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Items on this page are generally relatively unusual, scarce or
available in limited quantities.

 
On this page:  AE autovon  WE/military Autovon   558  500T  AE880  AE890  CoinCases  Parts Other Items







AE
                Autovon Set
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Automatic Electric AUTOVON set

Much harder to find than its Western Electric counterparts.

A few minor cosmetic issues.  Email for details and more photos.


   $1000 or trade involving a set of similar scarcity and interest.

(Hint: I'm especially fond of Western Electric field trial sets.)

WE 3568HT
              AUTOVON Set
TA-814/G Secure telephone

(Modified Western Electric 3568HT AUTOVON set)

     (SOLD. I am cataloging a similar set. Email for details.)


Keyset with the 66-type dial including FO, F, I and P button column.

This one is a military version with a huge line cord and large plug on the end.  There's minor damage on the back around the cord hole (which had to be enlarged for this special line cord.

This is an unusual variation of an unusual keyset! 

Email for details and more photos.


   $1200 or trade involving a set of similar scarcity and interest.
WE558F 558 Wall Phone   (Sold)
 
2-line wall phone with exclusion key and line signaling.  Check for colors and variations available.  Only a few left.  

Price: $150.  
 
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(Other 2-line phones are usually available.)


WE500T

WE500T Terminal Strip
Western Electric 500T 

Early version in the 500 series, included the original 425A network and a terminal strip for handset connections.  Standard 500 black case, similar to the WE500D. 

Price:$180.


Other collectible 500-series variations are available.  Email for details.

AE880 Executive
              Speakerphone AE880 Executive Speakerphone  (SOLD)

Early large format with huge on/off switch and "space-age" styled speaker. Normally available in black. 

Email for availability and price of other variations and colors.  Occasionally available in green or beige. 
 

AE890 Data Phone AE890 Data Phone   (SOLD)

Developed before all exchanges went touchtone, so you could dial your computerized service using the rotary dial, then talk to the service using the touchtone pad.  (Uses the same basic case as the 880, but is NOT a speakerphone.) 
 
You can dial with either method, so it makes an interesting (and useful) display of the transition period from rotary dial service to touchtone.  

Currently available in beige.  Only one left.


Coin Collector's Case from Bell System Training
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Bell System Coin Collector's Case and contents

   (SOLD.  I have a similar item coming.)

This case was used in the Training Department of New Jersey Bell to teach students how to manage a collection route.

It is in excellent condition.

Includes 4 coin cans for single slot payphones, T handle, Out of service cards (back in Spanish), Out of Service sticker booklet, instruction cards, coin envelopes, a few tools, miscellaneous screws, etc.


Coin Case Closed   Coin Case - 9 slots
 
Coin Case - 6 slots   Coin Case - 4 slots
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Bell System Coin Collector's Cases  (Sold)

Empty cases with dividers for 4, 6 or 9 coin collection cans.

Apparently unused (or gently used).
WE 12-E Connection Block Western Electric 12-E Connection Block

A wonderful example of thorough packaging.  The 6 terminal block and cover are first wrapped in brown paper, then inserted in a foil lined hermetically sealed bag, then boxed.  Keeps the spare parts as good as new for generations. Anchor logo on the label suggests a Navy order -- your tax dollars at work.  Label  on bag and box reads: 

         STK.NO.3Z770-6.14   
         1 EACH   
         BOARD TERMINAL   
         W.E.CO.CONN.BLOCK 12-F   
         ORDER NO.18582-PH-51-14   
         CP 10/51   
         WESTERN ELECTRIC CO.   
         CHICAGO,ILLINOIS.  
  
Yours will be NOS and unopened!

AE Receiver Diaphragm Automatic Electric Receiver Diaphragm

Here's another extreme packaging example... a simple 2 1/8" diaphragm packed with a sack of dehydrating agent in corrugated cardboard in a foil lined hermetically sealed bag.  Packed 32 to a carton. Wouldn't want your diaphragm stock getting bent or rusty!  Notice the similarity of labeling: 

        1 ea. Diaphragm:Receiver   
        Stock No. 4B721-3/5   
        Part No. AutoElec. #D-38194   
        Item No. 36   
       Order No. 21734-PH-45-26    
       VPP 6/45    
       WICKES ENGR. & CONSTR. CO.   
       CAMDEN, N.J.    
       "PACKED WITH DEHYDRATING AGENT ---   
        DO NOT OPEN UNTIL READY FOR USE." 
  
Yours will be NOS and unopened!

Cord Weights
Cord Weights

Used under manual switchboards to retract cords, returning the jacks to the rest position. Cords were threaded around the pulley, which is just above the weight. 
 
Marked 119 on one side and P287992 on the other side. 4 3/8" high.
  All phones are used and refurbished unless noted, and can be expected to show some wear signs on close inspection.
Prices include cleaning, polishing, mechanical servicing and warranty.  See FAQ for details.
Prices for phones in "as found" condition or with cosmetic blemishes will be quoted on request.

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Variations of WE500 series (other than 500D)

Lineman's Test Sets (Butt Sets)
Bell System dialer pens and pencils
WE500 dial plate advertising overlays

Extension bell ringer boxes
 

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