***Orders placed from August 15 through August 25 will not ship until August 27, 2018. Thank you. Please feel free to contact me with your questions. *** A piece of Americana from the early 1900's. Early wood telephone boxes like this are just going to keep getting harder to find. So many possibilities. Just the way it is, it's a fabulous piece of rustic vintage decor. Or you could use the box for an alternate repurposed use such as a display cabinet or bathroom medicine chest. Would make an awesome shadow display box like I have pictured for you in 3rd and 4th photos. Or here is a telephone box for the person who would want to restore an original telephone.
This paragraph was taken from Collector's weekly:
Wood phones. Early wood phones (1876-1900) were hand crafted in small shops, often made from walnut or other valuable woods. They usually have multiple 'boxes' to hold batteries, a hand-cranked magneto to signal the operator, and a transmitter. Later wood phones (1900-1940s) were mass produced and are more commonplace.
The way the box is consitructed makes me believed this was more mass produced.
As you can see in the photos, the hanger is still present along with it's accompanying hardware on the top sheff. The middle shelf slides out and has four holes - probably where the original crank mechanism was bolted. The hole is on the side where the crank was.
Approximate measurements: 21 x 7 x 5 inches
Obviously this box has lots of general wear on it. Just has a great patina. Please examine all photos before purchase. I would be happy to provide more photos or information about this box if you have specific questions.
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Found in Millersburg, Ohio. Amish country.
So chances are I can ship it to you at a less expensive rate if you live in the continental US. Contact me prior to transaction so I can check on FedEx shipping to your location.
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I pride myself in being a shipping perfectionist. My items are very well packed with lots of layers of bubble wrap and filler. I often double box. I ship worldwide. Items will be shipped within two to three business days of the order being placed. USPS will be used in most cases. Buyer pays shipping and will receive tracking information.
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IMPORTANT: All the items are sold in "as-is" condition. Vintage items may have chips, stains, markings, discolorations, and other flaws. These "imperfections" brings a history and character to vintage items which cannot be reproduced in a factory. The condition of all items is described as accurately as possible. Please read the listing description details carefully and examine all photos.
All items are sold in "as-is" condition. Vintage items may have chips, stains, markings, discolorations, and other flaws. These "imperfections" bring a history and character to vintage items which cannot be reproduced in a factory. The condition of all items is described and shown as accurately as possible. Please read the listing description details carefully and examine all photos in zoom prior to purchase.
I love to shop and find special items for customers. If you are looking for a particular type of item, let me know and I will see what I can find for you and email you pictures of possibilities. I can also put together a grouping of decorative items for you.