OLDE BOSTON TELEPHONE COMPANY ONCE AGAIN IS happy to offer this Very SCARCE MONOPHONE.. It is made of BRASS, But it has Factory BLACK ENAMEL over and installed by the “COMPANY an old original 2 1/2″ dial with Automatic Electric dial , Because although the external wire have been severed,, The internal wire are intact and one can see that that the this OLD dial WAS indeed installed by the factory and Factory enameled which was an oddity.. Most brass Monophones where put out latter as an after though perhaps , from use of their old dial candlestick phones ,, Most were of Brass exposed with the use (again oddly of a WESTERN ELECTRIC DIAL).. The Black enamel is is absolutely in great shape,, Almost no signs of wear.. This Piece is perhaps much Scarcer than an Western Electric A1,, , but few perhaps know that they existed as with the A-1 , so for now the value is not the same as a “KNOWN” SCARCE Item.. , I JUST had to actually RAISE the Price of this One as No one has responded to Ever have seeing this one, of the many people I had contacted… Like myself been a collector of old / antique telephones since 1973. That’s nearly 45 years.. And not all , but most were pretty darn dedicated years of collecting. Never even saw another like it.. If someone knows of another , of if they are not rare , I will be happy to make a retraction and apology. But after 45 years, don’t think so.. ??? The Only drawback is the cords have been cut or severed from the exterior ,, So This IS A MOST UNIQUE PIECE! Again, we welcome any comment on this ONE!! RARER THAN WESTERN ELECTRIC A1.. Please advise me if you know differently, .. After 6 weeks now , no one mentioned otherwise.. Have a nice day and thanks for looking… The item “MONOPHONE, Orig Paint over BRASS. Orig. 2.5” Dial. VERY RARE! . EBAYS ONLY” is in sale since Thursday, September 7, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Telephones\1940-69″. The seller is “adlmop” and is located in Sharon, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States