Submitted by Name: renee malloy From: Santa Barbara, CA E-mail: Contact
Comments: We love your collection, especially the Charles Williams phones. He was married to my great-grandmother's sister. My grandmother, Ella Tuttle, and great-grandmother, Clara A. Cole lived with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Williams while she was attending college at Wellseley College @1900. The first phone was connected from his Court Street business to the E. E. Cole home in Somerville, Mass. They paid the neighbors to hand the phone line on their homes. Also, do you know who the First phone customers were? Do you show your collection to the public? Thank you so much for your collection. Renee Malloy, JD
Added: January 23, 2014
Submitted by Name: Dave From: Sorrento, british columbia ,Canada E-mail: Contact
Comments: looking at old phones to id the ones i have
Added: September 14, 2013
Submitted by Name: Robin From: Columbus, GA E-mail: Contact
Comments: Wonderful sight!
Added: August 29, 2013
Submitted by Name: bill From: louisville ky E-mail: Contact
Comments: Can anyone tell me how to wire a 592 ringer to a 202 western electric phone? Thanks, Bill
Added: July 19, 2013
Submitted by Name: Lokanath M.P. From: India E-mail: Contact
Comments: I was working in the Department of Telecommunications India since 1974. It is really exciting to go through and experience the old methods of Telecommunications . Really a great work and I appreciate all behind this site.
Added: June 11, 2013
Submitted by Name: Cully H From: Chowchilla, Ca. E-mail: Contact
Comments: I have a Model 317 H western electric telephone that has patent pending 1907 on inside of door. Also has locking screws on the left side of the door . Can you tell me what this may be worth. It also has NYPD P13 stamped on the inside back of the door
Added: June 3, 2013
Submitted by Name: oscar winberg From: sweden E-mail: Contact
Comments: With gratitude and a new-found interest in older phones "sends" Oscar of Sweden his heartfelt greetings!
Added: March 24, 2013
Submitted by Name: BOB WEISS From: BRESLAU, TX--NOWHERE BETWEEN HOUSTON AND SAN ANTONIO E-mail: Contact
Comments: GREAT POST! FASCINATING--THANK YOU. I DO LOCAL THEATRE, AND SOMETIMES NEED JUST TO MAKE AN OLD ROTARY RING--RING ONLY. ANY IDEAS? THANKS. BOB
Added: January 28, 2013
Submitted by Name: G. Ashley From: Dallas, Texas E-mail: Contact
Comments: Have a collection I am interested in selling. Looking for information on the old phones. I have about 10.
Added: October 3, 2012
Submitted by Name: Vickie Buck From: Woodlawn, Tennessee E-mail: Contact
Comments: This website is interesting and informative. My mother purchased what appears to be an old Western Electric telephone today at a thrift store. We have not been able to determine its age. It is a small oak box (approximately 10" X 7" with two "ringers" on the top and a rotary dial on the bottom. It has a oak hand set on the side. The ringers, dial, and metal on the hand set is nickle plated brass. The receiver has the bakelite parts. The works are accessed through hinges at the top. Any information about the age and possible value would be very much appreciated. My father worked for the Bell System for 35 years, so telephones are close to our heart.