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Fun piece of communications history for a classroom.
This is a rotary telephone made by Automatic Electric. This model, the model 80, was produced from 1954-1975. It came in several colors including the black tone of this piece.
This phone is in great aesthetic condition with only minor signs of normal wear. There was a paper with some phone numbers taped to the handle and there is still some tape residue on the handle. There is a slot on the metal bottom labeled "loudness" but there is no lever to adjust the volume. There is some rusting on the metal bottom. The wiring is intact in the back, but I have no idea if you could get it working. This is the older style of wiring. This piece is being sold "as-is" as a display piece only.
Thanks so much for looking! Please convo me with any questions and check out the rest of my vintage Etsy shop at flyingace.etsy.com.