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    Posted 6 years ago

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    This phone belonged to my grandmother, who has since passed away, and we don't know how old this phone might be and whether it's considered an antique. The right side of the top round part where you speak is engraved with "American Telephone Company." I can't seem to find any information on this, though I've found other brands that look similar. Would love to know the history and worth, if any. Thanks in advance for anyone who can provide more information about this phone.

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 6 years ago
      Looks vintage to me. Looks like the connector was added later. My guess is 1930s (real expert will be here soon).
      Candlestick phones are big now but no appraisals please.
    2. Bigsarge Bigsarge, 6 years ago
      Hummm mine has markings on the bottom along the side, have you looked there?
    3. Bigsarge Bigsarge, 6 years ago
    4. Bigsarge Bigsarge, 6 years ago
      Yours is different from mine, I was told to be Antique it has to have no dial. Hope this helps.
    5. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
      Manufactured by Western Electric for the American Tel & Tel Co. around 1925, but these candlesticks were still in use well into late 1940's. on the back of the perch it might be stamped 51 AL.

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