Saturday, April 28, 2007

Is That The Phone Ringing?

I just about finished filling in & reseeding my front lawn. It took me all morning & afternoon. I will spare you the photos of a big pile of watered down dirt.

But, I will show you something else kind of cool.

It's a late 1930's Automatic Electric Company Monophone AE40 made in Chicago, USA. I've had my eye on it for a while, and this afternoon I broke down.


Greg said...

Niff-Tee! Has it been converted with a modern phone jack?

StuccoHouse said...

Yea, the handset coil cord is new (I'm pretty sure) and the set has been converted to a modular cord.

I tried the ring and it is really LOUD. Reminds me of the doorbell at my last house. One of my friends used to like to ring it a bunch of times really fast whenever he visited because I would answer the door shaking from being startled. 11 years and it did that til the day I moved out.

Jocelyn said...

We have a refurbished 1930's bakelite wall-mounted phone and we have the ringer on. We like it :)
Like yours too!

Anonymous said...

I have a 1929-1937 Western Electric telephone with a subset that has an old fasioned ring. I call people and answer the phone on it. Yours is really cool.

Gary said...

I have two old French style phones, one has original wiring though I had to switch a few wires over to get it to ring. When I speak on that one people say "You sound far away" and I say, "Well, I am far away". Then they say "It sounds like you are talking into a tube" and I say "I am talking into a tube". When guests need to use the phone you should see their faces when they see the rotary dial. Many have no idea how to use it!

Anonymous said...

I have one too!! Malcolm Alford. Totally functional but finish is scuffed in places.

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