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Vintage Telephone North Electric Galion 1940s Art Deco Black Desk Inner Office or Hotel Phone Working

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This stylish vintage telephone, in great working order, is a black North Electric Galion desk phone, introduced in the 1940s. This type of phone has no rotary dial--just a room or office number (799W)--and would have been used as an inner office phone or hotel phone (where you pick it up and automatically connect to a switchboard)--or this might have been a residential phone that connected you to an operator.

This would be great as second phone or for your retro decor--and also a wonderful photo prop!

The phone has a thermoplastic body with a heavy bakelite handset. It has a curving Art Deco shape and wide base with vents in back--a spectacular design. It's been refitted with a new plug and a 24 foot cord, which will plug into a standard wall jack. The rest appears to be all original, including the silver metal circle in the middle that has an Art Deco place for a room number (very faint) covered with plastic.

The phone is working great. It has a wonderful old mechanical ring and the sound through it is good. The body of the phone is in excellent condition, with a few minor scuff marks, no cracks, and a gleaming black finish. On the back of the base, it's marked North Electric, Patented U.S.A. The bottom is marked 3-H4 G-D, 30 cycle ringer

Size: The base is 7 3/4 x 5 3/8 inches (19.7 x 13.7 cm). Height to the top of the handset is about 5 1/2 inches (14 cm).

Like all my vintage electronics, this item is not guaranteed, but my usual return policy applies.

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Vintage Telephone North Electric Galion 1940s Art Deco Black Desk Inner Office or Hotel Phone Working