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5 CENT PHONES, MADE 1920-1935
GRAY/WE 50K
ON 139A BRACKET
NON DIAL, POST-PAY
WE 55C WE 155G
GRAY/WE 50G
WITH 2AC DIAL, PRE-PAY
BOTH ARE DIAL, PRE-PAY
CONVERTED TO 10 CENTS IN 1950S
MODEL 161A
  THIS IS THE FIRST MODEL  PAYPHONE MADE BY
WESTERN ELECTRIC AFTER THEIR SEPERATION FROM GRAY.  THIS WAS DONE ONCE GRAY'S PATTENTS RAN OUT. IT IS A 5 CENT PREPAY PHONE
SEE THE INSCRIPTION BELOW
INSCRIBED ON ABOVE
GRAY 50G WITH RURAL DIAL
WE 653AX  IT APPEARS THAT DURING WW2 WESTERN ELECTRIC SALVAGED OLD PAYPHONES AND CUT THEM DOWN INTO WALL PHONES.  THE DIAL IS A #2
WE 181 WE 182
WE 174G
WE 191G
WE 193H
WE 196C WE 212G
WE 197
WE 233 WITH ORIGINAL CHROME FINISH NOTE THE DISCONNECTED PLACK MOUNTED TO THE COIN SLOTS.
THIS IS AN ACTUAL OUT OF SERVICE WE PAYPHONE THAT WAS BRONZE PLATED AND GIVEN TO AN EXECUTIVE AS A RETIREMENT GIFT.
WE 1234 THE FIRST TOUCH TONE PAYPHONE. THESE WERE USED FOR A VERY SNORT TIME.
WE 236 THIS MODEL NO LONGER REQUIRED A SUBSET OR RINGER BOX.
NEWER 139 BRACKET
AE #62. WITH TYPE 40 HANDSET & STEEL SHROUD AE 66E-10 WITH TYPE 34 HAND SET BAKELITE SHROUD
GRAY 75A MADE FOR AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC. GRAY 34A-10 MADE FOR AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC.
I CAN NOT IMAGINE WALKING OUT OF A BUILDING CARRYING THIS CASE WITH 9 FILLED 3 SLOT PAYPHONE COIN BOXES.  IT WEIGHS A LOT NOW:
KEY TO RELEASE LIGHT BULB IN PHONE BOOTH
2 EARLY COIN BOXES
NORTHERN ELECTRIC #2236 TOUCH TONE 3 SLOT PAYPHONE.
1A              2A
TWO WESTERN ELECTRIC PAY PHONE ADS
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