Here is an original somewhat rare pretty much pristine working Western Electric A1 telephone deskset with its 295 A outside ringer subset with outside bells . This was the first deskset made after the candlestick telephone. It has the tall cradle and came out before the 102 telephone .
The telephone and its ringerbox were a very early subscriber set back in a time when things were much simpler . Not too many people had phones back then and many could not afford them
This deskset and ringer fully work .
It has its seamless E1 handset . Both the earpiece and mouth piece are seamless and there is a bullet transmitter.
The dial is the correct #2 HB .
The paint is very good on this phone and the bakelite is undamaged. The nickle plating on the bells is almost flawless.
It has nice matching brown woven cloth cords . The original brown bottom felt on the phone is suprisingly in exellent condition
The early 295A oak ringer works flawlessly when you plug it in . These wre used on candlestick mtelephones and A1 desksets .
The loud raspy clickety clack sound can be heard from the #2 dial which has been properly calibrated . Imagine what your friends and family will think when they see you using this awesome telephone. There is nothing like the sound from the nickel plated brass bells . Just plug it in , use and enjoy