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Western Electric "San Francisco" Potbelly

Started by Sargeguy, April 05, 2013, 08:45:39 PM

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A novice seller from Ohio has offered what appears to be one of the most collectable Western Electric telephones ever made, the "San Francisco" potbelly.

The item in question appears to have been in the process of being restored.  It has newer nickel plating and a later cup and transmitter.  The switch spring is also missing.  All the important parts are there, however, and the missing long pole receiver and early W.E. can be easily replaced (although it won't be cheap).  The owner deals in old clocks and says she bought this in a box of stuff at an estate sale.   
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
TCI /ATCA #4409


Stumbled across this old thread and found the original eBay listing from 2013.
Unfortunately images no longer available but screenshot of listing below to show 2013 selling price.
A collector of  'Monochrome Phones with Sepia Tones'   ...and a Duck!
Vintage Phones - 10% man made, 90% Tribble