BEAUTIFUL ORIGINAL SOLID BRASS TELEPHONE & COW BELL OAK RINGER BOX. CONSTRUCTION: SOLID BRASS, HARD RUBBER, STEEL & OAK. ALL BRASS POLISHED TO MIRROR FINISH ON PROFESSIONAL MACHINES. #2/4 EARLY WESTERN ELECTRIC DIAL MAKE CLICKING SOUND WHEN ROTATED. RARE DIAL FINGER WHEEL HAS CUTOUT FOR CLEANING.
COW BELLS PRODUCE DISTINCTIVE SOUND. ORIGINAL MOUTHPIECE HAS IN CENTER.
DIALS OUT, RINGS WHEN CALLED. OPERATES LIKE A MODERN TELEPHONE. OVER 50 YEARS EXPERIENCE RESTORING & COLLECTING TELEPHONES. Designed and engineered by Bell and manufacture by their Western Electric Division this was their first dial desk telephone. There were very few dial candlesticks produced compared to the earlier non dial types.
Western Electric Dial Candlestick Telephones were made of solid brass and painted black. Only very special people were allowed to have a polished brass one. While doing research for the UNTOUCHABLE production and series I discovered a picture of Al Capone talking on a polished brass dial candlestick. I can imagine the fate of a telephone representative telling Al he could not have one.
My company CHICAGO OLD TELEPHONE CO supplied over 60 telephones for the productions including a beautiful solid brass one for ALS scenes. In the early days multiple line telephones were not yet developed. Locations requiring more than one line were supplied with several telephones. Some types: COW BELLS, LIBERTY BELLS, SLEIGH BELLS, "T" BELLS, WOOD BELLS, GLASS BELLS and several sizes of round bells. Many #2 dials were converted to #4 by moving the finger stop from the outside to the interior of the dial allowing use in later recessed dial phones.
The two small screw holes can still be seen. They make the same clicking sound as the #2. OTHER AND INTERNATIONAL QUOTED OR ON INVOICE. DOUBLE BOXED IN NEW CARTONS WELL PACKED AND INSURED.VIEW MY OTHER TELEPHONES & ASK QUESTIONS BY CLICKING ON THIS PAGE. The item "WESTERN ELECTRIC SOLID BRASS DIAL CANDLESTICK COW BELL RINGER ANTIQUE TELEPHONE" is in sale since Sunday, March 31, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Telephones\Pre-1940".
The seller is "drahcir29" and is located in Brea, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.