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For sale is a neat example of art deco styling and function combined. It is an Automatic Electric AE 40 monophone. The dial functions smoothly and the pleasant ring of the bells is a reminder of those days when life was much simpler. This telephone is ready to plug in and you can dial out and receive incoming calls. This is truly a classic design from an age long since gone and is being offered at a very reasonable price. These were constructed so well that it will most likely continue to serve its new owner for another 60 years. The carry bar has a minor imperfection in the paint and the receiver cap does have a hairline crack in it that was professionally repaired and is not very noticeable (please see the last picture). If you want to you can easily replace it with another though- they unscrew off. The condensors have been replace with modern versions and are more reliable than the older originals. We received it with this dial and in configration. It is different from all the other AE40s we have seen but we don't know if it came from AE this way or someone modified it at some point. Dial has been checked on our Seiscor tester (original telephone company testing equipment) and has passed the pulse and break timing tests. Sold as is.

Before puchasing: Please Note that shipping cost to Hawaii and Canada is Considerably more than the standard price stated in the auction which is only for the continental USA and therefore will have to be calculated at your request
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.

If you have VOIP please check with your provider to make sure that your service still supports the old rotary style phones. Personally I haven't come across any that haven't but I've heard there are some out there that don't- please check if that is a concern before you bid/ buy.

Please keep in mind we are not responsible for any customs fees, delays, etc. It is the buyer's responsibility to make sure that the importation of any items does not violate any laws or customs regulations.

Thank you.

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