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Offline Sargeguy

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Western Electric TYPE 296 compact wall phone
« on: May 05, 2014, 12:09:39 AM »
The 296 is an uncommon WE wood wall phone.  It is basically a 297 with a transmitter and receiver attached.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191152224247

The wiring looks a little fishy on the door, as if it was rewired for a later transmitter.  I would expect to see straps, not wires.  The condenser and the key escutcheon are also later.  Otherwise it looks fairly intact for a phone you don't see very often.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2014, 07:33:03 AM by Sargeguy »
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