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Western Electric Apartment /Hotel phone San Francisco

Submitted by on March 19, 2011 – 8:07 am

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Here is a sort of a scares Apartment/Hotel W.E. 653-A wall phone .The phone is in working condition and I do give a life time guarantee , what is a life time ? As long as I am around ! It comes with a6 foot long cloth covered modular cord . The instruction card is ORIGINAL .This particular phone came from San Francisco ,I personal removed this phone in the early 1990's in the Tenderloin district in San Francisco from service ( I removed a total of about 60 phones including the Switch board !!! What a rare find at that time )Amazingly is, that you had to go through the operator to make a phone call , a 2 piece phone separate receiver & transmitter in 1990 !!!!,Unbelievable, we had gone to the Moon some 20 + years ago !!! Anyway some of the brass parts I did polish out ,it looks nice that way ,I cleaned the inside of it , all the original wiring is still there , notice the little brass hook , to hang the telephone directory,it shows all the buttons on the right lower side to call for different services. I went one step further and polished the Bells too , all polished brass parts have been clear lacquered , if you have a telephone directory from the 1980/90 you can look up the hotel , I forgot the name of it , I will be listing one more , just a single wall phone later today , these are the last ones I have , a piece of San Francisco history , do not let it get away from you , the metal case has been Powder Coated 20% gloss black , I do not like high gloss ,it leaves finger print every time you touch it , My son does the powder coating , Precision Powder Coating in Belmont Ca , he is the BEST !! By far !! Thanks for looking and good luck . Since there is so much polished brass on this phone I can offer as an OPTION a polished solid brass finger wheel at an additional cost of $12.00

 255413206731193941 Western Electric Apartment /Hotel phone San Francisco
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