This Great Lakes Salvaged Ship Telephone was manufactured by the Automatic Electric Company out of Chicago, Illinois. The model number is “TYPE SPB MODEL 1”. The boat that this was salvaged off was one of the boats owned by the Steinbrenner family’s company, Kinsman.
This sound powered phone measures 20 inches tall not including any cords that hang down, the phone body itself is only 7.3 inches wide. When mounted to the wall it will extend out by about 5.75 inches and weighs 8.1 pounds.
Our ship phone is in as-found condition with no verification of the working condition. It is a great historical piece and it displays very well! Just the thing for your nautical themed décor or office.
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