Posted in American, Vintage, Vintage Household, tagged 1940s, 302, Black, Excellent, For Sale, Hollywood, Movies, Original, Phone, prop, Western Electric, Working on 2011 |
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Offering an original 1940′s Western Electric Telephone. It’s in very fine condition, with very few scratches to the handle or bakelite telephone base. The 1950′s cord going to the receiver has a few cracks in the wire covering. This does not affect the interior cord and the receiver works perfectly. Both the speaker and microphone are crisp and clear. The rotary dial is smooth and made of metal. The ringer is fantastic and reminds me of so many brilliant 1940′s movies.
I’m personally amazed at how nice the shine is and how little wear is present. The original four-prong plug is attached and can be plugged into the wall outlet with an $8.00 adapter from an electronics store. It could also be wired right into the wall outlet.
I’ve personally tested the phone by attaching the wires in the plug, to a phone outlet. All the functions work perfectly. Early telephones were meant to last forever and almost never break.
Please be in contact for shipping and handling charges. International shipping is available.
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Posted in American, Antiques, Gramophone, Phonograph, Victrola, tagged 1916, Boston, Cabinet, Condition, Connecticut, Excellent, Fine, For Sale, His Master's Voice, Made in the USA, New England, New York City, nickel plated, Oak, Original, Victor, Victrola, VV-X on 2011 |
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Victrola VV-X Phonograph
Full Serial # VV-X- 267294J
VERY NICE OAK CASE
A completely original Victor Victrola in very fine condition. It’s been looked at carefully, and the oak finish has never been tampered with or restored. It has been thoroughly cleaned and polished. There are no signs of any varnish or shellac. The oak finished models originally came with a waxed finish. The doors and hinged top open and close, as they should. All the hinges and knobs are in fine condition, with the original patina. The nickel-plated interior brightwork is all in great order and received a light cleaning. Mechanically, the Victrola is also in excellent working order, with a loud and crisp soundbox. The spring holds an incredible amount of energy, as it will play many records on one full winding. There is a good supply of needles in the hopper, off to the left rear side.
The original sticker is present on the rear, with all the various patents visible. The interior number plate and Victrola logo are in excellent condition. It’s incredible how fine this machine is, considering it’s age. It came from an estate and likely did not move, from the very day it was delivered.
There are only a few very small dings on the wood cabinet and a few very small scratches on the top lid. The felt turntable pad is completely original and does show signs of age and wear. The felt can easily be replaced with an identical new one, for a very low cost. I haven’t replaced it, as I want to offer this Victrola in completely original condition.
I have never seen a Victrola or other phonograph in ORIGINAL CONDITION, this finely preserved. It’s ready to entertain for another 95 years, with proper care. Bring it home, wind it up and enjoy the collection of records, which come with it. Many of the discs are dated 1906 and are single-sided. There are a few Harry Lauder records included. On request, I can provide a full list of recordings, which go with this Victrola VV-X. Additional photos available.
Local collection/pick up would be most desired. The buyer can arrange freight shipping at buyers expense, with no seller handling provided. Although, I can assist with arranging a delivery to a freight company or pick up. For a fee, the Victrola can be delivered throughout New England, Boston and the New York City area.
Offered at 1,295.-SOLD
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