Monophone (AE 40)

1938–50
Manufactured by Automatic Electric Company (active 1891–1989)


Place of Manufacture: Northlake, IL

Dimensions

Overall: 5 x 9 x 7 3/4 in. (12.7 x 22.9 x 19.7 cm)

Accession Number

2006.2017

Medium or Technique

Bakelite, chrome, brass, black paint, porcelain, lead

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Collections

Americas

Classifications

Household

Markings

Stamped in ink on base in a rectangle: "Monophone / REG. U.S. PAT. OFF. / [list of patents] / AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC COMPANY / CHICAGO / MADE IN U.S.A."

Provenance

By 2000, Milwaukee Antique Store; 2000, purchased from Antique Store by Brett Angell; 2006, gift from Angell to the MFA (Accession Date: December 29, 2006)

Credit Line

Gift of Brett Angell