Author Topic: WE202 with built in ringer  (Read 3526 times)

Offline RAW302

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Re: WE202 with built in ringer
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2013, 03:22:27 PM »
Can you believe it?  This item ended at $515.

Rachel
« Last Edit: October 03, 2013, 06:14:30 PM by RAW302 »
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Offline wds

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Re: WE202 with built in ringer
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2013, 05:05:46 PM »
Something sure doesn't look right about those bids.  The phone and handset looks like it has been repainted- can't imagine this phone is worth much more than $75.  The fingerwheel is interesting - looks like it's stainless steel.
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Re: WE202 with built in ringer
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2013, 07:39:23 PM »
For posterity, this is the seller description of the phone from the eBay listing:

"You are looking at a beautiful vintage 1937 western electric 202 rotary phone. I purchased this at a estate sale from a man who worked at a phone company. This phone is in excellent condition and has a mirror shine to it. Look at photos for full description. The dial turns smoothly with that old time clicking sound. This phone has a built in ringer and no ringer box is required. This is very rare to find. It has been tested and is guaranteed to work. Has a new wall phone cord added that works on any phone jack.Has a nice black felt bottom in excellent shape."

The bidding history is in the attached pdf file (10 bidders, 33 bids, sold for $515 on 10/1/13)
« Last Edit: October 03, 2013, 08:03:51 PM by TelePlay »

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: WE202 with built in ringer
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2013, 03:26:03 PM »
 On top of everything else wrong with this phone the handset cord appears to be a line cord.
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Offline JohnInWI

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Re: WE202 with built in ringer
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2013, 03:56:33 PM »
The dial doesn't look like a Western Electric, and it probably has an electronic warbler and one of the compact Automatic Electric networks in it as well.