|PHONECO inc.||19813 East Mill Road · Post Office Box 70 · Galesville, WI 54630
Phone: (608) 582-4124 · Fax: (608) 582-4593 . Email: PHONECOINC@AOL.COM
|ANSWERING MACHINES & CORDLESS PHONES|
|General Questions and Answers: - (11)
Main Products Questions and Answers: - (3)
Payphones - (6)
Coin Operated Customer Owned Telephones - None
Payphone Parts - (2)
Wooden Wall Phones - (2)
Wooden Wall Phone Parts - (2)
Wooden Wall Phone Parts (continued) - (2)
Candlestick Phones - (6)
Candlestick Phone Parts - (4)
Country Junction Phones - (1)
More Country Junction Phones - None
Bakelite & Steel Phones of the 30s to the 50s - (3)
Question: I'm trying to locate the model number and year of a 300 series Bell
telephone I have ('37 or '39 302 it seems). I can't find any info on
the exterior. It's in excellent condition, works, has brown cloth
coil line, F-1 rec. I'm also interested in value.
Answer: The 302 was made in 1937. The case was designed by industrial designer, Henry
Dreyfuss. You can find these at back yard sales and flee markets for $10-20 and
up. Restored we sell them for $164.00 and up.
Question: Would you have access to parts for a Western Electric model 317P? It
seems to be intact, except for the transmitter.
Answer: Complete transmitter from the door out or just the transmitter and the little
screw in mouthpiece? If the later is the case you could go with the old
transmitter $85.00 + new mpc. $5.00
Or a new brass faceplate $12.50 + the mouthpiece. The complete OLD arm from the
door to the tip of the mpc would be$195.00, complete new one would be $37.00 +
Question: Greetings: Can you give me more info on the makes of the Kellogg
Redbar in regards to Enameled Steel vs. Bakelite? For instance,
production years and value/availability for both types. Additional
details such as fingerwheel finishes and cord types would also be
helpful. I am attempting to restore a Steel Redbar to near original
Also, do you recommend refinishing this phone, or will it lose value
if it is refinished in black? If refinishing the body is an option,
will you recommend the process and/or materials?
And finally, I noticed the reddish-brown Redbar on your products page?
Is this a bakelite or steel model? In its original form, did these
phones come with chrome or brass fingerwheels, cloth or rubber cords?
And what is the red button near the front of cradle for?
Thanks for all the info.
Answer: These were made between 37-50.
They had various finger wheels either chrome or black is appropiate. They came
with with cloth cords, coiled or straight rubber or vinyl. Call for further
More Bakelite & Steel Phones - None
Art Decorator Phones of the 20s - (4)
Phones from the 50s to the 70s - (1)
Decorator Phones - (3)
Old Style Reproduction Phones Created in the 70s & 80s - (1)
Novelty Phones - (1)
Novelty Phones (continued) - (1)
Eiffel Tower Phone - None
Ringer Boxes, Bells & Buzzers - (1)
ScissorGates & Brackets - None
Jukeboxes - None
Miscellaneous Products Questions and Answers: - (19)