Automatic Electric No. 2 - Black

Automatic Electric No. 2 - Black
SKU 21455
Price: $1295.95
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History

Automatic Electric were the first North American company to manufacture a self contained deskset. The result were the Automatic Electric 2 and 12. Both phones shared the same dial and housing but the receiver is where the difference lies. The AE2 uses a traditional inductor coil in the base of the phone whereas the AE12 uses an inductive coil receiver unit and does not have an inductor coil. This phone here is a number 2. The unmistakable profile of this phone is great example of the evolution of the deskset. The bakelite shell has been lovingly buffed back up to its original gloss and sheen. The dial has been disassembled, then cleaned, lubricated and timed perfectly. The original type 34 receiver shows some wear and tear on the caps but otherwise is in great condition. This phone has been tested and works on modern lines.

The Restoration Process

Dial – Dial has been fully disassembled, cleaned, lubed and timed to ensure years of trouble free service. The outer edge of the dial has been stripped and hand buffed back to a beautiful polished finish. The number plate has been cleaned and looks brand new. The finger wheel and dial card ring have been freshly chrome plated finish. A brand new die cut dial card and acetate cover has been added as well.

Cords – The phone has been outfitted with an NOS cloth covered Automatic Electric ExtensiCord, it even has the original tag left intact. The line cord has a modular connection to facilitate a modern connection to your wall jack.

Network - The phone has been upgraded with a modern mini network to ensure it will work on todays advanced systems. You should check with your telephone provider to ensure they still support pulse dialing or rotary phones. If not, you will also require the pulse to tone upgrade available on the drop down menu.

Shell – The shell has been painstakingly put through a multi-step restoration process which includes sanding with 400, 800, 1000, 2000 grit. This ensures that there are no scratches, dents or dings. The shell is them carefully buffed on our two step buffing wheels. This takes out the fine abrasions left by sanding and leaves the plastic with a smooth factory fresh finish. Finally we apply a three step restoration compound that leaves the Bakelite with a beautiful high gloss finish.

Handset – The Type 38 handset has been ultrasonically cleaned to get all imbedded debris out. It is then sanded through a multi-step restoration process which includes sanding with 400, 800, 1000, 2000 grit and buffed back to its beautiful original shine. We then freshly chrome plate the handset bands to match the dial.

This is an extremely rare phone and likely the best representation of the Automatic Electric Number 2 phone.

The phone goes extensive through testing before to ensure it is in perfect working condition prior to shipping.

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