WALL PHONES

Hal Belden, 3090 S. Bascom Ave,
San Jose, CA 95124
408-377-5864 wk,
650-678-9025 cell,
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20's Western Electric 553 wall phone, #4 dial, 143 receiver, powder coat re-finish on shell, modular brown cloth covered cords. This is a SIDE TONE set, that is to say it is NOT wired to eliminate noise from the transmitter and dial. (this is the original wiring). These phones used the same metal casing as used on the 534 subset (ringer box). Western Electric liked to get the maximum use out of their parts. These are hard to find with all original components. Most have been updated like the 653a below.

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Late 30's Western Electric 653a wall phone, #5 dial, bulldog trans, 706a receiver, new powder coat finish, modular brown cloth covered cords. These phones used the same metal casing as used on the 634 subset (ringer box). Western Electric liked to get the maximum use out of their parts. These phones were used well into the 60's. Just look in Sheriff Andy Taylor's kitchen (in the black and white episodes)! Another coming. Sold
40's/50's Western Electric 354 wall phone, #6 dial, F1 handset, modular cord. These phones were the wall mount equivalent of the 302 table top cradle phone but are 10 times rarer. Sold

Ivory 50's Western Electric 354 wall phone, #6 dial, F1 handset, modular cord. These phones were the wall mount equivalent of the 302 table top cradle phone but are 10 times rarer. The Ivory even rarer. Works great and should be good for another 50 years of full time service. Ivory colored cloth covered receiver cord and cream line cord. Slight dicoloration on small area of handset cord. Since the photo was taken, fingerwheel was changed to brass.

$275.00
30's/40's Automatic Electric wall phone, #24 dial, modular cord. These phones were the wall mount equivalent of the type 21 candlestick phone. New network, good original finish. Sold
1940's Automatic Electric AE50 "tombstone" wall phone. Chrome bands on handset and finger wheel on dial, black body. Excellent condition. Metal banded handsets are getting very difficult to find.

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1918 Automatic Electric compact dial wall phone. Original black finish and nickel, marked 3" trans and marked, nickel "mercedes"dial. Black bells. Has original electronics. This model was made from approximately 1910-12 and into the early 20's and first came with a sunburst dial, then the "mercedes dial" and finally the #23 dial. I have found rebuilt versions with the #24 dial. This is a collector phone which has not been tested to work. I can install a modern (internal and invisible) network if you want it to be a fully functioning phone ($50.00). Sold
C. 1950 Kellogg "Red Bar" wall phone, so called because the plunger was a red plastic bar. Used the same components as the desk version. $175.00
C. 1950 Kellogg "Red Bar" wall phone, so called because the plunger was a red plastic bar. Used the same components as the desk version. This is the very rare deep, chocolate brown color, an extremely attractive set. Chrome AE24 dial. Sold
Mid 40's/50's Western Electric 211 "Spacesaver" wall or deskmount phone, #6 dial, F1 handset, modular cord, mounting bracket, 685 subset , wired as original. Handset can be adjusted to face front or either side. New powder-coat finish, Black subset, otherwise identical to the one shown. These are VERY rarely found correctly wired to the correct Western Electric subset (ringerbox), and VERY rarely found in full operating condition. Sold
1934 Western Electric C1 or 101 "space saver"
telephone with E1 handset and #4 dial. These were designed to go on a wall or on the side of a desk. This one has a very good all original finish, completely original inside with original wiring harness, original angled mounting bracket and an early original number card. Correct 634 subset .
New, brown cloth covered cords.
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