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This is a Genuine Western Electric Princess dial Telephone. It is a 1959 model marked 701B issued in December of 1959. The phone works perfect- just like they did years ago. This Princess Telephone is not a cheap reproduction. What makes this beautiful telephone even more unique is that this is not only the rare Turquoise colored version but, it is actually the first year of issue for these telephones that changed the norm from the usual basic black standard telephones of the day to what was then to become the trend towards highly stylized decorator type telephones of the era. This telephone has a lighted dial and as it is the earliest model, the ringer is a separate unit as is the original factory issued AC transformer that powers the lighted dial. The light has a switch that turns the light on or off- either way it lights when the receiver is picked up. Both the separate Vintage Western Electric ringer box and the genuine Western Electric transformer are included with the telephone and will come wired and ready to just plug in and use. These model 701B's were constructed much differently than the much more common 702 models of later origin. The telephone will have the usual minor nicks or scratches from normal wear but nothing to detract from it's appearance. There are some on the top- more pictures are available if you want. Either way this is a very hard to find phone that works great. Sold as is.

As an added benefit these phones work great for when there is a power outage. Unfortunately, many modern phones do not. Why did we add this? Well due to the weather (ice storm) we recently experienced a power outage The only phones we can use in the house are the ones that are like the ones we are selling. The modern phone we use for business, etc is down whenever the power is out. I guess sometimes modern isn't always better.

While we are new to Etsy we have been selling things online for some time. We are a former Ebay seller that has over 1200 feedback with 100% positive. Please see our bio\/ profile for more information.

We are open to offers on all items.
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Shipping is set up for the West Coast. If you are closer to the East Coast it should be less but in order to get the rate reduction please contact us first so we can make the necessary changes in the shipping for you. Thank you

Genuine 1950s Western Electric Princess Rotary Telephone