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Posted 4 years ago


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I inherited this phone from my grand father some years ago.
It was manufactured by; American Electric Company, Chicago, Ill.
I am tiring to determine the year it was manufactured, there is no date on it, also there is a plaque missing from the top portion of the back board.
The phone is in great shape, and it looks as if it is all there.
Any ideals?


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  1. vanskyock24 vanskyock24, 4 years ago
    identical to the one i have posted - look on back of the mouth piece and you will find a date prob around the same year as mine 1901
  2. klare47, 4 years ago I looked on the back side of the mouth piece and could not find the date!
    BTW does anyone know what this phone would be worth?
  3. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 4 years ago
    Chris, Your oak wall telephone is a 1908 Stromberg-Carlson Telephone Mfg. Co. of Rochester, New York. Your S/C transmitter face plate has been replaced with a American Electric transmitter. The value of a single box wall phone has come down over the past couple of years. At one time you could get $350.00 now days maybe $125.00 to $200.00.

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