This VERY NICE ANTIQUE WESTERN ELECTRIC OAK TYPE 240 2 BOX WALL TELEPHONE is over 100 years old. It has patent dates of Mar 3, 1891, Jul 1, 1893, Jul 17, 1894 stamped on the left side of the top box. It is stamped WESTERN ELECTRIC, COMPANY, CHICAGO - NEW YORK on the door.
These were used for many years on local battery lines. It has a magneto for ringing the operator on the American Bell Telephone Company's lines. It also has a very nice Western Electric outside terminal receiver and a key for the top box. And yes, the bells ring when cranking the magneto handle. It will look good in your collection or decor.It has all the parts and wiring diagram. Please see all the pictures for it's nice condition. Check my other items for sale for more telephone related items. This is a nice old telephone! I also do not charge for packing materials.
I have been collecting and restoring phones for almost 40 years. TELEPHONE COLLECTING AND RESTORATION IS A WONDERFUL HOBBY THAT I HAVE ENJOYED FOR OVER FORTY YEARS!
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TELEPHONE COLLECTING YOU CAN GO TO THE ANTIQUE TELEPHONE COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION WEBSITE. The item "VERY NICE ANTIQUE WESTERN ELECTRIC OAK TYPE 240 TWO BOX WALL TELEPHONE, phone" is in sale since Thursday, December 12, 2019.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Telephones\Pre-1940". The seller is "andrewsjwa" and is located in Monument, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.