Wooden Telephone, Intercom Bell Box Mining Railroad

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 16, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House
I don't have much information on the history and use of this item, just speculation.

It is an oak box measuring, on the front panel, 5 3/8 inches wide by just over 6 1/2 inches tall. The back panel measures 5 7/8 inches wide by 6 7/8 inches tall. Excluding the mouthpiece, it is 3 3/8 inches deep. The mouthpiece flares out to 1 7/8 inches in diameter and protrudes a hair over 1 1/8 inch from the face of the box. The box is stamped 327 AB on the back ( the 3 could actually be a B - hard to tell ). T are two bells on top of the box and a receiver hook on the left side. The inside edge of the box is stamped ZREC on the side and 327 AB on the bottom. The back of the mouthpiece is stamped 294W, which I think is a Bell System number. The elderly gentleman I purchased this from stated he thought is was used by the railroad, but a fellow I know who is knowledgeable about older phone systems felt it could have been used in mining. I've included lots of photos to help you decide.

I invite questions and comments. I will combine shipping on multiple items.

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Buyer pays all shipping. Shipping charges are actual cost- I do not charge for handling. I ship Priority

Texas residents please add 8.25% sales tax. Thanks.|

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