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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 25, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

Up for auction and from an estate are these (2) antique telephone magnetos.

I am not an expert on these types of items so be sure to check out all of my pictures and make sure you can use them and that they are complete enough for you to use. I know that one of them is not complete because it is missing its handle.

I found out real quick like how to test them because I was holding one of them while I was cranking the handle and I got shocked...lol, it wasn't funny at the time but I did figure out that if you touch all three screw heads on the left while you crank it, it produces voltage. I rotated the gear on the magneto that was missing its handle with my hand and it also produced voltage. So, to sum everything up...they both seem to produce voltage when the gear is turned and one of the magnetos is missing a handle.

I don't know how much power each one of these magnetos generate as t is nothing marked on them to tell me and I have no way to test them to see.

At the same estate and in the same box was this telephone part seen below, it is marked...





I am giving you this telephone part for free since it has some damage to the center of the earpiece/mouthpiece????? Maybe you can use it and maybe you can't.

Thank You!


The flat rate for Shipping , Handling, Insurance and Tracking to any U.S. address will be $15.00

Due to the extreme size and weight of this lot, I may have to ship in multiple boxes!

International bidders will need to inquire via e-mail as shipping & handling rates vary per country.

P.O. Boxes - Please note: Some items are unable to be shipped to P.O. boxes (usually larger/heavier items).

This lot will ship via Fedex only and not to a P.O. box.


For each auction I try to calculate a reasonable flat rate cost for shipping & handling of your item. I always put delivery confirmation, signature confirmation or a Fedex tracking number on all packages I ship.

I use Strong sturdy boxes and a combination of styrofoam, large & small bubble wrap, packing paper, re-inforced tape & much more to ensure your item(s) arrive safe. Any extra money left over from the actual shipping cost helps with these shipping materials.


Payment must be received within 10 days of the auctions end date unless other arrangements have been made.

The forms of payment accepted are: Paypal, money order, cashiers check and personal/business checks. PayPal payments must be verified and have a confirmed shipping address. I prefer payment by U.S.P.S. money order. If a personal or business check is presented as payment, a 12 day waiting period will be enforced to ensure the check fully clears. After the 12th day, I will ship your item. TERMS We reserve the right to cancel bids of bidders with unsatisfactory ratings or with numerous negative feedbacks. All sales are final and items are sold "as is". See my feedback and bid with confidence! I offer antique/collectible, estate finds. I knowingly sell no fakes/reproductions, and make a concerted effort to accurately describe and photograph items for the purpose of assisting potential bidders in making an informed buying decision. My observations may differ from yours, so it is incumbent on the bidder to study/research the photos provided, request additional photos w necessary and ask any questions prior to placing a bid.

I must collect a 6.50% sales tax on all items shipped to an Illinois address.

Thank You!

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