Antique Western Electric Telephone (88509)

Currency:USD Category:Western Americana Start Price:100.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 300.00 USD
Antique Western Electric Telephone  (88509)
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Western Electric wooden antique telephone (hand crank). Basically a wooden rectangular box that housed the necessary components with a receiver that hung on the exterior. These wall telephones were referred to as camera telephones (since they looked similar to a camera at the time), box telephones, and even coffin telephones. The first wall telephone was sold in 1879. 8" x 19" x 7.5". State: City: Date: cearly 1900's