Automatic Electric’s Type 40 Telephone

Pictured is the Automatic Electric type 40 telephone. This telephone was produced in large quantities during the 40’s. Constructed out of thick bakelite, these phones were meant to last a lifetime. Like the Western Electric 302, all its electronics are enclosed within the desk set. These phones are typically black, but color versions were also made. Sets have been found in ivory, red, orchid, and green.