Western Electric - 51AL - Brass

Western Electric - 51AL - Brass
SKU 21869
Price: $849.95
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Western Electric Model 51 Brass Dial Candlestick. Classic Roaring 20s Western Electric brass dial candlestick telephone. Solid brass construction with original molded black receiver. This antique telephone works on today's modern telephone system.

The candlestick is a style of telephone that was common from the late 1890s to the 1940s.  A candlestick telephone is often referred to as a desk stand, and upright, or a stick phone.  Candlestick telephones feature a mouth piece (transmitter) mounted at the top of the stand, and a receiver (ear piece) that is held by the user to the ear during a call.  When the telephone is not in use, the receiver rests in the fork of the switch hook that protrudes from the side of the stand, thereby disconnecting the audio circuit from the telephone network

Do you currently have any rotary phones?   If the answer is no, it is always a good idea to call your local phone company and check if they still support “pulse” dialing. If they do, you are all set to go.  If they do not, we offer an optional upgrade for this phone to allow the dial to work on tone only lines.

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. The number plate has been cleaned and a perfectly matching overlay has been applied. The finger wheel has been sandblasted and powder coated with a semi-gloss black 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 metal body has been stripped down and the brass body professionally buffed back to a beautiful shine. Over time, the brass will naturally tarnish leaving the surface with a gorgeous patina. However, with some metal polish, you can easily bring the shine back.

Receiver & Mouthpiece – Due to scarcity, our candlesticks will now be paired with a premium reproduction receiver and mouthpiece,

Network – The candlestick is outfitted with an unique network that fits in the transmitter housing. This allows the telephone to connect to a modern network without the need for a subset, although a subset with ringer is available.

Base – The base is carefully sand blasted and rewrapped with super soft pig skin suede leather to ensure it does not damage the table it proudly sits on.

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

 

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