Welcome to my collection...
Mike's Vintage Telephones is my 25 year collection of antique and vintage telephones. Many types including early & rare telephones spanning from the late 1800s through the 1970s are represented. Included are many individual examples and subcollections (such as colored 302s and #23 series paystations) by companies such as Western Electric, Gray and many others. As time goes on other aspects of the collection will be added to the website.
The main feature of the collection is the vast accumulation of "coin collectors" & paystations (payphones). The collection illustrates the progression of subtle change beginning with the early coin collectors of the 1890s through the introduction of the 50A paystation around 1912 until the end of production of the 3 Slot around 1970. I believe this site contains the most comprehensive collection of early payphones on the web. The collection and this web site are both ongoing works and updated whenever possible. We've added a new segment to the paystation section containing later Western Electric payphones from the mid 1960s to about the 1990s. Now that the single slot payphones are fading away from view on the streets and in the lobbies of Anmerica I feel there is a need to represent them here.
I am always interested in finding new items to add that will enhance my collection.
Have one that doesn't work? I repair & rewire antique telephones & payphones. I also have original parts available.