Lm Ericsson/telefonfabriken 1896 Antique Telephone Tunnan **giant Rarity** L.m. For Sale
Now on sale: antique L.M. Ericsson/ Telefonfabriken / Stockholms TelefonTUNNAN (=barrel)desk Eiffel Tower magneto telephonefrom 1896-1902. VERY VERY RARE AND HARD TO FIND PHONE! This special model was only made between 1896-1902 and it's production was ended when L.M. Ericsson bought Telefonfabriken company at 1902. This type of phone in general is also known as: Skeleton, Skeletal, Taxen, The Sewing Machine, Luuranko etc. SELLING WITH LOW STARTING PRICE AND ! Extremely nice collectable phone. This is an original Swedish version that was made only in Stockholm Sweden! SERIALNUMBER is visible in the side brass and reads: 24994. It's a proof of authenticity, but exact manufacturing year between 1896 and 1902 can't be determined.Sothis phone is111-117 years old!As I'm selling with , this is a really good chance for you to own this milestone of telephone history. Extremely wanted and valuable phone. At least TEN TIMES MORE RARE than a regularEiffel TowerSkeletal phone, because these were made only for FIVE years! Also the design is very much different from a regular skeletal when looking closely.
Legs (that are working as magnets) are painted metal with original transfers and decals. They are worn but still visible, especiallythe gold lines going around the legs(see all pictures please.) the flower decorations, only gold lines.Also word "TELEPHONE" is faintly seen on legs. This patine only makes this phone more authentic.The black paint on top "barrel" is chipped, but it's ALL ORIGINAL. Can be painted again if needed. Authentic and distinct braces between legs! Paws are painted wood. Original round "Stockholms Telefon" mark featuring an earpiece on the front. The covering "window" has some craks but stays in place well. Phone deck is dark brown ebonite and has few cracks on it above the bell coils. They are fixed at some point back in this item's history, and hold well in place. Fixing is hard to notice. Handset is RARELY ALL ORIGINAL, good and complete! Even the mouthpiece horn is original and made of bakelite! No wall connection part included, it's cord is cut after 10cm. Original handset cord is in nice condition, although it'sreconnected after beingcut in the middle.Bells are original, shiny and nice. The handset cradle and crank leverare untwisted. Unusually so!
Allaround condition isgood consideringitem's age.NO PARTS MISSING, exept the wall connection part mentioned before. Original unrestored condition andoriginal surface finish.Only cleaned gently.I can't be sure about all of the telephone's inside connections, so there is no ringer when cranked butthe inductor turns around with no problems! Phone cover is seen opened in the pictures, all parts are there and nothing missing.Phone cover was originally designed to be opened easily for maintenance.
A MUST HAVE for any vintage / old /retro phone collector. Or greatas a home decorative item! Swedish quality bordstelefon / altes telefon / tischapparat.You don't see these sold often, so here's your chance! This kind of extremely rare telephone is a good investment too. Happy offerding and good luck! Remember to add to your watch list.
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P.S. I am an antique telephone collector from Finland selling items from my large personal collection. Contacts from other collectors are welcome.
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