Automatic Electric Model 50


Automatic Electric is a telephone maker that was based in Chicago, IL. This model was introduced in 1940. This phone was the wall mount equivalent to the model 40, commonly referred to as the "Shirley Temple" phone.

The phone is made of Bakelite and shined up beautifully. The phone originally came with a straight handset cord, but later models used the curl cord. I can do either way for you at your request (if no request is made, I'll pick one that's nice).

 

 

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  How to buy this phone if you live within the USA

Click the "Buy Now" icon below to pay with Credit card or Paypal account.
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CLICK HERE to fill out an order form to order by mail.
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Place your order by telephone by calling 651-368-9479 to pay by credit card or arrange payment by money order.

If you live outside the USA, please e-mail me to get a shipping quote and make purchase arrangements.

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$16.95 will be added to the price for shipping

Chrome Edition
Purchase phone with standard cords: Purchase phone with reproduction cloth cords:

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Item #AE50CRS

$240.00

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Item #AE50CRC

$270.00

Standard Black Edition
Purchase phone with standard cords: Purchase phone with reproduction cloth cords:

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Item #AE50BKS

$180.00

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Item #AE50BKC

$210.00

 

Black Cut-Away Finger Wheel Upgrade

This was an optional finger wheel you could order with your phone. According to a catalog from the day, this was to allow more light to hit the white porcelain dial face making it easier to see in low light. If you want to have this finger wheel on your phone, you can upgrade for an additional $15 by clicking here after purchasing the phone.

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Item #CAFW

 

Helpful Information

Information on Rotary Dialing

Information on Mounting Wall Phones

Installation Instructions For This Phone
 

Digital Conversion
(For using your phone on a digital line. See the page on rotary dialing for more information)
Purchase this option after completing your phone purchase.

Internal


$60
Item #INTDIG