Here is a Chrome original working antique round base 102 telephone that was patented in the late 1920s and produced by the Western Electric telephone company. This 102 round base model is much more rare than the oval base 202 which you more commonly see on Ebay.
The metal has went thru a glass bead blast process after it was taken apart completely . Then this telephone went thru a special triple plated chrome process . In other words it is triple plated show chrome and it is pretty much flawless .
The bakelite e1 handset with the spit cup mouth piece has been buffed and polished to a high shine.
This telephone has the older wraspy sounding Clickety -Clack sounding original Western Electric #4 dial. The dials rural plate is in mint condition with no wear. The dial has been cleaned, calibrated and properly lubricated. The solid brass finger wheel has been plated to a mirror finish.
The brown woven cloth cords match. The wall cord has a modular end so you can just plug it into your telephone wall receptacle and enjoy this fully functioning antique. You can dial out and receive calls and with the small ringer box provided you will hear that old bell ringing sound. The bottom has suede leather as was used on these telephones so you do not mar your furniture.This beautiful original telephone will make a nice display piece as well as being a fully usable working antique.
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