1956 Vintage Black Rotary Phone For Sale-Bell System

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John cleaned out the garage today and guess what he found? Several black rotary Bell System phones, which Bill, the previous owner, had left behind.

This particular model is from March 1956. It’s in good condition. It’s not damaged and it doesn’t have any cracks; it just needs to be wired for use. It has a clear plastic button in the lower left corner. I’m assuming it was a hold button in order to switch to another line?

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When I turned the phone over, the bell made a noise so the ringer works.

If anyone would like to buy this nostalgic phone, please email me at suefogwell@gmail.com

Payment is via PayPal or credit card.

The phone price is $50 plus shipping ($15) to a USA address. I don’t ship to Hawaii or Alaska.

I also posted a 13-second video of the rotary phone on my Instagram account.

Some of the other rotary phones are from the early to mid sixties and are office phones. They would make great props.

A Visit to Vintage Home in Paoli, PA

Today, I stopped in Vintage Home not far from Brick House 319. For months, I’ve been driving by the shop, and today, I finally had some spare time to take a peek.

A collection of stenciled pillows with Main Line towns and their zip codes is at the entrance of the spacious store.

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Vintage Home blends old and new rustic pieces. The lower part of the store has mostly faux vintage pieces. The upper part of the store has a large selection of vintage pieces such as solid wood dressers, armoires, hutches, tables, chairs and end tables–some refreshed with paint and others waiting for a fresh coat.

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The first thing that caught my eye was a horizontal birch tree suspended from the ceiling with dangling glass lanterns.

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I liked the pair of stools which had baseball inspired stitching on the seats.

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I had my eye on this distressed armoire…

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There’s a collection of salvaged ceiling tiles and mirrors.

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The two 1930s inspired bakers’ racks really fooled me; I thought they were vintage…

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I started browsing the vintage pieces on the upper level…

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A table with drawers and matching bench from the 1920s…

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This is a creative piece (not for sale): The large shelving display unit is constructed out of old conventional doors as well as the sides, and the top is a glass-paned door.

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All of the lighting is faux vintage…

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Someone bought this piece while I was in the store…

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Made out of a bicycle wheel…

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Vintage mahogany side tables.

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Retro Objects: Decorate with Antique Milk Cans

We have two old milk cans which John got from a former client a few years ago. She was moving and told John she was throwing them out, he rescued them and brought them home.

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Are they from the 1930s or 1940s, maybe even the 1920s? I wish one of my grandparents was still alive, they would know the answer. My grandfather was born in 1898!

I would like to clean them up, get the rust off and put a fresh coat of black paint on both.

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Some people utilize old milk cans in their entry way for umbrellas. We never use umbrellas so I will probably use them for decorative purposes, maybe one in the kitchen and another in the living room. As always, suggestions welcome!