1970s Ohio Bell Black Vintage Rotary Dial Telephone

1970s Ohio Bell Black Vintage Rotary Dial Telephone
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Quick Information
Product CodeTEL0540
Stock Level1
ManufacturerBell System
Mfg. LineOhio Bell
Brand NameWestern Electric
Mfg. Model No.500DM
Item AgeVintage
Item Size8-3/4L x 8W x 4-3/4H
Item Weight4 lbs. 6 oz.
Item Weight does not include the shipping box and packing material

$29.99

 
Product Description
Black Bell System rotary dial desk telephone
Not for Sale
Western Electric

Testing results from standard landline connected directly to a wall jack:
Calls can be made and received
Adjustable volume from high to low

Plastic dial turns as it should
Coil cord from phone to handset has no kinks or twists
9 ft. straight cord from phone to wall jack

Bottom:
500DM 7-77
500DM 8-78
Property of Ohio Bell - Not for Resale
For Sales or Service on AT&T Products call 1-800-555-8111
Blue Service Date: 8-23-84 Model: Store
Stamped - 57 C/D 500 10-56

No cracks or chips in the housing
Four feet pads on the bottom are very nice
Graphics and paint are in very good condition with below normal blemishes for age and use. The ear piece does show a little more wear than the rest of the phone, but it does not distract from the phone at all.

Note four prong hookup box:
I removed the wires from the box and hooked the cord to a phone jack. The old phone worked great!
FYI: I attached the red and yellow wires on the cord to the red on the jack to get the ringer to work. Of course, also attach green to green. I only mention this because if you attach color to color the ringer doesn't work.
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