Known as the Picture Frame Style with Scalloped Top. Display Pop is a 10!
Pat April 4, 1899 Marked inside. Looks Mostly Original but Has Radio Conversion. Approx: 26" H x 8" W (case) x 13.5 D (to mouth piece), 23.25 lbs. Super Nice Monarch Brand Tiger Oak Crank Wall Telephone! Perfect display pop for any antiqued room, kitchen or other.
The rich toned tiger oak wood & shiny bells make this one jump off the wall. We only briefly tested the radio, but it operated when plugged in and we found a scratchy station or two, but then just left it alone. The radio may need a few adjustments to work correctly, but someone went to great efforts to convert it at some point. It has a 5 Bar Magneto, most of the knobs, gears and wiring from what we can tell.Not sure if a little oil or other may fix the crank, but it would need a new bell clapper transmitter installed for bells to work when cranked. The cabinet is marked Pat Date April 4, 1899.
It has the nice original lightning arrester knobs on top as well and Monarch plates on mouth piece and cabinet, The serial number on front is L245539. Monarch Manufacturing Company, Chicago was established in 1901, but were bought out by American Electric in 1925. Please look over all pictures taken for your consideration and use zoom feature if needed. You will notice the radio volume knob and a radio dial on one side, and some air holes were drilled in the back of cabinet, we assumed to cool radio transmitter perhaps.Please follow our store if you love rare antiques, primitives and collectibles of many types. We scour the land for the rarest and neatest of items for our Buyers who love them. We offer everything from rusty industrial to fine art by renowned US and foreign artists. We have Historic American, Antique advertising, Salesmen samples, Oil Paintings & sculptures by noted artists, Farm Primitives, Antique lighting fixtures and Aladdin lamps, militaria, Classic Comics, Sports Memorabilia and much, much more. It is our honor to offer these treasures to you. We offer premium quality items and provide lots of pictures (we count on our detailed photos to assist with describing the treasure) to assist you. Our packing is top notch (often taking 30 minutes to over an hour on delicate items). We exhaust ourselves to get your new treasure safely home.
The item "Antique Monarch Tiger Oak Crank Wall Telephone Tongue & Groove Cabinet 1901-1910" is in sale since Saturday, March 13, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Radio, Phonograph, TV, Phone\Telephones\Pre-1940". The seller is "new_life_antiques" and is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, New Zealand, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine, Croatia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay.