for sale is a vintage ringer box.
quartersawn oak, classic finger joints. perfect little hinges. lockable. embossed is “type 318A special”. patented in april 20, 1907. this is what set off the whole iPhone mania, no kidding.
for the kicks:
western electric, the company that made the box in the first place, is Chicago-based. wikipedia says it was founded in 1869. it also has a line “Fate – Absorption”. in 1960 WE landed a NASA contract "for engineering and construction of a tracking system for the Project Mercury program”. they fathered stereo sound. they married transmitter and receiver. they created touchtone. they defied sidetone.
back to the box: it’s endearingly cute. cute as a gift all by itself or to give a gift in.
expressed in inches:
5.5 x 5 top,
5.5 x 6 bottom,
2.5 deep and 3.75 x 4 5/8 inside.
- In-Person Pickup
- Local Delivery
- Domestic Shipping