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Used
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May 18, 2012 20:14:04 PDT
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Item location:
Robertsville, Ohio, United States

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 Up for auction is a vintage European crank telephone -- This phone was made in  the 1930's -- this phone was used in Denmark, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and several other European countries-- the phone is made of a black lacquered metal with the micro phone in black bakelite with nickel plating on the metal cradle ear piece and mouth piece-  the body was made by the Kristian Kirks Phone Factories in Horsens and the handset was made by the Automatic Telephone factory in Copenhagen -- there is the red button on the top of the phone that you held down while you were cranking the phone -- this phone has the thick, heavy green cord that was used on the earlier models -- the phone has the original round network box also called a rosette with the original green cord -- there is a label on the top that reads " SPORG, OM DER TALES FORINDEN OPRINGNING SKER" which means "Ask if someone is speaking before calling" -- this saying is because it would be disruptive on the line and wake the operator when someone who shares the line maybe using it -- when pressing the red button and cranking the phone a bell would ring in the operators home to alert them of a person needing to make a call-- the telephone has a small chip on the left front bottom corner as shown in photo#1 and one very small chip in the paint on the edge of the base-- the green cord is overall in very good condition and the phone is in very good condition with no damage -- the phone measures 13" tall 4 3/4 deep and 6 1/2" wide at the base.

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