This black retro Bakelite phone is still in very good condition. There are some paint flecks. It does not have a rotary dial, so possibly it was used on a direct line or in a hotel lobby. There is a tiny black push button near the cradle and the cloth covered cords appear to be original. There are tiny flecks of light colored paint on the phone. We do not know if the phone still works.
It has remnants of a paper label on the bottom. There is just enough left to be able to tell that the phone was made by Automatic Electric Company. This model was called the Monophone.
The base measures 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches.
Vintage Black Bakelite Direct Line Telephone Monophone