Ericsson’s Bakelite telephone was first distributed world-wide in the 1930s. It was called the Swedish type of telephone and set the standard for the newer generation of how a telephone should look. These telephones were used worldwide for over 30 years. This specific item has been fully restored to its original working condition and has been adapted to be working with the US standard telephone plug (ready to use). No additional color coating has been added to maintain its original look and feel.