this fantastic mid century relic is a real charmer, i love its simple sleek look and the odd aesthetic of its lack of dialing apparatus.
this type of telephone unit was used in offies and warehouses, where in you did not have to dial, you would simply lift the reciever and instantly another of these phones in a diferent part of the building would ring or buzz until answered. they wroked kind of like an intercom system, thus the lack of key pad or dial.
in short, to use this phone like a real phone you would have to re-wire it. to use this phone like an ambience enhancing decor piece, simply hang it upon your wanting wall!
i do not know if it works, there is no way to test it without another.
i did not clean it because, call me crazy i love the shabby worn look. however , it could be quite easily clenaed with some soap and water if you prefer a spotless object.
5" by 2.5" by 9"
reciever rests out from unit approx 4"