Genuine 1930’s American Rotary Dial Wall Telephone

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Restored and fully working, this neat and robust American wall phone is supplied with a new plug-in ringer, complete with flashing red light.  Ideal for the garage, workshop or where space is limited.  

If you are looking for a good quality period telephone that performs well and is fully guaranteed, this rare and unusual model will be a great conversation piece. Although not seen in the UK, this wall phone occasionally appears in American black & white movies from the pre war period of the 1930’s.

The Space Saver has been thoroughly serviced having its internal wiring replaced, a new curly cord and a 9 ft (2.8m)  line cord fitted with a BT plug, ready to use. It is compliant with modern telephony practice, dials smoothly and has clear speech in both directions.  Your own number disk can be supplied.

The telephone comes with its original wall or panel mounting bracket and is very easy to install. 

The telephone can also be adjusted to suit its location. The handset & cradle can be positioned to the left, right or centre of the unit.  The dial mount can be turned through 180 degrees and tilted up or down. This can be very useful in a confined space.  I will set the position to suit you, or if you prefer to do it, full instructions are supplied.

The Space Saver has been completely refurbished with all parts thoroughly sanitised. The rotary dial has been adjusted to send the correct impulses using modern calibrated test equipment.  Components have been added to the circuitry in order to comply with current standards. All my telephones are thoroughly tested with an analyser and on a standard telephone line before sale.  It’s worth checking that your land line accepts pulse dialling before purchase.  In most cases they do. 

Please note:  the telephone has no internal bell, an external ringer with useful flashing red light simply plugs in with the telephone. The images of the ringer with the telephone connected are shown.

Space Saver Info

Bell Systems USA, Western Electric ‘Space Saver’, model 43 A 

Manufactured:  1939

System type:  Loop disconnect, impulse dial

REN: 1 with ringer

Height of unit:   30 cm

Width of unit:      8 cm

Handset:   Western Electric, F1  (Bakelite)

Body: Western Electric model 43A  (steel)


This telephone was constructed when the ‘built to last’ philosophy prevailed. Still in excellent condition after 60 years or so, you can expect many more years of good service.  Any brand new parts fitted are of the very best quality.

Please buy with confidence, I offer a one year guarantee with lifetime support in the unlikely event of a fault developing later.   Please see my feedback to view my reputation.

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