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Posted 6 years ago


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I finished restoring these two wall telephones. The first photo is a oak Western Electric Co. 44" tandem. The word tandem is used in reference to the long battery box which you can stack one battery jar on top of another. The Country Home Telephone is unique in that the front door can be removed, instead of a swing door.


  1. Signaholic Signaholic, 6 years ago
    Beautiful job of restoring these ttom! I love that old Country phone,,,wow
  2. mtn_man, 6 years ago
    VERY nice on both.
  3. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    Thanks you officialfuel
  4. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    Thanks you mtn_man
  5. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    Thank you Signaholic
  6. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    Thank You rocker-sd
  7. AntiquePhoneGal, 6 years ago
    Wonderful phones. I never heard of the Country Home telephone before. Just beautiful.
  8. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    AntiquePhoneGal, Hart E Farwell filed for a telephone patent on Aug 26, 1901 and a patent was issued to him on Oct. 20, 1903. Mr Farwell assigned the patent to Country Home Telephone Mfg Co. The Country Home Telephone Mfg Co was founded in 1901 and was out of business around 1905. So not many of there telephone exist today.
  9. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    ttomtucker, I found a "Western Electric" phone similar to these, with nickle plated mouth piece and bakelite ear cone, long box with domed top, is it worth $50 asking price?
  10. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 5 years ago
    kerry10456, any wooden wall telephone by Western Electric is well worth $50. If you buy it post a picture of your phone.
  11. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
    Will do, it's at a little thrift store, wife saw it before Christmas and I saw it about 3 weeks ago, probably still there, I'll see Monday.
  12. Caperkid Caperkid, 9 months ago
    The box looks identical to my Northern Electric box.

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