North Electric "Galion" Phone
Made by the North Electric Company (often confused with Northern Electcric of Canada), this Model 7H6 "Galion" phone was manufactured circa 1949-1951. Early sets were made with metal housings but later housings were made of Bakelite. Dated parts inside this telephone were found from 1951, 1952 and 1953. Although North did manufacture their own dials, many were made with dials from other manufacturers, this set has made with a dial made by the Automatic Electric Company. Originally equipped with a "frequency ringer" a straight line ringer has been added to allow the phone to ring on today's phone line. Other deviations from the original set are the handset and mounting cords, which are replacements.
Jan 27, 2009