Automatic Electric Ae 40 Vintage Art Deco Telephone
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Automatic Electric Ae 40 Vintage Art Deco Telephone:
First and foremost, as with all my phones, if after receiving this Automatic Electric Bakelite AE 40 telephone and you're not happy for any reason, even if it doesn't go with the wallpaper...
You may return the phone within 30 days in original condition and I'll immediately refund all of your money including insurance and shipping both ways... No questions asked.
The Automatic Electric Model AE 40 was the Rolex of desk telephones. They were elegant, finely detailed and found their place in many upscale fine homes as well the average working persons abode.
The AE 40 was introduced in the late 1930's and remained in production until the early 1950's.
This particular Automatic Electric is the 'uptown' version because it contains all of the sought after chrome options...handset accent rings, chrome grab handle, new old stock switch hook plungers, finger wheel and least we forget the chrome card retainer which is almost always missing.
The chrome on everything is in excellent condition with no pitting or rust.There is some typical minor surface wear on the grab handle near the plungers and also the chrome ring on the transmitter side. The finger wheel has slight hairline scratches again very typical.
The Bakelite body, which was buffed and polished to restore it's original factory shine. There are no cracks, chips or damage of any kind.
phone was completely disassembled cleaned, oiled as needed tested
andis in perfect operating condition...Simply plug it into any modern
telephone wall jack.
note the original rubber base gasket is free of cracks and in excellent condition. It is
soft and pliable.
Bakelite handset was buffed and polished and is also in excellent
condition with no cracks or chips. The handset and line cords are new
high quality replacements.. One more note, the Automatic Electric decal on the base
it is brand new old original stock.
Inside this phone are two individually tuned brass
bells that harmonize perfectly delivery a nostalgic ring long since
forgotten. You will not confuse a call on this phone.
This Automatic Electric AE 40 is ready to go, just plug it in and step back in time before caller ID, voice mail or... "Please listen closely as our menu options have changed "
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