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Type 183 Spacemaker - Pink

Type 183 Spacemaker - Pink

Regular price $249.95 USD
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Fantastic Automatic Electric Type 183 Spacemaker - Classic 1960's MCM Design!

Wall phones were once a staple product for telephone companies. I'm sure many of us can still remember those long phone calls on the old rotary dial telephone hanging on the kitchen wall. Although not as popular now, wall telephones can still serve both a decorative, and functional purpose in many household.

Through the years Automatic Electric made many different types of wall phones. The Model 183 was first introduced in 1958 to replace the aging Model 43 design that had been in production since 1938. Spacemaker phones were designed specifically for cramped environments like small apartments.

The Model 183 has an internal network so it does not require a separate subset in order to connect to the line. Due to the obvious size limitations of the housing, however, a ringer was not included internally, but could be added externally if desired. These phones were available in a variety of colors.

This Model 183 has been expertly repainted so that the entire phone has a "like new" look and feel. The result is nothing less than spectacular! If needed, an optional ringer can be purchased separately to notify of you incoming calls.

The dial has an excellent numeric porcelain dial plate that shows virtually no wear and a custom matching Automatic Electric dial center. It has been overhauled, timed and lubricated to ensure years of trouble free service.

As a finishing touch, a new pink curly handset cord, and a pink modern modular line cord have been added to this classic. All components have been fully overhauled and tested to ensure that they will function properly both now, and in the years to come.

This wonderful piece of history carries a one year parts and labor warranty subject to our standard terms and conditions.

Do you currently have any rotary phones? If the answer is no, it is always a good idea to call your local phone company and check if they still support “pulse” dialing. If they do, you are all set to go. If they do not, your phone will not be able to place calls without a converter. We have internal converters that we install during assembly available for $79.95.

- Dials * and # from your rotary phone to access computerized services.
- Use legacy equipment on tone-only lines.
- Compatible with VOIP services.
- Provides last number redial functionality.
- Adds 7 programmable speed dial locations

As an alternative, we provide an option to use this phone as an extension of your cell phone. The XLink Bluetooth gateway is an device external to the phone that gets it’s power from a standard AC outlet. The cord from the phone will then connect to a phone jack on the gateway. When you pair the gateway to an active Bluetooth enabled cell phone, you will be able to use the vintage phone just like it was connected to a traditional landline. When someone calls your cell phone, the vintage phone will ring, and you will be able to dial out using the dial on the vintage phone. If you want to be able to call # and * using your rotary dial, you will also need to add the pulse to tone converter option.
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