Posted 2 years ago
Found this at a yard sale which was my big exciting find for the yard sales Memorial Day weekend. It was $30 which is a bit more than I wanted to pay. It's a yard sale so I figure it would be $5 but still a good buy.
It seems to have the date 1944 on the schematic but a phone like this would generally be from the 1920s/1930. Lighter phones with smaller magnetos were in use during WWII. This one has a 5 bar magneto which is rather large. Plus the hand set is heavy. I have a similar phone that is circa 1928 which is a bit more advanced so I am thinking this could be a bit earlier.
The proper color for this phone should be olive drab. Someone stripped the paint on the front to reveal a very strictive oak underneath. The sides were painted black. Perhaps I should get some olive drab spray paint to restore it to the original appearance. And should it be flat or semi-gloss?