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    Posted 8 years ago

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    My dad is restoring this vintage phone for his father and we both have done research online and couldnt find anything on this particuar model.
    There is nothing in, on, or around it giving us a clue expect where you speak into it says Leich Elctric Co. (on top) and Genoa, Ill, U.S.A. on bottom
    It also has what we could make out a 1L in smaller print right above Genoa, Ill.
    Also Ive noticed through out my searching that none of models had the high cathedral top with the lightning aresters all vertical just a simple square top. Which made it even harder to find. Hopefully someone can help me here.

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    1. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 8 years ago
      Your picture frame front, cathedral top wall phone were fairly common from 1900 to 1910. as time went on the wall phones became unadorned. Leich Electric phones originated as the Eureka Electric Company, McCordsville, Ind. The company moved to Chicago in 1898. In 1902 they absorbed the Advance Electric Company and the year following, the company moved to Genoa, ILL. The name was then changed to Cracraft-Leich. In 1917 the name was changed to Leich Electric Company. In 1950 Leich Electric was purchased by Automatic Electric Company a subsidiary of General Telephone Corp. )GTE)
    2. shana85, 8 years ago
      Thank you so much for your info
    3. Bowhunter Bowhunter, 8 years ago
      I happen to notice your phone, Has a strong resemblence to the one I restored a couple years back. enjoy

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