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With Western Electric E1 Handset

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WE Callbox Phone
Callbox Phone

Unmarked.  Small tag on top "Patent Applied for."  "Z40" cast into baseplate.

Goes in a large cast metal enclosure. Probably used by the beat policeman to report in or in a fire call box..

Once the E1 handset was taken off-hook, activating the lever wound a spring that caused the station's code to be sent down the line.  In this case, the cam follower automatically "dials" 3-6.

The brass mechanism was covered with a glass disk (removed for the photo) to keep it clean.

There are also two pushbuttons for signaling.

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