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Wood Telephones79 of 142Bell Canada Blake TransmitterWestern Electric Wooden Phone 1911
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    Posted 10 years ago

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    I picked this item up at ou local antique mall. I have several antique phones, but have never seen a mouth piece like this one. The top bell box, and reciever are missing, and some one has put a phonebook shelf in it's place. The transmitter is what really interested me. If anyone can give me any information on this, or tell where I might find a bell box and reciever I would appreciate it . Thanks

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    1. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 10 years ago
      rocker-sd, nice phone to picked up, I use to sell at the R.G. Canning Rose Bowl swap meet. I was in the Green area selling restored telephone. To find a top box for your blake set, check on Ebay for a walnut Western Electric type 21. There are sellers on Ebay who sell the long pole receivers that you need for this set. The long pole receivers sell for around 325.00 and up. the walnut type 21 top box around 175.00 and up. The transmitter is called a "Blake" transmitter because of it's inventor Francis Blake Jr. The first three box blake set appeared on the market in 1882 and was manufactured by Western Electric Co. The manufacturing arm of the American Bell Telephone Co. The other names on the transmitter Edison and Berliner has to do with patent infringement by Western Union Co.
    2. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 10 years ago
      ttomtucker, thank you for the information. What would the phone be worth if it was complete? Just for a reference point to how much I should invest in it.
      When did you sell at the rose bowl? I started selling there when I was in high school in 1970 and continued selling there through the eighties. In fact I bought a restored Brass Kellogg Candle Stick Phone in the mid eighties there. I also sold in the green area. Small world. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.
    3. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 10 years ago
      Rocker-sd, I went and check my blake set and you need to put a Western Electric type 2 top box with six terminals at the bottom. I sold at the Rose Bowl during the 1970's, we also sold single box wall phones and brass candlesticks. You can email me direct at for more photo's and information about your blake set. Tom
    4. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 10 years ago
      Thanks ttomtucker, for the love and information. As soon as I have enough spare time I will contact you.
    5. tom.adams1, 10 years ago
      Nice fine rocker-sd, I can provide you with detailed photos of the #2 top box. For more info and photos, you can contact me direct. I can also help you complete the phone. A # 2 top box is hard to fine. My direct email is
    6. Printsid Printsid, 8 years ago
      very nice antique phone :)
    7. rocker-sd rocker-sd, 8 years ago
      Thanks Printsid, fortapache, and SEAN68, for all the loves.

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