Automatic Electric 80

How to buy this phone if you live within the USA

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Place your order by telephone by calling 651-368-9479 to pay by credit card or arrange payment by money order.

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If you live outside the USA, please e-mail me to get a shipping quote and make purchase arrangements.

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$16.95 will be added to the price for shipping


Item #AE80BK


Item #AE80JG


Item #AE80WH


Item #AE80TU


Item #AE80RE

(Professionally Refinished)

Item #AE80PK


Item #AE80YE

The Automatic Electric Company (later known as GTE) was located originally in Chicago, IL. Their model 80 was the competitor for the Western Electric 500.

The big sales pitch was for their "walking cradle". The cradle on the Western Electric 500 required you to set the handset down square, maybe sometimes missing. The design of the "walking cradle" allowed you to "come close" to hanging up the phone, and the handset would fall into place. This is the biggest visual difference between the 80 and the 500.


For information on rotary dialing, CLICK HERE

Digital Conversion
(For using your phone on a digital line. See the page on rotary dialing for more information)
Purchase this option after completing your phone purchase.

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