Tell me about the Vintage and Retro phones.

We offer two major kinds of phones – authentic vintage rotary phones that are 40 or more years old, and working reproductions of phones from 1940 and earlier.

For the vintage phones, these are the legendary Western Electric model 500. AT&T rented these to its customers, and they were known for their ruggedness and timeless style. The phone we will send you was a working phone that has been painstakingly re-painted if necessary, had the microphone replaced, buffed, had the cords replaced, and basically brought back to like new condition. We then wire the inside of the phone so that your friends and family can pick up the receiver, hear your message, and leave you a voicemail.

The retro phones were also fully-functional rotary phones. Although they were more recently manufactured they have an old-world look and charm. They are usually made of brass and wood, and mimic the designs of the early 1900’s and late 1800’s.

The phones can either be plugged into an outlet, or if one is not available, your rental includes a small battery pack with three replaceable AA batteries which will power the phone for 12 hours.

To use the phone, guests just lift the handset, listen to your introductory greeting, and leave their recording. They do not need to dial the phone, and the phone does not need to be connected to a phone line.

Brass & Wood Rotary Phone

Candlestick Rotary Phone

Country Junction Rotary Phone

Victorian Rotary Phone

Rubbed Gold 1940’s Retro Phone

Black 1940’s Style Retro Phone

Aqua Western Electric Rotary Phone

Black Western Electric Rotary Phone

Green Western Electric Rotary Phone

Ivory Western Electric Rotary Phone

Pink Western Electric Rotary Phone

Red Western Electric Rotary Phone

Turqoise Western Electric Rotary Phone

White Western Electric Rotary Phone