Posted 6 years ago
This is a Western Electric phone (circa 1885) that I acquired about 45 years ago while doing installation/repair for Northwestern Bell in Omaha, NE.
The phone was on loan to the Telephone Pioneers Museum for a number of years and I reclaimed it about 15 years ago.
I have never seen a phone with the thick glass insert on the magneto box before or since acquiring this one. The museum curator said that he had read about them but had never seen one.
The receiver was broken by my niece and I have not located the correct replacement. I'm not sure that the mouthpiece is the original style and make.
If anyone has additional information about the history of this model, I would appreciate hearing from you.