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Automatic Electric Type 40 - Royal Blue

Automatic Electric Type 40 - Royal Blue

Regular price $419.95 USD
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History
The Automatic Electric Model 40 Monophone was introduced in 1938. This combined phone includes all the components required to operate within the casing, eliminating the need for an external network subset and ringer. The AE40 is a graceful example of art deco design. These rugged phones were made of solid Bakelite and were available in a variety of colours with various trim options This particular unit is the deluxe "chrome trim" version. It has chrome bands on the handset, a chrome fingerwheel, and a chrome "pickup" bar under the handset. This particular Type 40 has been refinished in Aqua, is fully refurbished, and is in excellent working condition. The dial has been lubricated and timed to ensure that it will give years of trouble-free service. We have added finishing touch, we have added new cloth handset and line cords

The Restoration Process

Dial – The dial has been fully disassembled, cleaned, lubed and timed to ensure years of trouble free service. The outer edge of the dial has been stripped and repainted with a gloss white enamel. Unless the dial is removed, this is something you will rarely ever even see, but this is how it would have come from the factory. The number plate has been cleaned and a perfectly matching overlay has been applied. We have added a brand new die cut dial card and acetate cover.

Cords – The phone has been outfitted with brand new cloth covered cords that are made in house on the same type of equipment originally used by the phone companies. They look amazing. The line cord has a modular connection to facilitate a modern connection to your wall jack.

Shell – The shell has been painstakingly put through a multi-step restoration process which includes sanding with 400, 800, 1000, 2000 grit. This ensures that there are no scratches, dents or dings. The shell is then professionally painted in a high gloss using Polane. This is a very durable and scratch resistant paint that will hold up for years. This is the same process the phone companies used to refurbish their own telephones. 

Base – The base is completely stripped of all its components and painted with a high gloss black. The components are then cleaned, tested and reinstalled.

The phone goes extensive testing before to ensure it is in perfect working condition prior to shipping.

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