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OldTelephoneShop's Phone Stories
« on: October 31, 2016, 01:08:38 PM »
Wall-mounted walnut Model 293 from the early 1900s. Of course, technically not a rotary phone... but gorgeous!
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Re: OldTelephoneShop's Phone Stories
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2016, 01:14:09 PM »
Uniphone with wooden ringer box.
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Re: OldTelephoneShop's Phone Stories
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2016, 01:21:50 PM »
Northern made their N293 wall sets with walnut.     The Uniphone manual set shown in your second post, went into general production in September 1935, and the subscriber set you have pictured with it, a Northern N1717 in hard maple, was first introduced in the early 1950's, and was initially made from walnut, but production switched to using hard maple shortly thereafter.

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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2016, 01:25:37 PM »
@Jeff: Thank you for the information! Always good to learn more.  Will adjust posts accordingly.

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Re: OldTelephoneShop's Phone Stories
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2016, 01:42:09 PM »
Galion desk phone made by North Electric, introduced in the 1940s to compete with the Western Electric 302.
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2016, 01:47:42 PM »
Model 202. Essence of elegance.

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Re: OldTelephoneShop's Phone Stories
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2016, 01:48:29 PM »
Galion desk phone made by Northern Electric, introduced in the 1940s to compete with the Western Electric 302.

That one is made by NORTH Electric of Galion, Ohio -- not NORTHERN Electric of Canada.
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Re: OldTelephoneShop's Phone Stories
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2016, 01:52:54 PM »
I was referring to "Oldtelephones" 2nd post.       He hadn't yet posted the North Electric set.

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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2016, 01:55:05 PM »
Two Automatic Electronic Model 40 Monophones - note the different finger wheels.

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Re: OldTelephoneShop's Phone Stories
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2016, 01:56:41 PM »
Great photos!

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« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2016, 01:59:25 PM »
That one is made by NORTH Electric of Galion, Ohio -- not NORTHERN Electric of Canada.

True! A Canadian-pride slip up ;)

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« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2016, 02:01:14 PM »
Great photos!

Thanks Kenton! Classic phones are so beautiful, they really speak for themselves.

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« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2016, 02:02:53 PM »
Model 302 - only have the classic black, for now...

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« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2016, 02:08:32 PM »
Beige/cream Model 500 from Northern Telecom.

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« Reply #14 on: October 31, 2016, 02:24:38 PM »
A personal favorite: teal/turquoise Model 500.