Western Electric A1 With Subset

This phone is one of the top holy grails for the phone collector. Made only for a very short time in 1927, this phone was the transition phone from candlesticks to cradles. This phone has been completely restored and is in perfect working order. The finish on the phone is a 20% gloss Polyurethane which is about as close as you can get to replicating the original finish. The dial is a correct "no notch" #2HB. The handset is original to this phone and is the early "bullet" transmitter E1 and buffed up flawlessly. The subset is an early 295A. The woodwork is in original condition with the latest patent date being 1903. The backboard was stripped and refinished due to the fact that it had quite a few layers of paint on it. The subset also comes with the original key. The cords on the phone are reproduction, but phones of this age rarely have useable cords. The leather on the bottom of the phone has also been replaced.
This phone has been painstakingly refurbished with no detail missed, right down to the original dial card on the brass finger wheel.

The phone is ready to plug in and use if you wish to use it rather than just display it.

$1895

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