“Love. Hate. Desperation. Intrigue. What conversations may this wonderful old phone have witnessed?” - Cherie Fehrman -
This is a great Bakelite telephone dating from about 1930 impressed with the mark “Bell System, Manufactured by Western Electric.” Model D1 made in the U.S.A. Bakelite is one of the first plastics made from synthetic components and was developed by the Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland. Because of its non-conductive and heat-resistant properties it was often used in radio and telephone casings, electrical insulators and kitchen appliances. The retro appeal of old Bakelite products have made them highly collectible. This phone was purchased from an antique and vintage telephone collector. It is in good condition. The cord between the handset and base appears to have been replaced with an updated “curly” cord. Old phones can be renovated for current use, but they also make great conversation pieces, decorative accents, or objects to stimulate your imagination as you wonder what human drama they have overheard.
Year: Early 20th Century
Measurements: approximately 9 inches long x 5 inches high
Catalog Number: F3038
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