB box. Has two black painted brass bells. Wood box looks like Maple(?) and has NOT been refinished. It is still in good++++ condition. You can use this subset with just about any telephone, you will need a 4-conductor cable from phone to subset box and knowledge to wire it to your phone, basic diagram provided
#1079, Price $49.50
click to enlarge A.E. SCISSORS GATE: A Automatic Electric (?) scissors gate for use with a phone such as an A.E. 40 or a W.E 302 type cradle phone. I do not have the wall bracket, you can make your own by using a 1/2" diameter steel rod and clamping it to a wall. In very good condition. Note: Phoneco Inc. has a reproduction wall bracket available.
#1080, Price $49.50
click to enlarge WESTERN ELECTRIC SCISSORS GATE: A Western Electric Type 47C scissors gate for use with a candlestick type telephone. Comes with the wall bracket which is almost always missing. Could stand a new paint job.
#1081, Price $88.00
click to enlarge SMALL SUBSET BOX: An Automatic Electric plastic box, repainted black, I have added a Western Electric 101A induction coil and a W.E. 302 type ringer bell. Will work with just about any phone that requires a subset. Will require a 4 conductor cord to phone. Basic circuit provided although not for those not familair with phone circuits. Size is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 2 inches high. Nice small size for your phone project. photo inside view
#1082, Price $36.50
click to enlarge GTE RINGER BOX: A GTE L-1513 creme colored ringer box with a S/L ringer. Tested for operation, will require a modular cord if desired - $0.40 per foot. For use where a phone does not have a ringer bell or for use as an extension ringer. This is not a subset box. Modular 2 to 1 line adapter available also.
#1083, Price $21.00
click to enlarge MICKEY MOUSE PHONE: A Western Electric Model 202569 character phone. It great condition (these are normally found broken in some way.) Tested for operation. Too fragile to ship, local pick-up only (Cleveland, Ohio)
#1084, Price $43.50
click to enlarge WESTERN ELECTRIC: A Western Electric Model 2500MMG touch tone phone, 12 button type. It is sun faded so has good use for a work shop or garage phone. Red lamp on front is non-functional. Tested and ready to use.
#1085, Price $24.00
click to enlarge AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC SUBSET: An Automatic Electric type SL550-AO subset box. Made of black bakelite, has a chip on lower bottom left corner as seen in photo. Has a S/L ringer and a D282155 Induction coil. For use with A.E. phones or even W.E. phones if you have the required wiring knowledge. Bell tested for operation. Size 5 1/2 x 7 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches high.
#1086, Price $45.00
click to enlarge AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC SUBSET: An Automatic Electric type (# ?) subset box. Made of black bakelite, it appears to be N.O.S. Has a S/L ringer and a D282155 Induction coil. For use with A.E. phones or even W.E. phones if you have the required wiring knowledge. Bell tested for operation. Size 5 1/2 x 7 1/8 x 2 5/8 inches high
#1087, Price $59.50
click to enlarge NORTHERN TELECOM TEST SET: Linemen's test set, it is new-in-box. Will make a nice display piece for those that collect these types of items. I have two in stock
#1088, Price $24.00 each
click to enlarge EXTERNAL RINGER by AT&T: A new-in-the-box AT&T ringer for external use where you need a louder bell to signify an incoming call. Gray plastic case with gray painted bells (brass bells). Comes with a 18" modular cord, longer is available if needed at $0.40 per foot. Two line adpater also available.
#1089, Price $32.00
click to enlarge SMALL INTERCOM: A Couch Co. intercom that hangs on the wall. Unrestored, sold for decorator useage or whatever. Has a good hanging receiver that alone is almost worth the price asked for the whole unit. Mouthpiece has a tiny chip on rim. Box is black metal and 4" wide amd 6 5/8" tall. Receiver cord not in the best shape.
#1090, Price $28.75
click to enlarge NORTHERN ELECTRIC RINGER BOX: A Northern Electric type N43-AB walnut or maple wood box with a Automatic Electic S/L ringer added. Has the large 3" brass bells. No room inside box to add an induction coil, so for use as an ringer bell only. Comes with a 2 foot modular cord.
#1091, Price $42.50
click to enlarge ITT WALL PHONE: An ITT Model PC2354 Trendline wall phone, unused from 1986. This is a rotary dial type phone, it hangs on the wall and requires a wall mounting plate (available). Color is Almond/Ash. Tested and ready to use.
#1092, Price $30.00
click to enlarge METAL INTERCOMS: Two toy metal intercoms by Connecticut Telephone Co. They are a light brown color and have some paint splatter on them and bells have some surface rust. They are each 4 7/8" square.
#1093, Price $20.00 for both
click to enlarge SUBSET BOX CONVERSION: An old Stromberg Carlson ringer box that I have added a W.E. 101A induction coil and A.E. ringer bell to make a subset box. Requires a 4-conductor cable to phone. Basic wiring diagram provided. Nice small size for W.E. space saver type phone. Case is black metal with paint flecks on it. Size is 4 7/8" wide x 7 1/4 x 2 5/8" high.
#1094, Price $34.50
click to enlarge TELEPHONE HANGING TYPE RECEIVERS: These are the old hanging type receivers as used on early candlestick and wood wall phones. Any type may be used on any phone that requires this type of receiver. They are in various states of condition cosmetically, all tested for working condition. The 6th receiver has some browning to case due to sunlight ? Inquire as to price state which one in photo you desire. The 1st three are all basically the same visual style and looks to them. All can have brown or black cloth covered cords added as an option.
#1095, Price $ Inquire
click to enlarge AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC 40: A Automatic Electric type 40 telephone, first introduced in 1936. This phone has the deco looking nickeled receiver bands and finger wheel. Case is made of black bakelite material, very nice condition. Has a new curly receiver cord and wired to a 6 foot modular cord, ready to plug in and use.
#1096, Price $159.50
click to enlarge WESTERN ELECTRIC SPEAKERPHONE: A Western Electric type 107B Speaker Phone, new-in-box. Requires a power cube (available) and wiring of wires into the type W.E. 500 phone.
#1097, Price $22.50
click to enlarge AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC RINGER BOX: An A.E. small plastic ringer box for use as an extension bell or where a phone may not have an internal ringer bell. Ringer was a 33 cycle type and has been modified to work on today's 20 cycle ringer frequency. Has a hole on side of case which has been covered with a hole plug.
#1098, Price $ SOLD
click to enlarge W.E. SUBSET BOX: A wood box by Western ELectric, type 501B. Contains an induction coil and does NOT have a bell ringer. Used with W.E. type 1120B railroad candlestick telephone. Wood is oak and 5 1/2" wide x 6 1/2".
#1099, Price $23.00
click to enlarge MODERN 1960/70's PHONE: I have perhaps 40 to 50 modern phones by Western Electric, Automatic Electric and others. Some are rotary dial, some push-button, some in various colors but mostly black. Prefer to sell all as one complete lot but if you need something special let me know.
#10100, Price $ Inquire
click to enlarge OLD INDUCTION COILS: I have many induction coils for the older phones. Shown in photo are a sample of what I have. Inquire for any specific type(s) you are looking for. Note: The Western Electric type 101A coils are in short supply, inquire.
#10101, Price $ Inquire
click to enlarge WOOD PHONE CABINETS: Havy many wood magneto boxes, bell boxes, etc, etc. I have more than what is shown in photo. If in Northern Ohio area call to visit.
#10102, Price $ Inquire
click to enlarge BATTERY HOLDERS: Western Electric battery holders. Designed to hold 3 of the large 1 1/2 volt batteries.Made of metal, 9 3/4" wide and 7 3/8" tall.
#10103, Price $17.50 each
click to enlarge WESTERN ELECTRIC 354: A Western Electric Model 354 wall phone, case is black plastic. In exceptionally nice condition for a plastic cased W.E. phone, just a few minor scuffs. Has been cleaned and tested for working operation. Has the original brown cloth handset cord, a new modular cord has been added so it is ready to plug-in and use. Meant to hang on a wall in vertical position. State length of wall cord needed for your installation.
#10104, Price $ sold
click to enlarge WESTERN ELECTRIC 500: A Western Electric type 500 from the 1960/70's in red color. A good phone for use in workshop or as a 2nd phone. Has a break in the plastic by bottom back area of phone, not really seen unless you are looking at the back of phone. Cleaned and tested for working condition, ready to plug in and use..
#10105, Price $25.00
click to enlarge AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC: An Automatic Electric metal wall phone from the 1930's I believe. Not restored but has been tested and is in working condition, just needs a modualr cord to make it work (optional). Size is 7 1/8" wide, 9 1/2" high and 4 3/4" deep. It is missing the dial number card holder. Good phone for the work shop or other location in vintage home.
#10106, Price $ sold
click to enlarge WESTERN ELECTRIC JACK BOX: A Western Electric type 386F jack box. Made of oak wood, it is 7 3/8" wide, 6 5/16" deep and. 2 3/4" high. Has 6 switchboard type jacks and 1 male plug. Useage is unknown. It very good condition.
#10107, Price $ sold
click to enlarge CLOTH COVERED CORDS: These are new-old-stock cloth covered 3 conductor cords, inner conductors are tinsel wire. Each cord is 15 foot long. Can be cut to give 4 (four) - 3 3/4 foot long handset cords for a total of 12 cords total.
#10108, Price $ sold out

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