antique Western Electric telephone generator

is a antique Western Electric telephone generator Hand cranked to power up I've seen the generator in the old war and western movies. This generator has horse shoe magnets. The generator dose turn the cranke handle not streight. I don't know if it works or not I don't have a old telephone to try it on. The generator is about 6"x3 1/2x 7" I'll guess the weight at 12lb. This may be a military item I don't know. I'm giving free insurance. I'll start the auction at $9.99 S&h $16.00 fedex only. This item is heavy.