Bell's First Commercial Telephone 1877

reproduction by Arthur Grey Kruger

1947 WE Clear case phone

Western Electric 26

1923 Kellogg 150G switchboard

Federal  and Century Split shaft phone


Paris France

Western Electric 208

Extremely rare Western Electric Special Type 282A 100 station peg dialer

The peg dialer was introduced in Queens, New York in 1902. Only 40 other systems were installed in small communities in the northeast. The switching system was Bell's answer to a dialing system. Most of the systems were discontinued when they outgrew the 100 line capacity. The peg dialer was produced by Western Electric between 1902 and 1904. Bell discontinued the Queens system in 1904. In 1916 that Bell bought the patents from Automatic Electric Company for the dial system and then introduced the dial telephone in 1919

1902 Ericsson 388 reproduction

1905 Stroger wall Phone

WE 202 Clear case by Ray Kotke

American Electric No. 37

1916 Limousine Telephone

This is 1878 Charles Williams telephone commonly called a "Coffin" telephone.  It was made for the National Bell Telephone Company.  This phone is the first magneto signaling telephone. It is sound powered.  You talk and listen into the receiver.  Later in order to improve the talk volume a Blake transmitter and battery was added externally to the phone.  This early phone was made only 2 years after the telephone was invented in 1876.

Grey 23-D

Early String Phone Circa 1880's

1916 Ericsson Interphone

1902 Western Electric 282A Peg Dialer

Strowger Candle Stick

WE 565 HK Marbleized Plastic.

Pigart Lebas Paris France

Western Electric A1

Close up of the Vanity Phone

Grey 10A Shield Payphone on a Kellogg wood phone

American Electric No. 37

Eiffel Tower Telephone

WE space saver

Field trial tone dial

American Electric Bell

Number 9

1898 Stronberg-Carlsen

Watson Thumper 1877, Reproduction by John Infurna

Western Electric  130

Doughnut Phone

Western Electric GN4676

WE3565 Autovon Key Set

American Electric Bell

Number  10

1884 Vanity Long Distant Phone

Western Electric 22K

Speaking Tube

Gallows Telephone 1875


Western Electric 43AB

With Rail Road Subset

Very rare 1932 WE field test phone D95137

Some of my favorite telephones

1012 WE Switchboard