The telephone has changed over time. As the
telephone system improved, so did the telephone itself. Here are some
pictures of some old telephones, and links to many others.
note: We don't own any of these phones. We just find pictures of them on the
web and show them to you. If you're interested in buying old phones, try
Telephone World's Telephone
Western Electric Telephones
Pictures of Western Electric (Bell System) phones from 1920s to 1984.
Collection of Automatic Electric
Pictures of Automatic
Electric (GTE) phones from 1920s to 1984.
from the Museum of Communications (Seattle, WA) of old central office
switching equipment, old telephones (crank and dial type) and other miscellaneous old telephone
and electronics equipment from yesteryear.
Links to other Old Telephone Collections
If you want a complete history of old (and I mean really OLD telephones),
this is the place to go! Everything you wanted to know (and more) but were
afraid to ask!
Tribute To The Telephone - Files and Photos
Photographs and descriptions of old telephones and telephone equipment.
Vince Budnick's Cavalcade of Phones
Photographs and descriptions of old
telephones - Western Electric, Automatic Electric, Stromberg-Carlson, and
Telephhones as Entertainment
Photographs, newspaper clippings and
more! Specializing on listing every single model number for every phone
created! Also has wonderful picture history on prototypes. Automatic
Electric & Western Electric and more!