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Posted 3 years ago


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In 1965 After I had worked a year for the telephone co my wife decided that she would buy me a old telephone as a christmas gift. It was a 1896 L.M.Ericcson wall phone. I did a small restoral on that phone and I thought this is fun, I should buy another phone. 200+ phones later and I am running out of room. Some of the phones were basket cases or barn fresh, thanks to the Antique Telephone Collectors Association I have located many original parts for these telephones.


  1. kehphones kehphones, 3 years ago
    WOW! Now that is a phone collection!
  2. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    What an incredible collection!!!!!!!!!
  3. renoir911 renoir911, 3 years ago
    I am in awe at this collection.
  4. jackart jackart, 3 years ago
    I am totally amazed! beautiful displays!!!
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 3 years ago
    It always starts with just one, glad you kept it up, fantastic.
  6. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    walksoftly, yep it start's with one and you gotta have another and another.
  7. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 3 years ago
    Reed, I don't think Qwest Communications could put enought ringing power to ring all two hundred phones. I do have selected phones to ring. thanks for the comment.
  8. mtn_man mtn_man, 3 years ago
    VERY cool collection.
  9. neat.old.stuff neat.old.stuff, 2 years ago
    That is an awesome collection, love it!
  10. thisoldwatch thisoldwatch, 2 years ago
    As a kid in Maine, we had one crank phone in the front hall closet. Our number was Yarmouth, 373 ring 3. The operator had a switch board in her living room.
    If she didn't answer on the first crank, we would spin it several times and she would give us hell. She knew everyone in town and their business. It was a big day when the phone company gave us dial phones. I do love your collection, it brings back memories.
  11. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    wow! i hope they don't all ring at once! my great uncle turned my great grandparent's place into a toy castle and their old wall phone was painted like santa's face and we could call the 'north pole' on it and put in our orders for santa. of course my uncle conrad would always answer and he'd yell at us that we had too many toys already.

    can you tell us what the rare and valuable ones might be? just curious...
  12. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 2 years ago
    Thank you ho2cultcha, second photo far left middle. That is a Davis & Watts speaking tube set manufactured for the American Bell Telephone Co. 1882, the next phone to it is also a Davis & Watts blake set with the last patent date of 1879.
  13. Signaholic, 2 years ago
    Hey Tom, love your "Candlesticks" the most of all of them. Just an incredible assortment my friend!
  14. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 2 years ago
    Thank You Signaholic, I never know where the next candlestick will come from!!!
  15. michellerduBois michellerduBois, 2 years ago
    I hope they don't all ring at once but, I love them all wow what a collection you have amassed that's dedication. Michelle
  16. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 1 year ago
    Wow, now I am using your photos of your collection as a reference guide. Today while checking out my local antique mall I found a phone similar to several you show in your second photo. It is marked BLAKE TRANSMITTER - 750476 - EDISON CARBON PHONE on the front of the center box or mouthpiece. On the side it is PATENTED AUG 2 1881, DEC 6 1881, AUG 14 1886, NOV 17 1991. Unfortunatly it is missing the top bell box. Is this a very hard piece to find a replacement for? The lower box is present, as is the back. Everything seems to be in the transmetter except the key. Thanks for shaing your collection.
  17. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 1 year ago
    Thank you rocker-sd see my post on your blake set
  18. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 1 year ago
    Thank you egreeley1976
  19. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 1 year ago
    Thank you valentino97
  20. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 1 year ago
    Thank you petey
  21. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 1 year ago
    Thank you artislove
  22. nldionne nldionne, 1 year ago
    how much spare time do you have:-)
  23. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 1 year ago
    nldionne, I'm retired now, so lots of spare time to work on telephones.
  24. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 1 year ago
    Thank you Poop for your love
  25. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 1 year ago
    Thank you sugargirl
  26. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 1 year ago
    Thank you nldionne
  27. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 1 year ago
    Thank you michellerduBois for your nice comment
  28. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 1 year ago
    Thank you LaneyTex1
  29. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 1 year ago
    Thank you schallerpen
  30. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 1 year ago
    Thank you kygurl32
  31. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 11 months ago
    Thank you crswerner
  32. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 11 months ago
    Thank you jameyrd
  33. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 11 months ago
    Thank you thisoldwatch
  34. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 10 months ago
    thank you bellaluna
  35. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 8 months ago
    Thank you Spiperato
  36. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 8 months ago
    Thank you leighannrn
  37. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 months ago
    Thank you Royce39
  38. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 months ago
    Thank you for your love geo26e
  39. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 months ago
    Thank you for your love aghcollect
  40. Aimathena Aimathena, 6 months ago
    Wow!!!!! How awesome. Those wall colors really make that natural wood stand out. Fantastic collection ttomtucker
  41. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 months ago
    Thank you for your comment Airmathena
  42. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 4 months ago
    Farmlady Thank you for your love
  43. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 4 months ago
    Thank you Signaholic
  44. JMNY, 3 months ago
    I have a ridiculous collection of eagles, and knives. It's a sickness lol. I do have one antique phone, and it's on our wall, and love it. I can see how the collectors curiosity and hunt with phones can easily occur. Awesome collection
  45. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 2 months ago
    Thank you JMNY for your nice comment
  46. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
    Oh my that is a collection. Each and every one deserves a love. So much there I don't quite know what to say. A fantastic collection.
  47. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 2 months ago
    Thank you fortapache for your nice comment
  48. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 2 months ago
    mackay1st thank you for your love
  49. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 months ago
    very nice ...and well done ,,,
  50. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 1 month ago
    Thank you Roycroftbooksfromme1
  51. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 16 days ago
    Thank you Loveitvintage for your love
  52. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 22 hours ago
    Thanks you Uxbridgeite for your love.
  53. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 5 hours ago
    What a fantastic collection you have Tom. You could open a museum!
  54. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 1 hour ago
    Thank you Vintagefran for your love and comment.

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