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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 UNKNOWN RINGER BOX (SUBSET) An unknown oak-cased ringer box converted for use as a subset by the addition of W.E. 101A induction coil and two capacitors. Will require a four conductor cord from box to phone. Wiring knowledge of phone wiring required, comes with a basic diagram. Can be used with just about any old phone that required a subset. Unrestored, can be refinished if desired. Nickel bells in above average condition. Bell has bias spring.
Stock #1058, Price $ SOLD
click to enlarge W.E. 334 BELL BOX: An W.E. metal case with a W.E.1.4K ohm ringer bell added (has bias spring). Can be made into a subset by easily mounting a W.E. 101A induction coil on the homemade wood back board (optional). Bell tested for ringing. Size is 5 7/8" wide x 8 1/2" to top of black bells.
Stock #1059, Price $ sold
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 ANNUNCIATOR: An annuciator box made by ELECTRIC SUPPLY Co. of Youngstown, Ohio. Has 6 indictors for servant ringer use. This item has been completely restored. It is sold for decorator useage only (old parts still inside for the purist that may want to get it working). Size is 6 3/4" wide, 13 3/8" high and 3 3/8" deep. photo - another view
Stock #1061, Price $ SOLD
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 STROMBERG-CARLSON SUBSET #1131: A S-C subset box with a W.E. 101A induction coil added. Bell is 1K ohm with bias spring. Requires a 4-conductor cord form subset to phone. Wiring knowledge of phone circuits recommended. Comes with a basic phone circuit. Photo shows box laying on its side. Two bells mount vertical on top.
Stock #1063, Price $ SOLD
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 $38.00
click to enlarge TOUCH TONE CONVERSION: An original 1920's oak ringer box converted with a W.E. touch tone phone circuitry. This phone gives the best of two worlds - looks old but works with todays touch-tone services (land lines).
Stock #1065, Price $175.00
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. TYPE 592A RINGER: A Western Electric Type 592A ringer bell. Could stand to be repainted if you desire so. Useful for when you want a loud external bell to ring. Not for outdoor use as not waterproof.
#1068, Price $ SOLD
click to enlarge AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC BRAIDED CORD: This is a braided cord of 5 feet long and 3 conductors. It will not stretch as the A.E. Extensicords do. Unknown if this cord is used or new, in very good condition. Color is tan.
#1069, Price $ sold
click to enlarge W.E. 685 SUBSET BOX: A Western Electric type 685 subset box. Black plastic case. 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. Wiring knowledge required, comes with basic diagram. Size is 5 1/2 wide, 6 1/2 deep and 2 5/8 inches high.
#1070, Price $ sold
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 WESTERN ELECTRIC 202: An Western Electric Model 202 oval base phone from the 1920/30's. Has very good original paint, just very minor wear on pearch ears. Has very good original cloth covered handset cord. Base felt is also original. Has a tested W.E. #5 dial. Phone has been cleaned and all electrical and mechanical parts tested. Needs a subset box and subset cord to make into a functional phone. (Subset box is an option)
#1072, Price $ sold
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 AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC #?: Appears to be some type of intercom phone. Has the early spit-cup type handset in good condition with painted brass bands. Sold as found, it has not been restored.
#1074, Price $ sold
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 $78.50
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 wall. Requires a subset to make this a functional phone. Knowledge of wiring old phones recommended.
#1076, Price $72.50
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 WESTERN ELECTRIC 202: An Western Electric Model 202 oval base phone from the 1920/30's. Has very good original paint, just very minor wear on pearch ears. Has a new cloth covered curly handset cord. Base felt is also original. Has a tested W.E. #5 dial. Phone has been cleaned and all electrical and mechanical parts tested. Needs a subset box and subset cord to make into a functional phone. (Subset box is an option).
#1078, Price $ SOLD
click to enlarge SAMSON JR. INTERCOM: A small intercom made by Samson Co. Sold only for decorator useage. Has a new reproduction receiver and mouthpiece. Oak wood is in original condition, Size is 5" wide and 5 3/4" high.
#1079, Price $ SOLD
click to enlarge WESTERN ELECTRIC SPACE SAVER: A non-dial W.E. space saver in super condition, looks to have never been used. Comes with the hard to find mounting bracket.
#1080, Price $ sold
click to enlarge NORTH ELECTRIC KEYPAD: A touch-tone keypad by North Electric of Canada. Same as a Western Electric type. It is the uncommon 10 button version. It is new in the box.
#1081, Price $ SOLD
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 $ sold
click to enlarge WESTERN ELECTRIC 302: A 1950's Western Electric 302 rotary phone. This is the plstic version (not metal case). Overall in very good condition considering that most have cracks or bad scratches in them. Handset has a brown cloth covered cord. Tested for operation and ready to use.
#1083, Price $ SOLD
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 W.E. SPACE SAVER: A Western Electric Model 43A space saver phone in unrestored condition. For those that have knowledge to restore, paint and wire to a subset box. Dial head has a tiltable angle. Needs new handset cord. The 5H dial turns freely but numbers worn off (new overlay available). Has a F1 handset (dirty). Does not have the mounting 'L' bracket. Requires a subset box to operate properly.
#1086, Price $ sold
click to enlarge WESTERN ELECTRIC 2AB DIAL: A Western Electric type 2AB "clicky clack" rotary dial. This is one of the first W.E. dials made. A nice item for someone that wishes to restore an early phone with the correct dial type. Dial plate has scratches and the #1 digit is worn. Has been tested for proper pulse count of 1 to 10 on a digital phone tester..
#1087, Price $ sold
click to enlarge KELLOGG HANDSETS: Two new-old-stock Kellogg telephone receivers, most likely from cradle phones of the 1940's?. They have the transmitter and receiver elements in them but no cord.
#1088, Price $ SOLD
click to enlarge W.E. SPACE SAVER: A Western Electric type 41A dial type 'Space Saver' phone. Completely restored and all parts professionally black powered-coated. Since photo was taken I have added a small subset box and W.E. F1 handset with a very good brown cloth-covered curly cord. Ready to plug in and use.
#1089, Price $ sold
click to enlarge ITT TYPE 500: An ITT Model 500 rotary phone in brown color. In excellent condition. Tested for operation. A good second phone for the work shop or basement.
#1090, Price $30.00
click to enlarge SUBSET BOX: An old Kellogg ringer box made into a subset. Oak finish will need to be refinished as some paint on it. Contains a 3000 ohm bell (working) and two modern capacitors and a W.E. 101A induction coil. Size is 6 3/4, 9 1/4" to top of bells and 4" depth. Ready to use with any phone requiring a subset (you will need a 4 conductor cord from phone to subset box.
#1091, Price $44.50
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 SUBSET BOX: An ITT 139-PBA ringer box converted to a subset box. Wired with a W.E. 101A induction coil and W.E. double gong bell. Made out of beige plastic, it is only 5 1/4 inches square. Can be easily painted black if desired. Will work with any W.E. phone requiring a subset. It will need a 4 conductor cord from phone to the subset box and a modular wall cord.
#1093, Price $ sold
click to enlarge SUBSET BOX: An unknown subset box, made of black bakelite in very good condition. Wired with a W.E. 101A induction coil, B1A ringer bell and 2 modern capacitors. Size is 5 3/4" x 8" x 2 1/2". Can be used with any Western Electric phone requiring a subset box. Needs a 4 conductor cord from phone to subset box.
#1094, Price $ SOLD
click to enlarge TELEPHONE HANGING TYPE RECEIVERS: These are the old hanging type receivers as used on early cnadlestick and wood wall phones. Left in photo is a Weestern Electric, the other four are Stromberg Carlson's. Any type may be used on any phone that requires this type of receiver. They are in various states of condition cosmetically, all test for working condition. Inquire as to price.
#1095, Price $ all sold
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 $195.00
click to enlarge AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC SUBSET: An Automatic Electric type L-1500-ASL subset box, made of black bakelite material. Condition is excellent, has a S/L ringer bell and a type D282155A induction coil. Induction coil is the same type as used in a 1930's A.E. phone type 34. Will require the necessary cables to wire to a telephone.
#1097, Price $ sold
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 OAK PHONE BOX: An old phone box (oak wood) that I have added an A.E. ringer bell to it. The Kellogg decal is a repro but I think it is really a Kellogg box. With the additional of an W.E. 101A induction coil ($5.00 extra) you can make it into a subset for use with any 1920/30's type phone. photo inside view
#1099, Price $43.50
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 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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