Automatic Electric Type 34 - Brass Trim

Automatic Electric Type 34 - Brass Trim
SKU 22036
Price: $749.95
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This Automatic Electric Type 34 Monophone was the first integrated deskset from Automatic Electric. It was manufactured from 1934-1938 and is great example of art deco design. The body on this phone is in remarkable condition and has no cracks or breaks. The bakelite still has a beautiful sheen that reminds of an era of quality long since past. The most striking thing about this phone is its Brass trim. The fingerwheel looks brand new and will definately attract attention. The reciever Also has the full brass trim and look at the reciever cap. The trim on the inside is impecable, you don't see that very often. As a finishing touch a new cloth covered handset cord and a modular line cord have been added to this claasic for ease of use and installation in your home or office. This is fantastic opportunity to own a fully functional piece of technology

The Restoration Process

Dial – The 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 repainted with a gloss black enamel. Unless the dial is removed, this is something you will rarely ever even see, but this is how it would have come from the factory. The number plate has been cleaned and a perfectly matching overlay has been applied. The finger wheel & dial card ring has been freshly buffed to show their high shine brass finish. A brand new die cut dial card and acetate cover have been added as well

Cords – The phone has been outfitted with brand new cloth covered cords that are made in house on the same type of equipment originally used by the phone companies. They look amazing. You can choose from either black or brown cloth cords. The line cord has a modular connection to facilitate a modern connection to your wall jack.

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 Bakelite with a smooth factory fresh finish. 

Handset – The Type 38 handset has been ultrasonically cleaned to get all embedded debris. It is then sanded with the same process as the shell and buffed back to its beautiful original shine. As a finishing touch, we have added brass handset bands

Base – The base is completely stripped of all its components and sealed with clearcoat. The components are then cleaned, tested and reinstalled.

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

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