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  1. Shirley Mead
    December 1, 2019 @ 8:58 pm

    Hello. Most recently I go my hands on a old telephone. I’m in need of history of the particular model. The label on it says Northern Electric Company Limited. It is a brown box that would mount on the wall. Two bells on top with a number dial on the front. It has the hand set (receiver) that hangs on one side with a crank on the other. Inside the box as well as on the back there is a number sequence what I think could be the model number N717AP with a small printed number 51. Are you able to help me with any info about this phone pls.
    Thank you


    • John
      December 3, 2019 @ 10:56 am

      We don’t have one in our collection but check out the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology looks like they have one.


      • Sheila Osborne
        September 27, 2021 @ 10:46 am

        I just bought two Northern Electric & Mfg. Co. box telephones. Model N317-E. Both are in good condition, bells work, cabinets are not damaged at all. One appears to be oak and the other one is a dark wood. Would you know when these were made? I paid $100 ea. I just wanted them as conversation pieces. Was that a good price!


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