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Posted 6 years ago


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Seearekem, This is couple of the maunfactures who made glass insert in the magneto boxes. Some of the were, Chicago Telephone & Supply, Western Electric Co. Williams Abbott Electric, Sun Electric. This gave the subscriber a look at the internal working of a telephone.


  1. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    thank you DMK678, officialfuel, tikiray, kerry10456
  2. Chuck, 6 years ago
    Thanx for the post. Sorry I didn't respond sooner but I don't check the website often. Do you have any idea what the value of my phone might be? The day that I got the phone, (47 years ago) one of my fellow employees at N. W. Bell saw me take it out of my truck and offered me $500.00 on the spot.
  3. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    Chuck, It's worth every bid of the $500.00 and more. a couple of the W.E. glass top boxes have sold on Ebay for over $800.00 during the good times. The market is soft on telephones right now.
  4. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    Steeltoad63, Thanks for your nice comments, I worked for GTE in Southern California in what they called the South Bay Division.

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