Submitted by Name: Paul Berger From: Georgia E-mail: Contact
Comments: I am 84. I have the original wall box phone that was in our farm home. It is displayed on a wall in my home. The only place I see any identification is on the inside the box. The part that the hold the receiver on the outside has "swedishamericamtel.co Chicago" Would this be adequate to trace the year manufactured?
Added: January 14, 2016
Submitted by Name: Michelle From: Michigan, USA E-mail: Contact
Comments: I found a Callophone Co. phone of some sort... I think it may have been a PA system due to the big speaker... It clearly is some sort of portable talking instrument that is battery operated. I can't find anything like it on the internet or elsewhere. The only Callophones I have seen are hifi record players from around 1920's. This phone has a patient date written around the speaking piece with the dates of Mar 19, 1907 and Apr 14, 1908. The Case that has a plug installed into the side of it. It also has a long cord inside on a wheel that plugs into a battery box of some sort. The phone itself plugs into the system and has accessories. It has a stamped tag with a Type No. of what appears to be C4311 and a Serial No. of 3. Pictures are available. Any additional information anyone may have is appreciated.
Added: October 27, 2015
Submitted by Name: Philip Biagioli From: new york E-mail: Contact
Comments: how can I join?
Added: September 9, 2015
Submitted by Name: Sarem From: New Jersey E-mail: Contact
Comments: Trying to evaluate candlestick phones for my family. Have 2 both are Western Electric 329w 40AL. Though I've seen plenty examples of this phone online, the ones I'm looking at both have a button on the base and a 3rd wire coming out the back. Can anyone help me to know if phones like this were originally manufactured by Western Elec. as hotel or office phones? Or if you think this is an after market alteration? I know the phones were already old when I last saw them at least 50 years ago. Thanks for any advice you can share. Sarem
Added: August 23, 2015
Submitted by Name: Tammy C From: Alabama E-mail: Contact
Comments: Just came across this site while researching the W E 212-g paystation. It was my father's and I am looking for a wiring diagram for it or for someone semi local to work on it for me. Can anyone help with any info? Site seems to be pretty informative . Looking forward to replies. Thanks
Added: August 17, 2015
Submitted by Name: Allen Hankosky From: San Antonio, Tx E-mail: Contact
Comments: 42 years in telephone co. installation of office equipment. have sxs tools and wire gun to sell
Added: August 12, 2015
Submitted by Name: Edward colon From: Bronx, New York E-mail: Contact
Submitted by Name: Jim Duncan From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada E-mail: Contact
Comments: Former Bell Canada Technician and Telecommunications Project Manager.
Added: May 25, 2015
Submitted by Name: Chuck Morris From: Oregon E-mail: Contact
Comments: ex technician/airborne radio operator, US Navy. Ex technician for Bell System phone companies in Oregon. I have stopped by VTS in Salome, AZ a couple times, but no access on those particular days. VTS has a nice website.
Added: May 10, 2015
Submitted by Name: Al Rice From: Star NC E-mail: Contact