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Rare Payphone Top On eBay
« on: December 12, 2017, 06:57:03 AM »

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Telephone-Western-Electric-Payphone-for-Parts-or-Restoration-Pre-1940/173017881897

This is a rare piece it is probably a 160 series which was the first 2 piece payphone made entirely by Western Electric. The only exception to that is the coin gauge. The coin gauge is the much older type made by Gray. Value on it alone is 225.00-250.00, steel upper housing W/E very rare 150.00-250.00 phone also has 10A transmitter mount 65.00-100.00. But the rarest piece is the chute. It is one if not the first pure W/E chute. The chute is lead with a steel plate on the back that the screws thread into. The chute was introduce into the 160 and 180 payphones. If I am wrong on any of this feel free to correct me. Chute 250.00 to 350.00.

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Re: Rare Payphone Top On eBay
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2017, 10:45:20 AM »
For those wondering what "rare piece" was when they find this topic in a few years only to discover that eBay deletes old listings and the link goes dead, here is a screen shot of the auction.