Author Topic: interesting wood phone on ebay  (Read 155 times)

Online RB

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interesting wood phone on ebay
« on: November 08, 2017, 05:46:04 PM »
has anyone seen this wood phone on ebay?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-Vtg-1890s-Walnut-Wood-Telephone-Call-Bell-Ringer-Box-Electric-wall-mount/292297607310

?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D41375%26meid%3D96aa6b2d6ba1455bb0e6608d7
a63c77f%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D132378111018&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851


man, thats a long link???

interesting hook switch! :)


EDIT:  Link Shortened - everything after the item number can be deleted when posting eBay links

Itís easy to include pictures in posts as well since eBay links go dead soon after the auction ends.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2017, 11:15:05 PM by AE_Collector »

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: interesting wood phone on ebay
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 06:25:53 PM »
You can shorten an eBay link like so:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/292297607310

Still takes you right to the item.

Not sure about that phone at all. I don't think they used plastic or vinyl coated wires in 1890. Strange looking insides on that dial?
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Re: interesting wood phone on ebay
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2017, 08:52:38 PM »
Nothing 1890s or Western Electric here. Dial is Ericssion

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Re: interesting wood phone on ebay
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2017, 07:18:38 PM »
Looks shop-made.
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Offline Russ Kirk

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Re: interesting wood phone on ebay
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2017, 07:37:58 PM »
I agree with Greg. The plastic wiring was never used on old wood phones. Also the case front has sharp 90 degree edges. All the wood boxes in my collection have rounded corners.  The wood boxes were made at a time when true craftsmen did the woodworking. This may have a project a long time ago, say the 50's. Just too many red flags, makes me think It is  not all original.
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