This table phone has huge "Mickey Mouse" receiver with rounded earpiece and mouthpiece, and a crank mechanism.
In order to make a call on these, a person had to crank it to ring the operator, who would then help place a call.
The number for this is hand-written in pencil, 517.
This measures 8 and a half by 5 and 3/8". The receiver is about 9" long and 8 and 3/4" around the mouthpiece.
It is heavy: it weighs 7 # (with no packaging)
Condition: there is a chink out of the front (that measures 3/4" x 1.25", angled), and another one out of the back (5/8" by 1/4" angled) by the center back screw. Just noticed a little chip out of the number plastic cover, too. We've included photos for you to inspect. Pricing lower, accordingly.
This is perfect as a theater prop, or to use for display with your vintage collectibles.
We assume this is bakelite but we haven't tested it yet (we just ran out of simichrome).
Estimated era: 1930s to 1940s.