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Model: WE 50 AL
Made by: Western Electric Co.
From: 1920s and 30s
Materials: brass
western electric model 50al antique candlestick telephone

Photos courtesy Frank Franowsky


This was the first WE dial candlestick, used in conjunction with the Bell System's new dial service beginning in 1921 in Norfolk, VA (previously all Bell calls had been operator-assisted, whereas independents using AE equipment had been quicker to adopt dial technology).


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