Author Topic: Weird Candlestick FrankenPhone  (Read 955 times)

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Weird Candlestick FrankenPhone
« on: November 07, 2010, 11:07:09 AM »
http://cgi.ebay.com/OLD-CANDLESTICK-PHONE-AND-BELL-BOX-WESTERN-ELECTRIC-/150513931248

The dial definitely looks like a WE, the transmitter appears to be a British GPO type, the base looks sort of like an AE, but not quite.  Any ideas?  I certainly wouldn't pay $86 for the mongrel.

Larry


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Re: Weird Candlestick FrankenPhone
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2010, 07:47:09 PM »
This might be an Autelco rebuild.This was a division of Automatic Electric.Not to be confused with the Italian company.  Look for ar in a circle stamp in ink. I have seen these bases on other brands of non dial sticks to convert these.WWll shortage of new telephones caused these.
Robby

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Weird Candlestick FrankenPhone
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2010, 08:56:33 PM »
What about the British transmitter?

Larry

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Re: Weird Candlestick FrankenPhone
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2010, 09:17:12 AM »
Possibly from Canada?I assume from the stem up is all British and the base and bottom cover modified AE.
Robby