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Model: 23D
Made by: Gray Telephone Pay Station Co.
From: circa 1910
Courtesy of: Gary Goff
western electric model 23D coin antique telephone pay station

Photo courtesy Gary Goff


This is an early model coin telephone – a 'post-pay' model, which meant that the operator would make the connection for you and then ask you to deposit the coins. Note the 'outside terminals' (OST) on the receiver.


For a good overview of early pay stations, see the 1912 Gray Telephone Pay Station catalog in the PDF library.


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