American Electric potbelly desk set.


potbelly (American Electric Telephone Company)
American Electric Telephone Company
Mint, original condition.


Rare American Electric model No. 41 potbelly desk set with marked transmitter, marked again on the neck of the potbelly shaft. Shield cutout in the switch hook. This candlestick is in mint original condition, including the red rubber base plate. Correct early American Electric marked outside terminal receiver. Please see the ad from an original January, 1902 issue of Electrical World and Engineer magazine (bottom left ad) to see this telephone promoted back in 1902. And also a scan from an original 1901 full page ad from American Electric, and one more ad from Telephone Magazine in 1900 promoting this potbelly.


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