Items on this page are generally relatively unusual, scarce or
available in limited quantities.
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|Automatic Electric AUTOVON set
Much harder to find than its Western Electric counterparts.
A few minor cosmetic issues. Email for details and more photos.
$1000 or trade involving a set of similar scarcity and interest.
(Hint: I'm especially fond of Western Electric field trial sets.)
|TA-814/G Secure telephone
(Modified Western Electric 3568HT AUTOVON set)
(SOLD. I am cataloging a similar set. Email for details.)
Keyset with the 66-type dial including FO, F, I and P button column.
This one is a military version with a huge line cord and large plug on the end. There's minor damage on the back around the cord hole (which had to be enlarged for this special line cord.
This is an unusual variation of an unusual keyset!
Email for details and more photos.
$1200 or trade involving a set of similar scarcity and interest.
|558 Wall Phone (Sold)
2-line wall phone with exclusion key and line signaling. Check for colors and variations available. Only a few left.
|Western Electric 500T
Early version in the 500 series, included the original 425A
network and a terminal strip for handset connections. Standard
case, similar to the WE500D.
collectible 500-series variations are available. Email for
|AE880 Executive Speakerphone (SOLD)
Early large format with huge on/off switch and "space-age" styled speaker. Normally available in black.
Email for availability and
price of other variations and
colors. Occasionally available in green or beige.
|AE890 Data Phone (SOLD)
Developed before all exchanges
went touchtone, so you could
dial your computerized service using the rotary dial, then talk to the
service using the touchtone pad. (Uses the same basic case as the
880, but is NOT a speakerphone.)
available in beige. Only one left.
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|Bell System Coin Collector's Case and
(SOLD. I have a similar item coming.)
was used in the Training Department of New Jersey Bell to teach
students how to manage a collection route.
It is in
Includes 4 coin cans for single slot payphones, T handle, Out of service cards (back in Spanish), Out of Service sticker booklet, instruction cards, coin envelopes, a few tools, miscellaneous screws, etc.
||Bell System Coin Collector's Cases
Empty cases with dividers for 4, 6 or 9 coin collection cans.
Apparently unused (or gently used).
$40 each, including postage in the US.
$90 for all 3, including postage in the US.
|Western Electric 12-E Connection Block
A wonderful example of thorough packaging. The 6 terminal block and cover are first wrapped in brown paper, then inserted in a foil lined hermetically sealed bag, then boxed. Keeps the spare parts as good as new for generations. Anchor logo on the label suggests a Navy order -- your tax dollars at work. Label on bag and box reads:
|Automatic Electric Receiver Diaphragm
Here's another extreme packaging example... a simple 2 1/8" diaphragm packed with a sack of dehydrating agent in corrugated cardboard in a foil lined hermetically sealed bag. Packed 32 to a carton. Wouldn't want your diaphragm stock getting bent or rusty! Notice the similarity of labeling:
Used under manual switchboards to retract cords, returning the jacks to the rest position. Cords were threaded around the pulley, which is just above the weight.
Marked 119 on one side and P287992 on the other side. 4 3/8" high.