Author Topic: Western Electric case to hold.... what?  (Read 331 times)

Offline TaylorStreet

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Western Electric case to hold.... what?
« on: April 21, 2017, 04:58:51 PM »
Another wazzit from the Honey Hole here.... The only marking is a "Western Electric" decal on the lid.  Has holes for wall mounting, which apparently it was, judging from the wall paint slopped onto the back side.  Overall dimensions are 9" wide, 7.5" tall and 3" deep.  There are cardboard inserts that cover the bottom and inside surfaces.  The shell is steel.

Anyone know what this would have held originally?
« Last Edit: April 21, 2017, 07:09:07 PM by TaylorStreet »

Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Western Electric case to hold.... what?
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2017, 05:31:20 PM »
My guess is a battery can for #6 dry cells. Sounds like a 3 cell can.

Just a guess,
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Re: Western Electric case to hold.... what?
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2017, 07:09:40 PM »
Forgot to add the photos....

Offline Russ Kirk

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Re: Western Electric case to hold.... what?
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 07:27:10 PM »
Yes, it is a case to hold batteries.
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Re: Western Electric case to hold.... what?
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2017, 08:28:40 PM »
Here are three from eBay, one currently active and two sold. Yours seems to be in better condition than two of these.

     http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Western-Electric-Telephone-Dry-Cell-Metal-Battery-Storage-Case-/232309350173

     http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-NORTHERN-ELECTRIC-TELEPHONE-METAL-BATTERY-BOX-NE-NIA-3-MADE-IN-CANADA-/122335499281
     http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Western-Electric-Telephone-Dry-Cell-Metal-Battery-Storage-Case-/122385721128

It's a rough value of what yours is worth. One never knows until it sells and how it was listed.
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Re: Western Electric case to hold.... what?
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 08:58:43 PM »
Thanks for the info, all.  I warned you I was a rookie...