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Model: AE 40 Monophone
Made by: Automatic Electric Co.
From: 1939-1950s
Materials: bakelite body and handset
automatic electric model 40 antique telephone monophone

Photos courtesy Frank Franowsky

Automatic Electric model 40 monophone antique telephone color chart brochure

AE40 color selection advertisement

automatic electric monophone antique telephone label


The AE40 made a cameo appearance in the 1999 movie, "The Matrix." Usually labelled 'Monophone' on base.


Plain black or colored bakelite body; silver, brass or gold brushed handset bands and finger wheels, butler's handle, deluxe extensicord.


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