"From the style I would guess 1930s or 40s. I think it is not American but probably English, based on the use of the terms "ring off" and "earth" rather than "ground." It is a desk version of the typical wood wall phones…"
"Lorenzo Mazzaro , Take this to one of the Face book Phone sites . This looks to have its own generator . Do not touch the lead ends and crank it you will get a zap. Some of these do have real value . "
Hello all,I found this phone last week and trying to figure out how old it is and in what setting it was used. It looks like a phone that would have been in a train station or factory but that's just a guess.Any feedback would be great as always.Attached are 3 pics.ThanksLorenzoSee More
"I agree with LB Lorenzo. This is most likely a decanter of some kind. The outfit this gent has on looks to be from the 1900's. Those who would wear this type of costume would be in service job. ie.. Bell Boy, Messenger, driver etc.. "
"I agree with Mark that it looks like it was made in Japan maybe around the 1950's. It may not be a soldier, but a little boy. Anytime the cheeks are highlighted it is on children. It seems like some of the best possible examples are on eBay. I…"