Antique German W48 Phone

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    I bought this phone in the Mauerpark fleamarket. It looked really cool and old. I wired up a new wall plug for it and it works fine.

    It turns out that it probably isn't that old, after all. This page (German, English translated) says that the W48 was made starting in 1948, but the DDR continued to produce them until the 1970s. Wow.

    The main indication that this may be an older phone is the wire to the handset is straight, stiff, and cloth-wrapped instead of curly and plastic wrapped.

    mira_foto, cybermax.jp, and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. genevievelepine 80 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Phone Call, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. Consumerist Dot Com 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called www.flickr.com/groups/63543126@N00/, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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